Mailbag: Derrick Henry's status, how many new OL, A.J. Brown talking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Yes, it's time for the best questions of the week.

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Chris Kaklamanis Okay… I’ve been seeing lots of whack stuff that people have been posting on Twitter or talking about on national tv and I need to ask to your thoughts Paul Kuharsky.

Lots of people with podcasts or tv shows are talking about the Titans are going to either cut Henry for a $7M cap relief, or trade him.. and that seems totally ridiculous to me. Do you think the Titans are going to make a silly and shortsighted move like moving on from Henry?

One year left on his deal so I can’t imagine the Titans would get anything more than a 4th or 5th round pick. And I can’t see why on earth the would Titans cut Henry.

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Podcast: Why the Titans' cuts so far aren't painful and evaluating recent departures

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new podcast episode  -- "Pain-Free Titans' Cuts" -- is up on Apple, Spotify, Google PodcastsTuneIn and YouTube, which you can see below.

The Paul Kuharsky PodcastWhichever platform you prefer, please subscribe, rate and review.

The YouTube broadcast is below.

Subjects I dive into:

💥 What the Titans' cuts mean
💥 A history of what recent players have done after they've left Tennessee
💥 Free-agent edge rusher options
💥 My review of a new city for me, Tulsa
💥 A tribute to Taylor Lewan 

You can find previous podcasts here.

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PK TV: Full review of Titans' cuts and cap

Paul KuharskyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An eventful day calls for a get-together and a thorough discussion of all matters connected to the Titans releasing Taylor Lewan, Robert Woods, Zach Cunningham and Randy Bullock.

So many of you poured yourself a little something and joined me to talk about these moves, what they mean and what's next for the football team from Nashvegas.

Media will have a chance to discuss all this and more with Ran Carton and Mike Vrabel next week in Indianapolis at the scouting combine. But until then, it's for us to sort through. SO we got to it. You can head to the private Facebook page or below to the private YouTube to rewatch.

And if you want to see it and be part of the next one, you're a simple sign-up away. It's less than a good cup of coffee or a cocktail.

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Taylor Lewan's wild ride: From Whitney Mercilus rivalry to 'Friends in Low Places' salute, Titans' most colorful character departs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Lewan needed an assist to find the press room at Titans headquarters. From the locker room, he’d headed down a long hallway to the lobby where security pointed him through another door to us.

Taylor Lewan

He was pissed, the only player any of us remembered coming into our little area holding his phone open to an Instagram post and working his way down to me, last seat in the second row.

“What’s this?” he asked, holding it up.

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Mike Herndon: Titans free agency edge rusher preview

Mike Herndon: Titans free agency edge rusher preview

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Over the last couple of weeks, we have been previewing Titans' free agency at specific positions of need. We started with the offensive line (check that out here) and then moved to wide receiver last week (read here).

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What the biggest Ryan Tannehill question leaves out for the Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There is one question that comes up in the discussion about Ryan Tannehill’s future with the Titans that is too simple, too cut-and-dried and simply can’t be what the franchise uses to decide what to do about him as he heads into the final year of his contract.

Ryan Tannehill

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Players the Titans need to think a year ahead on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Because the current state of their roster and salary cap dictates so much work pertaining to 2023, it’s difficult to look beyond the league year that starts on March 15 and the season that will kick off in September.

But teams that are in good working order are not just looking at the coming season as they plan for personnel, but for a year and even two years ahead.Denico Autry

We’ve covered the most significant decision pertaining to the 2024 Titans quite thoroughly as we’ve contemplated their direction with Ryan Tannehill, who’s got a $36.6 salary cap number in 2023, the final year of his four-year contract.

What about other key players who are heading into the final year of their deals?

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Mailbag: On the idea the Titans want to be in tight games

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We cut to the chase.

VrabelPlaySheetAFIf you've not listened to the podcast, you should and you can listen to it on Apple, Spotify, Google PodcastsTuneIn or watch on YouTube.

So please head to one of those and subscribe and get all of that taken care of.

And then dig into this mailbag, in which members have provided every question. Please keep the quality questions coming, particularly through the private Facebook page, which is always the first place I will turn when I am putting one of these together.

Jamie Zaleski If Vrabel’s style is play good defense and run the ball, doesn’t that put you in games that are grind them out close games? Does that mean he prefers to play close coin toss games week in and week out when the league has proven there are better ways to win games? If all this is true and Vrabel seems very intelligent, why is he opposed to changing his philosophy?

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