Tennessee Titans Sign Two Offensive Linemen to Contracts

By Stephanie Umek

Week two of preseason is upon us and teams need to start settling into what they want as far as the roster goes. With adjustments needed, the Tennessee Titans went out and signed two more offensive players.

Originally drafted in the 7th round in 2011, Michael Jasper played for the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad for most of all last season. One week before the season ended though, he was added to the active roster.  Jasper is a native of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee so he gets to have a little taste of home again.

Jonathan Palmer was an undrafted free agent in 2007; he bounced around the league on different practice squads with the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburg Steelers, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals.

Jasper (6-foot-4, 375) has most of his experience at the guard position. Palmer (6-foot-5, 338) usually is set at the tackle position. With the two additions to the roster, the Titans have met their 90-man max they can have for preseason. Pretty soon they will need to start making cuts and the final active roster has to be complete obviously for the first week of the regular season.

With the center position needing to be revamped a bit due to injuries, it will be interesting to see other newbies come in so that the entire time can feed off of each other to form a connection to play well. The entire offensive line of course, will not all be newcomers, players like Steve Hutchinson, Leroy Harris and Michael Roos will be there to lead the way.

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