The Tennessee Titans may make a few minor signings up until the NFL Draft. But it seems like they might choose to address some of their remaining needs in the NFL Draft.

If the Titans happen to miss out on some of their choices, they could still choose to bring back a couple of guys from their in-house free agents list if another team does not scoop them up.

Here are some in-house free agents the Tennessee Titans should consider bringing back on cheap deals.


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Sept 9, 2020; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) runs through pass rushing drills during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 Nashville, Tenn. Mandatory Credit: George Walker IV/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK

At the beginning of the offseason, I was entirely over the Jadeveon Clowney experiment.

There was so much hype surrounding him last offseason, and we waited months and months for him to choose the Tennessee Titans only for him to get zero sacks and not even finish the season.

However, now that the Titans have Bud Dupree and Denico Autry, I wouldn’t mind a Clowney return.

I don’t believe Clowney has what it takes to be the only answer at pass-rush for a team. But if you put him around a couple of other decent pass rushers, he could begin to do damage.

The addition of Dupree and Autry, along with already having Jeffery Simmons and Harold Landry, could take the load off Clowney and allow him to feed off his teammates.

An excellent second stint in Tennessee could mean more money for him in the 2022 free agency market as well.


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Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones (90) celebrates a sack during the Tennessee Titans game against the Baltimore Ravens. Mandatory Credit: George Walker/The Tennessean via USA TODAY Sports

Signing Denico Autry was kind-of a sign that the Titans are moving on from DaQuan Jones. Jones is a seven-year veteran, all in Tennessee. He was one of the more underrated Titans during his tenure.

Jones was never a guy that could accumulate a lot of sacks, but he was a run-stuffer. And if after the draft the Tennessee Titans feel they need another big man in the trenches, Jones could be a top option to call.

It’s possible the Titans have had conversations with him. If so, the fact that he isn’t re-signed by now is telling.

His market value on Spotrac is a $7.5M annual salary, so unless he’s willing to take a friendly deal, a Jones reunion may be nothing more than a fantasy.


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Dec 20, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) before the game against the Detroit Lions at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It’s crazy that Gostkowski, a Super Bowl-winning kicker, was one of the most polarizing figures on the Titans roster, alongside cornerback Jonathan Joseph.

Gostkowski had an odd start to his Titans career. He missed kick after kick only to hit three consecutive game-winners to lift the Titans to their first 3-0 start since 2008.

His up-and-down performance went on for half the season until the Tennessee Titans changed long snappers, and he became a lot more reliable toward the end of the season.

The Titans have oddly had kicking issues since former kicker Ryan Succop’s injury, and it seems they found their culprit in long-time long snapper Beau Brinkley.

So, if Brinkley was the issue, then I wouldn’t mind keeping Gostkowski on a one-year deal, but only if you can’t find a kicker in the draft or from the undrafted pool that you like.

These guys aren’t must-needs, but having them wouldn’t hurt anything but cap space. If any of these guys are willing to come back on friendly deals, and you can’t find anyone else to fit the mold, then hit them up.

The Tennessee Titans could use all the help on special teams and defense that they can get.

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