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Sean Spence isn't bigger than Wesley Woodyard, but he's different

Sean Spence has 63 tackles and two sacks in two NFL seasons. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Wesley Woodyard played much better football in his second year with the Tennessee Titans than his first.

But the ideal weakside inside linebacker to play alongside Avery Williamson would be a bigger than Woodyard, who is 6-foot and 233 pounds.

The Titans agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Steelers linebacker Sean Spence on Wednesday. He’ll certainly get a chance to challenge with Woodyard.

But he does not bring the additional size: He is 5-foot-11 and 231 pounds.

Greg Cosell of NFL Films just told me on my Nashville radio show that the size is really the main similarity between Woodyard and Spence.

“They have different builds,” Cosell said. “Woodyard is more athletic. Spence has more pop to the way he plays.”

More pop could help the Titans on early-down run defense.

Williamson, Woodyard and Spence are certain to be the Titans' top three inside guys. Right now they are the only guys of note.

Zach Brown and Steven Johnson, the backups last year, are both free agents.