The Tennessee Titans continued their trend of being busy this offseason, when they announced the signing of wide receiver Kevin Walter on Monday. The team reached a one-year deal with the free agent wide out, which figures to be worth in the neighborhood of $2 million.
Walter joins the Titans after seven years with the Houston Texans, and he’ll be going into his eleventh year overall in the league. He’s a guy who’s been solid throughout his career, usually amassing more than 500 yards receiving per season.
His new role in Tennessee, will probably be very similar to what he was doing in Houston. He’s a guy who can be effective on the outside and in the slot, and just one of those reliable receivers. The Titans know exactly what they’re getting with Walter. He’s not a game-breaker, just a player that’s going to be there for several grabs a game.
There are rumors swirling that Nate Washington‘s time in Tennessee could be coming to an end, and if that’s the case, the Walter signing becomes even more important for the Titans. Walter figures to round out a receiver corps that also features Kenny Britt, and the up-and-coming Kendall Wright.
Walter is not a bad third or fourth option for the Titans, especially if they drop Washington. I’d be shocked if Walter doesn’t top 500 yards and three touchdowns in 2013, because it just seems like he’ll keep producing at that level until he hangs it up. Overall, he’s an affordable signing that makes sense for the Titans.
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