NASHVILLE, Tenn. –** The Titans have agreed to terms with veteran safety Johnathan Cyprien, and his addition will add to the physical style of the team's secondary.
The team has also agreed to a deal with former Raiders safety Brynden Trawick, who should provide a big boost to the team's special teams units.
Both deals are pending a physical.
TitansOnline.com looks back at safety Johnathan Cyprien's first six NFL seasons. (AP Photos)
Cyprien, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2013. He's played the past four seasons in Jacksonville, where he's been a productive – and physical – player.
"I am excited to have Johnathan here with us,'' Titans general manager Jon Robinson said. "Obviously there's a lot of familiarity with him having played against him twice. I was a big fan of his back when he came out of Florida International. He's an aggressive hitter, strong in coverage. He really battles at the point of attack, when the ball is in the air vs. those tight ends. He's an instinctive player, good blitzer, heavy hitter. He'll really help us in the back end...And he's a great person, a really good family man. I am looking forward to working with him."
Last season, Cyprien started all 16 games for the Jaguars and recorded 127 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four passes defensed. Pro Football Focus rated Cyprien the No. 7 safety in 2016.
Cyprien will join a safety group that includes Kevin Byard, a third-round pick in last year's draft who racked up 63 tackles, a sack, five tackles for a loss and five passes defensed in 2016. Safeties Da'Norris Searcy and Curtis Riley also remain under contract, while Rashad Johnson and Daimion Stafford became free agents on Thursday at the start of the new league year.
TitansOnline.com looks back at safety Brynden Trawick's first four NFL seasons. (AP Photos)
Cyprien has a reputation for being sturdy in run support. He's racked up 453 tackles and two sacks in four NFL seasons, along with a pair of interceptions. Cyprien, who played collegiately at Florida International, has totaled at least 100 tackles in each of his first four NFL seasons.
Trawick is a special teams ace who led the Raiders in special teams tackles last season.
He joined the Raiders last year after spending his first three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
A 6-foot-2, 225 pounder, Trawick has played in 53 games in four years. He played in 15 games for the Raiders last season, and finished the year with 24 tackles (16 solos, 8 assists).
Trawick, who played collegiately at Troy, recorded 10 tackles and an interception in Oakland's season-finale against the Broncos this past season. He led the Raiders with 14 special teams tackles in 2016.
He originally signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in May 2013.
"He's really had a good special teams career to this point," Robinson said. "I took notice of him in a couple of games, particularly on defense that he played in last year. I do see some defensive upside with him. He has some coverage ability.
"He is a big, fast, aggressive style player. So we are excited to add Brynden to the mix. He will help us in the kicking game and will be a good role player for us on defense."