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Nick Eason
Defensive Line

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Nick Eason is in his third season with the Titans and first in charge of the defensive line. In his first two years in Tennessee, Eason served as the assistant defensive line coach. He came to Tennessee after assisting the defensive staff for the Cleveland Browns in 2013.

Last year, saw DT Jurrell Casey earn his first Pro Bowl invitation as he tied for the team high in sacks with 7.0 and set a new career high with 28 quarterback pressures. DE DaQuan Jones and NT Al Woods also emerged as quality starters as they matched or bettered their career-best numbers in all categories last season.

In his first year with the Titans, he helped oversee the defense transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 front and returning players assuming new roles in the defense. Casey continued his growth as one of the best defensive linemen in the game, as he posted career highs in tackles for loss (13), quarterback pressures (27) and the second-highest tackle total of his career (86). NT Sammie Hill also posted career highs in a number of categories – tackles (47), sacks (3.0), tackles for loss (7) and quarterback pressures (8).
Nick Eason is in his third season with the Titans and first in charge of the defensive line. In his first two years in Tennessee, Eason served as the assistant defensive line coach. He came to Tennessee after assisting the defensive staff for the Cleveland Browns in 2013.

Last year, saw DT Jurrell Casey earn his first Pro Bowl invitation as he tied for the team high in sacks with 7.0 and set a new career high with 28 quarterback pressures. DE DaQuan Jones and NT Al Woods also emerged as quality starters as they matched or bettered their career-best numbers in all categories last season.

In his first year with the Titans, he helped oversee the defense transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 front and returning players assuming new roles in the defense. Casey continued his growth as one of the best defensive linemen in the game, as he posted career highs in tackles for loss (13), quarterback pressures (27) and the second-highest tackle total of his career (86). NT Sammie Hill also posted career highs in a number of categories – tackles (47), sacks (3.0), tackles for loss (7) and quarterback pressures (8).

Eason had a 10-year (2004-12) NFL career, in which he played 117 games as a defensive lineman for the Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. He finished his career playing two seasons (2011-12) for the Cardinals, where he appeared in 32 games and registered two sacks.

Prior to his time with the Cardinals, Eason played four seasons (2007-10) with the Steelers. He appeared in 55 games, including the team’s victory at Super Bowl XLIII and loss at Super Bowl XLV.

Originally a fourth-round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2003 NFL Draft, he spent the season on injured reserve recovering from a training camp injury to his Achilles. The following season, Eason reemerged on the Broncos active roster before being waived and signed by the Browns, with whom he played for three seasons (2004-06).

A native of Lyons, Ga., Eason played college football at Clemson, where he was the first football player in school history to graduate with two years of eligibility remaining, earning his degree in Sociology in August 2001. In 2008, he earned his Master’s in human resources. 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.

Nick Eason’s Coaching Timeline:
2016:  Defensive Line, Tennessee Titans
2014-2015:  Assistant Defensive Line, Tennessee Titans
2013:  Intern Coach, Cleveland Browns

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