CLEVELAND – The Titans signed veteran pass rusher Cameron Wake this offseason to make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks.
In Week 1, it was mission accomplished.
In his Titans debut, Wake recorded 2.5 sacks, including a sack of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield that resulted in a safety in the team's 43-13 win over the Browns.
"He's going to wreak havoc," Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro said of Wake. "That's why we signed him. He can rush the passer – I don't care how old he is. At 50 years old he'll probably still be able to rush the passer.
"Have you seen his body? He's chiseled."
Titans coach Mike Vrabel awarded Wake a game ball.
"Cam is a better teammate and person than he is a player," Vrabel said. "And we think he's a really good player – that's the reason he's here."
Wake, who is 37, was happy to do his part.
Wake recorded 98 sacks in his first 10 NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins before joining Tennessee in free agency.
On the day, the Titans racked up five sacks while also intercepting three passes. In addition to Wake, Sharif Finch and Logan Ryan (1.5) had sacks for the Titans.
"It was pretty good," Wake said with a smile. "Nah, it was a lot of fun. It was a good team win.
"It was a crazy offseason, but I think I landed in the right place. This organization has welcomed me with open arms and obviously I want to do my part along with the guys up front. And I think we did that today as a group. It was a lot of fun."
The Tennessee Titans take on the Cleveland Browns in the 2019 regular season opener at First Energy Stadium. (Photos: Donald Page)