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Titans' D-line gets needed depth, waits to get back to full strength

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By Mike Wilkening

The Titans agreed with veteran DEs Raheem Brock and Chris Harrington on Aug. 12 with an eye on taking some of the stress off a defensive line that has been tested by injury early in camp. DE Derrick Morgan, the club's first-round pick, has missed much of training camp with a calf injury after missing much of offseason workouts because of a different calf injury. William Hayes, slated to be the starting left defensive end, is expected to miss a "couple" weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee suffered Aug. 10, head coach Jeff Fisher said. And DRT Tony Brown, who notched five sacks in 2009, has been on the PUP list as he recovers from knee surgery. However, Fisher has said the club expects Morgan and Brown to return before the start of the season, and the timetable for Hayes' recovery puts him in range to potentially be ready for the Titans' Week One game vs. Oakland on Sept. 12. In the meantime, Brock and Harrington will add depth to a line expected to be one of the defense's strengths. Brock, who made 104 starts in eight seasons with Indianapolis, also has played inside, but he'll play end with the Titans.


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