When free agency gets underway next week, the Tennessee Titans will likely be looking to specifically address five positions: edge rusher, wide receiver, interior offensive line, safety and backup quarterback.
Edge rusher will be of special importance, with the retirement of Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan likely moving on from the Titans via free agency. Tennessee has promising young edge rusher Harold Landry on the roster, along with Jayon Brown who finished second on the team in sacks last season with six. But there’s no doubt the Titans need a bit more experience from their pass rushers. Getting after the quarterback is one of the most important aspects of the game for a NFL team and I don’t think the Titans want to rely solely on Landry and Brown.
Wide receiver is also a huge need for the Titans. Corey Davis looks like he’s on his way to being a future Pro-Bowl caliber wide receiver, but he needs some help around him. Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor are solid role players, but neither are primed to be No. 2 wide receivers in the NFL.
Decisions to be made
A lot of what the Titans do in free agency will depend on any roster cuts that are made. The Titans already decided to move on from safety Johnathan Cyprien, but that might not be the only player they cut ties with.
Tennessee could save $4.5 million by cutting center Ben Jones, who has a year left on his contract. They could also save $1.5 million by releasing quarterback Blaine Gabbert, which seems like a much more likely course of action.
Those decisions, whether they release those players or not, will determine how the Titans approach free agency.
With that in mind, here are a few players at each of the Titans’ biggest positions of need that I think they could, or should, target.
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