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Titans GM Jon Robinson Ready to Tackle Free Agency


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans general manager Jon Robinson has a plan heading into free agency. He has a wish list, but he'll also be smart.

Robinson said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has no issues with spending money on the right fits, however.
"It will be much like the stock market, and determining what the market is for players,'' Robinson said. "If the guys that we have earmarked as potential adds, if the dollars that they are looking for for their career and their livelihood matches kind where we are and we think it is a good fit, then I think we'll be active in free agency.
"If the market is really, really high, then we'll have to be maybe more disciplined with our decision-making and not get caught up in "Hey, we have to have this guy" and take a step back. In the end we have to do what is best for the football team. We don't want to jeopardize our future for one guy that we think is "the guy." You have to be judicious with your decision-making in the end."
The NFL's negotiating window opened Monday morning in advance of the official start of the free agent signing period. At that time, Robinson and other NFL clubs were allowed to engage in conversations with the agents for free agents from other clubs.
Free agency begins on Wednesday afternoon across the NFL. Free agency signings -- and trades -- cannot become official until then, the start of the new league year in the NFL.

Robinson said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has been "outstanding." She wants to build a winner, Robinson said.
"We talk multiple times throughout the course of the week either on the phone or via text, and she is very passionate about this team like Mike (Mularkey) and I are, and she wants to build a team that this city, this state, her family can be proud of,'' Robinson said.
"She has no issues committing financially to players that we think are check-off-the-box guys that we are looking for in Titans. She has been really, really outstanding."
Robinson was hired as general manager of the Titans in January after spending the past two seasons as director of player personnel with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prior to that, Robinson worked as New England's director of college scouting (2009-13) after serving as a regional scout and an area scout for the Patriots.

Last month, the Titans re-signed veteran tight end Craig Stevens, and then last week the team signed former Dolphins cornerback Brice McCain to a deal.
It's safe to say Robinson is anxious to do more to rebuild a football team that finished 3-13 in 2015.
"I am very, very excited,'' Robinson said. "With Craig, when we were able to re-sign him and make that commitment, that was a good feeling. And then adding Brice McCain and being able to hash through that with his representation … that was exciting as well."
"I am looking forward to that continued energy and excitement, adding guys who are going to get this thing going in the right direction."


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