NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans appear on personnel pause with a long list of needs still confronting them.

They could make another move, or a few, in lower-cost free agency between now and the draft. They could see how they do with their nine picks in the NFL draft, including four in the top 100 before looking to fill in remaining holes with available veterans, including players who could be cut loose after teams fill needs with draft selections.

One area we’ve not looked at is restricted free agency, where there really isn’t much to consider.

The one, star attraction there is Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans talk pressure, not sacks.

But Bud Dupree is making sack money and comes to Nashville with sack intentions.


He had 11.5 in 2019 and eight in 2020 before a torn ACL stopped his season after 10 games.

Sacks stall drives and affect games in a way pressure doesn’t, and the Titans were the worst third-down defense in modern NFL history last year. A revamped front headlined by Dupree can alter things for everyone.

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Scout's Take: The Titans' wide receiver draft prospect file

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special contributor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans have a major need for wide receiver starters and depth after losing Corey Davis to free agency and releasing Adam Humphries and Kalif Raymond.

Davis was up and down throughout his career, disappearing in two of the most important games down the stretch of his final season.


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Humphries battled injuries throughout his short career with the Titans and never established that role as an inside slot chain-mover they had hoped for when they signed him.

The Titans have one consistent producer in third-year wide receiver A.J. Brown.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just two seasons ago, Kevin Byard was in the middle of a great defensive backfield group that looked like it had a big future together if one considered the contract situations.

He and Kenny Vaccaro manned the safety spots of the Titans' secondary, with Malcolm Butler, Adoree' Jackson and Logan Ryan as the top three cornerbacks.ByardEagles

Only Ryan could have been viewed as a potential short-timer then as the gang hung on Kerry Coomb's teachings.

Now, Byard is the last man standing.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- What are the Titans getting in veteran receiver Josh Reynolds, who is signing for a year?

A good route runner who may be at his best near the sidelines using his length but who doesn't bring great speed.JoshReynoldsBio

A willing blocker who's a significant notch below the quality of Corey Davis and A.J. Brown in that department.

A guy with experience who reduces the team's desperation at a position where it's still very likely to use a premium draft pick.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hello, hello. Hope you had a great weekend and you saw your team survive and advance or won a bet or two.

Many of you are very anxious about the Titans' roster despite the fact that we are still just over three weeks into March and the fact they've added several players, headlined by Bud Dupree who said he's not expecting to be the lead dog, he's expecting 11 lead dogs.


So let us dive into some mail and see if we can't settle you down.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Denico Autry sounded pissed at the Colts. Kendall Lamm was effervescent. Morgan Cox is already thinking about his precision with Brett Kern.

The Titans introduced three of their new additions Thursday just as Bud Dupree was arriving in Nashville.DenicoAutry

We may speak to Dupree, Janoris Jenkins and Jayon Brown Friday.

The highlights from what I took in during the Zoom press chats:

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