New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas to visit Tennessee Titans

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September 1, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) during warm ups prior to kickoff of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Louisiana Superdome. The Titans defeated the Saints 32-9. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

NFL reporter Adam Caplan has stated that New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas is reportedly going to visit the Tennessee Titans.

Casillas is a restricted free agent and if the Titans do make him an offer, the Saints have seven days to match it.  If the Saints can’t match it or choose not to, then they will lose Casillas and receive no compensation as far as draft picks.

The reason for no compensation is because Casillas went undrafted in 2009, but was later signed by the Saints.  He was expected to become a standout weakside linebacker for the team, but never came to fruition.

This is mainly because Casillas has been injured the past several seasons.  In the 2010 season, he suffered a lisfranc fracture in his foot during preseason and was placed on injured reserve.

Casillas ended up missing almost a quarter of the season due to injuries as well this past season.  Out of sixteen games, he only was listed as a starter for five of them.

With the signing of linebacker Chris Chamberlain for the weakside position and lack of wiggle room in the salary cap Casillas has been tendered a contract at the lowest amount, which means he’s likely gone if the Titans like him.

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Topics: Adam Caplan, Chris Chamberlain, Jonathan Casillas, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans

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