Defensive end Jason Babin wrapped up a visit with the Tennessee Titans on Monday and it looks like linebacker Will Witherspoon will visit there today, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Wyatt indicated that the Titans are interested in signing Babin to a deal, but the Eagles reportedly worked into his contract last year that they would get the chance to match any offer that he receives. Babin, a former first-round pick, was signed by the Eagles off the street last August and he posted 2.5 sacks as a situational player. It is unknown to what extent the Eagles will go to match an offer Babin receives. The Titans lost defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, who signed with the Lions last Friday.
Babin was expected to be an unrestricted free agent at the start of free agency, but Witherspoon was released by the Eagles on Friday. The Eagles sent a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Brandon Gibson to the Rams at the trade deadline to acquire Witherspoon. The 29-year-old Witherspoon played in 11 games for the Eagles (17 games for the season including his time with the Rams) and his best performance was in his debut against the Redskins. Witherspoon returned an interception for a touchdown, had a sack and a forced fumble.
Witherspoon was with the Carolina Panthers for four years before signing a big-money deal with the Rams in 2006. Witherspoon can play on the outside or in the middle and the Titans have a similar player in Keith Bulluck, who is also on the market as a free agent, but is battling back from a season-ending knee injury.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:36 a.m., March 9