According to Turron Davenport of ESPN NFL Nation, the Tennessee Titans have agreed in principle on a four-year extension for DL Jeffrey Simmons. (Turron Davenport on Twitter)
The Titans are closing in on keeping their star defender after rumors the team may have to cut him for cap purposes. Simmons has emerged as a top defensive lineman, averaging 54 tackles and 7.5 sacks over the last two seasons, earning consecutive All-Pro nods. The Titans keep a key piece of the defense as they continue to retool going forward.