NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Robert Woods’ first instruction from his new bosses was not to put a timetable on his return from the torn ACL he suffered in his left knee on Nov. 12 in a practice with the Rams.

The Titans could be waiting on him in training camp or even at the start of the regular season, and even if he’s playing they may not get the receiver they traded for until later on.Robert Woods

We saw Taylor Lewan, who suffered the injury in October, and Bud Dupree, whose came in early December, take some time to get back to themselves.

But once Woods is recovered and able, he intends to put a premium on practice.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Tannehill's second terrible playoff performance has him trending downward.

Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan have has joined the conference.

Trevor Lawrence has a new coach and incoming weapons.

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It feels like a good time to rank the stacked field of AFC starting quarterbacks.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Hooper didn’t make himself sound like a hot property when he was introduced to Titans’ media Monday.

Asked why he joined the Titans, he said, “an offer helps.” Ultimately he said he chose between two.Austin Hooper

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Limited interest served Tennessee, which snatched him up for a year at $6 million.

In signing him just a few days after he was released in a cap move by the Cleveland Browns, the Titans conceded a 2021 failure at tight end.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The biggest element of the Titans’ trade for veteran receiver Robert Woods is that the team should not have to rely on a rookie receiver as a top-two option at the start of the 2022 season.

Tennessee is still sure to draft a wideout and concentrate on weaponry in late April. Julio Jones is gone, a post-June 1-designated cut after what proved a disastrous trade for a now super-delicate future Hall of Famer.Robert Woods

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And so after A.J. Brown the team’s top options started with Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, a nice option whose absolute max on his very best day is as a No. 3 on a low-quantity passing day when Brown and the No. 2 and a tight end are very active. [Unlocked]

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The Titans’ start to the pre-free agency period has been roughly what I expected.

They signed a couple of bit-part players, made another notable but expected salary-cap move in Janoris Jenkins, re-signed their second-most important guy heading to market and head into the official start of free agency Wednesday afternoon with remaining money issues.A.J. Moore

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The one thing I had not considered was that their biggest cut would surface with one of their biggest AFC obstacles. We will explore Rodger Saffold’s fate below.

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NASHVILLE – Around the game, we hear important people say not just that football is family but that family is first.

Covering football is hardly like playing or coaching it in terms of time commitment and lifestyle, but there are certainly similarities.Grand Canyon South Rim

I’m not looking for sympathy here – none of us do – I’m just sharing that for someone whose extended family lives nowhere near where near I do, I’ve not seen anyone but my wife and son for Thanksgiving during my adult life. And sometimes they leave.

It’s the life I chose.

But there is a limit somewhere, and I’ve found it this week. [Unlocked]

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Scout's take: The free agents the Titans should consider

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans have some positional strength going into the 2022 season but there are areas of need that need upgrading.

Starting quarterback, running back, left tackle, right guard and one wide receiver spot are solid on the offensive side of the ball.Christian Kirk

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In a perfect world the Titans would like to upgrade Ryan Tannehill for a franchise-type quarterback but with Tannehill’s cap number that is not possible in 2022.

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NASHVILLE – With a five-year contract agreement and $52.5 million guaranteed, Harold Landry is officially a pillar of the Tennessee Titans.

The durable edge rusher who produced 13.5 sacks in 18 games in 2021 is just the fifth Jon Robinson draft pick to get a second contract and the seventh drafted Titan under the GM’s leadership to get a second deal.Kevin Byard

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Landry is just the second of eight eligible first- or second-round picks to get a second deal.

Let’s look at each of those and take a look at how things have panned out so far.

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