NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans may be done with 2020 free agency. They also may not be.

General manager Jon Robinson left the door open for more moves during his conference call with local media on Wednesday but added the disclaimer that a splash is unlikely.

“We’re still working through it, we’re looking at guys that are still available,” Robinson said.

“I don’t know that we’re done, but I don’t know that there’s going to be a flurry of moves, here.”

If the Titans were to make another move or two in free agency, it would make sense. The team still has some needs on the roster with a good chunk of cap space left, and there are seemingly good fits still available on the market.

If this is it, though, it would be a bit of a head-scratcher.

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE?


Amid a global pandemic that made getting physicals a nightmare and face-to-face meetings with players impossible, the Titans managed to add a handful of role players, depth pieces and a “prove-it” pass rusher.

That’s a far cry from what a lot of fans, whose heads were filled with visions of exciting moves and the chance of signing Tom Brady, expected.

OLB Vic Beasley is the biggest name the Titans have added to this point. It would be a bit of a surprise if he produced for the team at a high level, considering he fell out of favor with the Falcons and saw his production steadily decline after leading the league in sacks in 2016.

Still, the Titans are confident they can squeeze something out of Beasley.

“We just felt like there was an ability or skillset there that we could hone,” Robinson said.

“He’s a guy that plays hard. He’s fast, he’s got good length.”

In ST/LB Nick Dzubnar and OL Ty Sambrailo, the Titans got two players who can play critical roles, Dzubnar on special teams and Sambrailo as a depth piece on the o-line.

Adding DL Jack Crawford also added a much-needed body to a very thin group of defensive linemen.

WHAT’S MISSING?


There’s still one question that the Titans haven’t answer when it comes to 2020 free agency, though: what are they going to go with the more than $10 million of cap space they cleared by trading defensive lineman Jurrell Casey?

Robinson was asked that question.

“There’s a lot of business that still has to be done throughout the course of the league year,” he said. “We’re mindful of that. We’re working through a couple of guys here, as well as preparing for potential guys you may have to extend down the road.”

Robinson was certainly being truthful in saying that the Titans have their sights set on some potential contract extensions, but that sort of thing will take place later down the road.

If that were the entire purpose of trading Casey for a mere seventh-round pick, it would be fair to wonder why the Titans made that move now instead of cutting him later or trying to get one more year out of him.

Re-signing OLB Kamalei Correa and adding a few roster bubble players can’t be the answer. It just wouldn’t make sense, and Robinson has made a habit of making a lot of sense.

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Throwing money at someone like OLB Jadeveon Clowney may not be what the Titans need to do, but they need to do something.

The Casey trade made sense when it happened because it seemed that a follow-up move was imminent. Now that two weeks have passed without said follow-up, the trade is much more confusing.

The Titans could probably get by just fine if they have indeed reached the end of their 2020 involvement with free agency—they have no overwhelming holes or needs.

But ending it here would, if nothing else, be a little weird.

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