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Source: Tennessee Titans to name Ryan Cowden director of player personnel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Titans general manager Ryan Robinson has re-created a director of player personnel post in the Titans front office and filled it with Ryan Cowden, who was Carolina's assistant director of college scouting.

ESPN.com's Panthers reporter David Newton confirmed the hire, first reported by the Charlotte Observer.

Cowden presumably will work between Robinson and Blake Beddingfield, the director of college scouting and Brian Gardner, the pro scouting coordinator.

Former general manager Ruston Webster fired vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson on Jan. 30, 2015 and have not had anyone in that sort of role since.

The 38-year old Cowden has a good reputation around the league.

Robinson was hired as the team's general manager on Jan. 14, 2016 and went though his first draft with the staff he inherited. This week he's let go of two scouts, Marv Sunderland and Mike Yowarsky and hired Cowden.