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Mar 27, 2014 6:42 PM by Greg Smith

Shaun Phillips, Tennessee Titans strike two-year deal

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The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the contract is for two years and worth up to $6 million, The deal includes $2.5 million in guarantees, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

New coordinator Ray Horton has been seeking a proven edge rusher for his 3-4 defense since losing top target LaMarr Woodley to the Raiders.

Phillips, turning 33 in May, was the fallback option as the best available pass rusher. He's totaled 19.5 sacks over the last two seasons, shifting from outside linebacker in San Diego to defensive end in Denver.

Once the Broncos moved on to DeMarcus Ware, the Titans were Phillips' best fit.

Expect Phillips to work in a rotation with Akeem Ayers and Derrick Morgan -- leaving high-priced veteran Kamerion Wimbley as a candidate for release.

 

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