Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 8/1/12
One year after a lengthy holdout impacted the Tennessee Titans in a negative way, the Titans avoided another potentially ensnarling situation by signing first-round pick Kendall Wright on Tuesday. In a 9-7 season in 2011 with a new coaching staff at the helm, Chris Johnson's holdout -- which preceded his least productive pro season -- might have made the difference between the Titans' chances of qualifying for the playoffs and not qualifying, which is what happened. With Wright, the issues weren't nearly as thorny or contentious as they were with Johnson -- though it's worth noting that another wide receiver who was a first-round pick of a fellow AFC South team, Justin Blackmon, remains unsigned by Jacksonville. Yet the way that coaches talk about Wright, specifically offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, the Titans seemingly expect the 5-foot-10, 196-pounder out of Baylor to make a big contribution -- a factor rendered all the more acute by the uncertainty surrounding wide receive...
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