NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans hired Nick Eason as assistant defensive line coach.
Eason had a 10-year NFL career as a defensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. He played in 117 games during his career and registered seven sacks. Last year, he was an intern coach and assisted the defensive staff for the Cleveland Browns.
He finished his NFL career playing two seasons (2011-12) for the Arizona Cardinals. He appeared in 32 games for the Cardinals and registered two sacks. He also played four seasons (2007-10) with the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Steelers, he played in 55 games, including two Super Bowls - winning Super Bowl XLIII and losing Super Bowl XLV.
Eason originally was a fourth-round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2003 NFL Draft. He injured his Achilles during training camp and spent the entire season on injured reserve. After part of the year on the Broncos active roster the following season, he was waived and signed by the Browns, where he played three seasons (2004-06).
A native of Georgia, Eason played college football at Clemson. He played in 47 games with 35 starts for the Tigers and recorded 15 sacks and 30 tackles for loss. He earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior defensive tackle.