The Titans got a bit stronger on Wednesday and made their top rival a bit weaker, as the team announced they have signed free-agent cornerback Nick Harper to a deal. Terms of the three-year deal were not disclosed. Harper leaves the Super Bowl Champion Colts after six seasons, last year recording 73 tackles and three interceptions. He also had 14 tackles and an interception during the playoffs, and was deemed on his way out after the Colts made it known it would go with younger players at the corner position.
The six-year veteran has 383 tackles and 15 interceptions in 89 career games. The signing for Tennessee was smart from the standpoint that they are still in the unknown when it comes to corner Adam “Pacman” Jones, who may miss training camp due to suspension for all his off the field antics. Harper comes to the Titans to play alongside Jones, when he finally can get on the field, as well as corner Reynaldo Hill.
Harper at 32 years old also brings some leadership to a young Titans team that last season made a late playoff run with the stellar first-year play of quarterback Vince Young. Other than being a solid corner, Harper is also known as a player that can step up against the run. He started his career in the CFL in 2000, and signed as a free agent with Indy in 2001.