The addition of Ruston Webster to the Titans' front office gives the club another seasoned evaluator, one with much experience scouting collegiate talent. Webster, hired as the Titans' vice president of player personnel on May 14, held the same position in Seattle for the past four years and fills a role that was once left vacant in Tennessee.
"When I joined the Titans organization (in 2007), we were able to fill a number of roles in the pro and college departments, but we didn't fill the player personnel spot at the time," said Titans executive vice president and general manager Mike Reinfeldt in a statement issued by the club. "I wanted the right person to fill that role and wanted to see how the organization would function in the various departments before making this hire."
Webster's primary responsibility will be the draft, Reinfeldt said. Webster was the Seahawks' interim general manager to close out the '09 season after Tim Ruskell resigned in December. Webster, who worked with Reinfeldt in Seattle, was reportedly a finalist for the Titans' GM job three years ago. Webster joins a front office that includes seven college scouts in addition to scouting coordinator Blake Beddingfield and national supervisor of college scouting C.O. Brocato. Webster broke into the NFL ranks as the Buccaneers' director of pro personnel in 1989 and worked 18 years with the Buccaneers, spending the majority of his Tampa career evaluating collegiate talent both as a scout and as the club's director of college scouting.
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