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Tennessee Titans, David Cobb agree to terms

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The Tennessee Titans have their newest backfield addition under contract.

The team on Thursday announced that fifth-round running back David Cobb has agreed to terms after being selected with the No. 138 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

We don't normally post on fifth-round signings, but Cobb might be in for major playing time. Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling listed the Minnesota product as a Week 1 lead back in our "Projected Starters" series, while NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt called Cobb "starter material, capable of being a 1,000-yard back."

There's a genuine competition underway in Tennessee's backfield after Bishop Sankey, last year's second-round pick, underwhelmed as a rookie. With Shonn Greene's better days behind him, Cobb will be given a bundle of reps in training camp and preseason action.

Drawing comparisons to Stevan Ridley, the 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb is a decisive, tough runner who gained 54 percent of his yardage after contact over the past two seasons as a Golden Gopher. With rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota under center, the Titans won't play games in the backfield. The best runner will start come September.

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