The Titans first move in free agency allowed them to take a player away from their top division rival. Tennessee agreed to a deal with former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Denico Autry, a league source confirmed.
Autry, 30, is receiving a reported $21.5 million deal over three years, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Autry's arrival could signal that the Titans may be ready to move on from DaQuan Jones and/or Jack Crawford, who started alongside 2019 first-round pick Jeffery Simmons last season.
Autry spent the past three seasons with the Colts and put up sack numbers of nine, 3.5 and 7.5 with Indy, as the Titans seek to bolster a pass rush that generated just 19 sacks last season.
Autry initially broke in to the NFL with the Raiders in 2014, spending four seasons in Oakland b efore going to the Colts.
Autry, 6-5, 285, played college football at Mississippi State and will now join his fellow former Bulldog on the Titans' defensive line.
The deal cannot be officially announced until the new league year opens on Wednesday.