Antwon Blake, Byron Bell agree to 1-year deals with Titans

Antwon Blake, Byron Bell agree to 1-year deals with Titans

The Tennessee Titans continue to stockpile free agent additions, including adding another former Pittsburgh Steelers player to their defense, and re-signing one of their own free agent offensive linemen.

The Titans signed cornerback Antwon Blake, a backup with the Steelers and a player who had visited Tennessee on Monday. The Titans also brought back offensive lineman Byron Bell. Both players agreed to one-year contracts with the Titans.

Blake becomes the fourth player that the Titans have added this off-season to have connections to defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition to Blake, the Titans added cornerback Brice McCain and linebacker Sean Spence as free agents and re-signed nose tackle Al Woods.

Blake was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and was claimed off waivers by the Steelers in 2013. In three seasons with the Steelers, Blake started 17 games had 109 tackles and three interceptions, plus a pair of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was also a mainstay on the Steelers special teams.

Bell came to the Titans from the Carolina Panthers as a free agent last year and showed versatility in making 16 starts for the Titans. He started eight games at right tackle, seven games at left guard and one game at left tackle, filling in for an injured Taylor Lewan.

Bell figures to be in the mix either at left guard or right tackle, either as a starter or backup, depending upon what the Titans do in the draft at the position or if they wind up adding Louis Vasquez, who visited this week as well.

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