The Tennessee Titans have dipped into the pool of free agent safeties and signed another player, adding Steven Terrell on Friday, a league source confirmed to TitanInsider.com.
Terrell most recently played for the Kansas City Chiefs, but has also spent time on the rosters and practice squads of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.
To make room on the roster, the Titans linebacker Gimel President, who had a pressure that caused an interception for Jayon Brown on Thursday night. Tennessee also waived defensive lineman Johnny Maxey, who was signed after camp began.
The Titans have had a rash of injuries at the safety position, already losing Johnathan Cyprien to a season-ending knee injury. They signed Kenny Vaccaro and Jason Thompson last week to help fill some holes there.
But in Thursday night’s loss at Green Bay in the preseason opener, rookie safety Dane Cruikshank suffered a shoulder injury trying to recover a fumbled punt and was forced to leave the game. Reports indicated that Cruikshank had his arm in a sling as he left Lambeau Field after the game.
Terrell has played in 42 career games with one interception and five passes defensed. He was one of and handful of safeties who worked out for the Titans when they wound up signing both Vaccaro and Thompson.