Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garrett Hartley in Tennessee for visit with Titans

Seems the kicking situation in Tennessee is far from settled as the Titans have brought in former New Orleans Saint Garrett Hartley today.  The Titans have been letting rookies Maikon Bonani and Travis Coons fight it out all preseason to replace Rob Bironas, but it looks like they have finally come to the conclusion that neither is NFL ready.  With only one more preseason game left to play and the NFL opener just over a week away the Titans are looking to make a change it seems.

Garrett Hartley kicked for the New Orleans Saints for six years helping them to the Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Colts.  He remains the only kicker in NFL history to send his team to the Super Bowl with an overtime field goal and he is also the only NFL kicker to make three field goals over 40 yards in a Super Bowl.

Also joining Garrett Hartley at the Titans training facility are veteran NFL kickers Jay Feely and Rian Lindell.  Feely was 30 of 36 last year with the Arizona Cardinals while Lindell was 23 of 29 in Buffalo.  The Titans really can't go wrong with any of the three experienced kickers.  Tennessee plays their final preseason game on Thursday against the Minnesota Vikings before opening the regular season with a difficult trip to Kansas City to battle the Chiefs.