Scout's take: Offensive linemen the Titans may consider in the draft

Scout's take: Offensive linemen the Titans may consider in the draft

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special contributor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Over the past few years, the Titans' offensive line seemed to be in constant flux.

This year will be no different with three new starters and four of the five positions having new starters.

Oct 22, 2022; College Park, Maryland, USA; Northwestern Wildcats offensive lineman Peter Skoronski (77) prepares to block against the Maryland Terrapins at SECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Peter Skoronski/ © Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

This offseason the Titans released their starting left tackle Taylor Lewan, and center Ben Jones and allowed their right guard Nate Davis and backup Tackle Dennis Daley to leave in free agency. 

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Sizing up draft QBs for Titans by a Hall of Fame coach's standard

   Will Levis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If Bill Parcells was coaching now and needed a quarterback, he may have needed to adjust his criteria for drafting one.

In Friday’s mailbag, I looked at how Anthony Richardson is a complete strikeout in Parcells’ seven-category checklist.

The Hall of Fame coach valued experience in signal-calling prospects, and Richardson doesn’t have it.

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Mail: Magical answers to all your best Titans questions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Hey now.

Welcome to the weekend. Amid the Final Four and all that New York Yankee baseball I am sure you will be watching I know you want a big dose of Tennessee Titans reading, so I am here to provide that for you.

Lest you missed this Week's edition of The Paul Kuharsky Podcast, here are handy links: Apple, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsTuneIn and YouTube.

Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the second half against LSU at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL on Saturday, October 15, 2022. [Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun] Ncaa Football Florida Gators Vs Lsu Tigers
Anthony Richardson/ © Doug Engle / USA TODAY NETWORK

Onto the best of your questions, with the photo offering a big hint as to one large topic.

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PK TV: Everything on your mind about the Titans and more

Paul KuharskyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some questions were answered, or at least Mike Vrabel and Ran Carthon heard them and discussed the topics. We learned that the venue that will replace Nissan Stadium won't open until 2027, saving your parking situation for this season and your PSL cash for a little while longer.

I knew there was a lot on your mind with moves still unmade, cap dollars to be freed and draft picks less than a month away.

So we gathered and hashed a lot of it out the same way we do in excellent conversations among our ranks.

One big takeaway that I pushed on you: Free yourself of the underdog story and demand more.

You can rewatch at the private Facebook page or below.

And if you aren't part of things yet, end the wait with an easy and inexpensive signup right here.

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Podcast: The ripple effect of one Titans' move

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We see it all around the league. One move can have long-lasting repercussions for a franchise. The Paul Kuharsky Podcast

The worst move the Titans made in 2022 still ripples through the team, in some ways more important than others. I talk through the extent of it in The Paul Kuharsky Podcast.

The new episode awaits you on Apple, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsTuneIn and YouTube, which is below.

Whichever platform you prefer, please subscribe, rate and review.

Subjects I dive into:

💥 The dire need at wide receiver, the lack of veteran solutions and the indications the Titans are fine with kids as solutions.
💥 The latest on Derrick Henry and Kevin Byard.
💥 How "earning it on the grass" will be no challenge for Ryan Tannehill.
💥 Thought on the Thursday night flex debate.
💥 A Matt Hasselbeck phone number mystery.

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Please keep the feedback coming. The podcast is just the front door to PaulKuharsky.com. If you like what you hear or see here, you'd really love the rest of the site. Come join the fun.

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Mike Herndon: How Ran Carthon can create Titans' cap space

Mike Herndon: How Ran Carthon can create Titans' cap space

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE. Tenn. -- According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Titans currently have $7,152,103 in cap space officially according to the NFL’s accounting after contracts for the new free agent additions announced became official – Andre Dillard, Azeez Al-Shaair, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Daniel Brunskill, Arden Key, and Luke Gifford.

Signing their 2023 NFL Draft class will cost approximately $6.58 million against the cap according to Spotrac.com and Tennessee will certainly be keeping a few million (probably somewhere close to $10 million based on previous years) as operating cash to allow them to sign and/or trade for players throughout the 2023 season.

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Denico Autry/ © Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

That means that the Titans are in a spot where they are going to have to create some additional cap space in 2023 regardless of whether they sign any additional free agents or add anyone else via trade. If they do intend to continue making additions – which seems very likely based on the state of the roster today – the amount of space they have to open up will obviously increase.

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A closer look at the Titans, the run game and the Warriors with Ran Carthon

A closer look at the Titans, the run game and the Warriors with Ran Carthon

Ran CarthonPHOENIX – In his introductory press conference and again when he spoke to the press at the scouting combine, Ran Carthon answered a question about the Titans' potential success as a run-based offense with an answer about the Golden State Warriors.

Everyone likes fast-break football, was the gist of what he said, but it’s not the way to win late in the season.

I brought this up with Carthon at the NFL annual meeting because the Warriors are the NBA’s defending champions and have won four of the league’s last eight titles and because I think most would agree the NFL’s version of the Warriors are the Kansas City Chiefs, the reigning Super Bowl champs who also won in 2019.

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Titans' new stadium now won't open until 2027

Titans' new stadium now won't open until 2027

PHOENIX – With City Council and Sports Authority approval of the Titans' new stadium expected before the end of April, the franchise and Metro Nashville can put a ceremonial shovel in the ground this summer.

New Titans Stadium
Rendering of Titans' new stadium

But actual construction on the $2.1 billion covered stadium will not start until the early offseason in 2024 and the window for having the new venue ready for the 2026 NFL season has passed.

The Titans now expect to begin play there in 2027, PaulKuharsky.com has learned at the NFL annual meeting.


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