Tennessee Titans set to sign defensive lineman Bruce Hector

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Just days after losing defensive lineman DaQuan Jones in free agency to the Carolina Panthers, the Tennessee Titans have made a minor addition to their defensive line group.

According to his agent and via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Titans are signing former Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman and South Florida product, Bruce Hector.

Hector, 26, was a former undrafted free agent of the Eagles and played in two seasons for the team in 2018 and 2019, serving as a backup and making just one start. He didn’t see a snap during the 2020 campaign, though.

The 6-foot-2, 296-pound lineman isn’t a solution to losing Jones but figures to have a chance to compete for a backup spot in training camp behind Jeffery Simmons, Denico Autry, and whoever else starts upfront.

He joins a defensive line room that includes Simmons, Autry, Teair Tart, Larrell Murchison, Jullian Taylor, Nate Orchard and Daylon Mack.

Prior to adding Hector, the Titans were reportedly set to add inside linebacker B.J. Bello in what amounts to another depth move.

Hector and Bello have something in common, as both worked with Titans senior defensive assistant Jim Schwartz when he was the defensive coordinator with the Eagles.

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