NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Titans' defensive line coach, Jim Washburn scouted pass rushers everywhere.

WakeWashburnSo in 2007, after a CFL scout friend Paul Jones tipped him off to a kid named Cameron Wake,

As with many promising pass rushers on his radar, Washburn maniacally followed the player's every move. And when Wake fulfilled his obligation in Canada, Washburn made his case to the Titans' front office.

As Washburn remembers it, the Titans could have had Wake in 2009 for a deal with $1 million guaranteed.

But a front office lieutenant didn’t like Wake and nixed it.

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