Originally created 04/27/04

Jarrett Payton signs with Titans as free agent



NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Miami running back Jarrett Payton signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on Monday.

Payton, the son of late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, ran for 985 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season with the Hurricanes. He had a big game against Florida State in the Orange Bowl, running for 131 yards in a 16-14 win.

The 6-foot, 218-pound Payton became the starter for the Hurricanes in 2003 when Frank Gore went down for the season with a knee injury. In addition to running back, Payton also played fullback at Miami.