Titans CB Campbell could play larger role

Arthur Arkush
February 16, 2012
Titans CB Campbell making strides

With free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan expected to land a megadeal elsewhere, the Titans' to-do list likely will include bolstering CB depth. Tennessee has a pair of solid, young corners in Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner, but it will need to address the nickel position that Finnegan played so well last season. Signing a veteran from another team is a possibility — the Titans reportedly will bring in former Raider Stanford Routt for a visit — but a guy to keep an eye on is Tommie Campbell. The 2011 seventh-rounder was a key special-teams contributor as a rookie, but was rarely on the field otherwise. That could change in Year Two if Campbell can show he has grown into a more mature player. New secondary coach Brett Maxie, hired to bring in more accountability on the back end of the "D," will waste little time working with the 6-3, 205-pound Campbell, a terrific athlete who we hear the team believes has real upside.