Titans add cornerback depth with Demontre Hurst

Titans add cornerback depth with Demontre Hurst

The Tennessee Titans have added more depth at cornerback, signing cornerback Demontre Hurst on Monday.

Hurst (5-10, 191) spent four seasons with the Chicago Bears after having joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2013 out of the University of Oklahoma.

Hurst spent his entire rookie season on the Bears practice squad, but then played in 15 games in 2014.

In his career, Hurst has 55 tackles with one sack and two interceptions, plus one forced fumble and three passes defensed.

Hurst’s versatility appears to be what sold the Titans on him.

“Demontre has been a competitive player for Chicago the last few years, having played outside corner, nickel and been a contributor in the kicking game,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said. “He has good toughness, is a willing tackle and has shown quickness to match as a coverage player.

“He has been a durable and dependable player in his time in the league, and he’ll add competition to that position group and work on special teams as well.”

The Titans are in the process of making over their secondary – a trouble spot at times last year – for 2017. Tennessee brought in cornerback Logan Ryan and added safeties Jonathan Cyprien and Brynden Trawick this off-season. The Titans did not re-sign cornerback Valentino Blake and have not re-signed safety Daimion Stafford.

Hurst was a three-year starter at Oklahoma and an All-Big 12 second-team selection as both a junior and a senior.

The Titans also have veterans Jason McCourty and Brice McCain in the nix at cornerback, as well as second-year pros LeShaun Sims and Kalan Reed, both of whom were late-round draft picks in 2016.

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