Report: Titans sign ex-Patriot Gary Guyton

Report: Titans sign ex-Patriot Gary Guyton
August 11, 2013, 3:45 pm
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By Pat O'Rourke

Former Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton has found a new home. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Tennessee Titans have signed the 27-year old, the fourth NFL team he’s signed with since leaving New England after the 2011 season.

Guyton signed with the Patriots in April 2008 as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech. He went on to play 61 games over four seasons for the Pats, picking up 224 total tackles, 14 passes defended, 4 ½ sacks, and three interceptions.

The best years for Guyton came in 2009 and 2010, suiting up in every Patriots game over those two seasons, collecting all 4 ½ of his sacks as a Patriot and picking up 148 tackles. Only Jerod Mayo (278) and Brandon Meriweather (151) had more tackles for the Patriots over that span.

Guyton left New England following a disappointing 2011 season, where he had just 47 tackles in 13 games. Since then, he’s signed with Miami, Dallas, and San Diego, only seeing game action with San Diego. In his one game with the Chargers, Guyton had one tackle.

The Guyton signing gives much-needed help to the Titans middle linebacker corps, with Colin McCarthy, Greg Jones, and Zaviar Gooden all currently battling injuries.