"DeMarcus has seven years of experience in this league and has started 36 games during his career," said Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt. "He has shown that he is capable of starting in this league, has been productive on special teams and brings versatility to our group of defensive backs."
Faggins has appeared in 82 career games with 36 starts and has collected 193 tackles, five interceptions, 52 passes defensed, a sack, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in seven NFL seasons. The 5-10, 178-pounder enjoyed a breakout season as a nickel back for the Texans in 2004 when he appeared in all 16 games for the first time and notched a career-best three interceptions, including a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown. He followed that campaign up by appearing in 13 games with 10 starts in 2005 and registering career-highs with 53 tackles and 14 passes defensed. In 2006, Faggins started 10 of 11 games and posted 30 tackles, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He has appeared in all 32 games over the last two seasons with 13 combined starts.
Faggins was originally a sixth-round selection (173rd overall) by the Texans in the 2002 NFL Draft. The Kansas State product earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors as a senior. A native of Irving, Texas, Faggins was a first-team all-city and second team all-state selection at Irving High School.