Scout's take: Why the Titans' depth will send them looking for help on waivers

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special contributor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Right now, I don’t see 53 players out of the 90 on the Titans roster.

This is rare, because in most years a team will have a list of 60 players that all have a chance at the 53-man roster and those last cuts are difficult.

This is not one of those years. The depth is lacking.

The waiver wire will be very important this year for the Titans. 

Instead of waiting on it, the Titans traded a 2019 sixth-round draft choice for outside linebacker Kamalei Correa.DoddJags

Trades are made at this time of the year for players that will most likely get cut by their club. The team on the receiving end of the trade has a need and does not want to potentially lose the player in the waiver process. Also, the club decides the value of the player (Correa) it is receiving outweighs the value of the draft choice (sixth round).

This trade was ultimately made because of a perceived lack of depth at a key position for the Titans’ defense. Injury history and age of the current starters at that spot is also a concern. 

The lack of depth at outside linebacker actually goes back a few years.

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