Titans Cornerback Ryan Mouton Thinks He is a Great Replacement for Cortland Finnegan

Losing Cortland Finnegan was by far one of the biggest hits that the Titans took in the off season. Banking on the draft and a few signings such as Steve Hutchinson, Kamerion Wimbley and Leger Douzable will help immensely. But there is still a hole in the cornerback position.

Ryan Mouton will be returning this season to the Titans after spending all of last season in a walking boot due to a torn Achilles’ tendon. He had surgery on the tendon last August and spent the first eight weeks on crutches. He was then able to put pressure on the foot for the next six weeks. It wasn’t until last week that he was able to start sprinting again.

I hate to say it, and I hope I am wrong, but I’m skeptical and nervous for his return. I have great respect that he wants to be such an impact for the team and he is fully aware of the shoes that he needs to fill. But he is out of practice. I have seen numerous athletes return from injuries and be just as good as when they left, but there is always that slim chance of them not coming back the way they left the field.

However teammate wide receiver Kenny Britt disagrees with me. He told NFL.com that he is fully confident in the return of Mouton.

“I can’t wait for people to see him,” Britt said. “I have seen his determination. He hasn’t been on the field in so long, and he is anxious. He has a lot of talent, and he is going to step up and show everyone what he has.”

General Manager Ruston Webster stated as long as Mouton is healthy; he should be in the mix of things and told NFL.com that the Titans aren’t really moving towards adding another cornerback to the roster.

The Titans signed Mouton in 2009 when they drafted him out of Hawaii. Throughout his time with the Titans he has played mainly on special teams but in 2010 he was ranked fourth on the team in tackles.

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