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Author: Jon Kuzma
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After going back to the playoffs and actually knocking off the Kansas City Chiefs in the wildcard round. The Tennessee Titans are now looking to build on that momentum and they hope to do so by adding Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler to their roster. Lewis will come to Nashville and play behind starting running back Derrick Henry. The combination of Lewis and Henry will resemble a Thunder and Lightning type of backfield which was once made famous by the New York Giants’ Tiki Barber and Ron Dayne. Obviously Dion Lewis will be the lightning part of that duo and expect the Titans to utilize his speed on outside runs and swing passes. From a football stand point this is a good pick up because it will allow the Titans to be more versatile on the ground. With a fresh new 4 year $20 million dollar contract in hand Dion Lewis should me motivated to come in and immediately produce. That wasn’t the only Patriot Tennessee plans to bring on board either. Malcolm Butler will also head to the Titans on a 5 year $61 million dollar deal. That’s a huge payday for the player who was benched during last year’s Super Bowl but Butler will have a fresh new start with Mike Vrabel’s team. From a coverage stand point this is going to help keep points off the scoreboard when the new season arrives. Butler is a great competitor and will line up against some of the better wide receivers in the league. It’s somewhat shocking how much Butler will make ($12.2 million annually) however the Titans felt it was worth the risk. That’s a substantial increase from the $3.9 million per year Butler made during his time in Foxborough. Together these signings are supposed provide a boost on both sides of the ball. Tennessee will have to make the most out of both incoming players.
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