NASHVILLE, Tenn. –** The Titans have added a resilient player to the team in former Steelers linebacker Sean Spence.
The Titans and Spence agreed to terms on a contract today.
Spence becomes the sixth free agent to join the team since the beginning of March.
Linebacker Sean Spence signs his contract at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Jeff Harding)
An inside linebacker, Spence (5-foot-11, 231 pounds) visited with team officials on Wednesday after previously visiting the Jaguars and Dolphins.
Spence was the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award with the Steelers in 2014. He suffered a devastating knee injury in 2012 that caused him to miss two seasons, but he worked to put himself in a position to return. He played under the guidance of Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau while in Pittsburgh.
Spence, 27, has played in 31 regular games over the last two seasons. He played in 15 games last season, with four starts, and recorded 37 tackles and a sack.
TitansOnline.com looks at the NFL career of LB Sean Spence. (AP Photos)
Spence has recorded 90 tackles, two sacks over the past two seasons. Spence has started 13 games total over the past two seasons.
Spence, originally a third-round pick out of Miami in 2012, is expected to compete at inside linebacker this fall. He'll also to play a key role on special teams.
Avery Williamson started all 16 games for the Titans at one of the inside linebacker spots in 2015. Wesley Woodyard started 11 games at the other inside linebacker spot.
Earlier in free agency, the Titans traded for running back DeMarco Murray (Eagles), and the team signed cornerback Brice McCain (Dolphins), center Ben Jones (Texans), receiver Rishard Matthews (Dolphins) and quarterback Matt Cassel (Patriots).