The Nashville Tennessean reports free agent OLB Shaun Phillips is "on the Titans' radar."
Jim Wyatt on Twitter
This is in addition to free agent ILB Jameel McClain and ILB Karlos Dansby. The Titans could also soon jump into the bidding for free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley, who has years' worth of ties to new Tennessee DC Ray Horton. The Titans are transitioning from a 4-3 to 3-4 defense in 2014, and need players who fit the new scheme. Phillips came up as a 3-4 outside linebacker in San Diego.
He'll be designated as a post-June 1 release, allowing the Steelers to spread out his $19.76 million in dead money over the next two seasons. The move clears $10.57 million in cap space. Woodley's release was a fait accompli after the Steelers re-signed OLB Jason Worilds. Woodley still has some juice left as a pass rusher, but has become increasingly injury prone, and will turn 30 in November. He'll draw interest as a situational pass rusher for 3-4 teams.