Here's the Titans' current depth chart, and why it's not deep enough

Here's the Titans' current depth chart, and why it's not deep enough

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No team’s depth is going to look its best on March 26. But as I put together a current depth chart for the Tennessee Titans, theirs is even thinner than I thought.

They have seven draft picks, but that does not include a fourth-round or a sixth-round pick and three of them are seventh-rounders.

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They will replenish some of it with the top of the draft for sure, and we will see more pieces added like Nick Dzubnar, the special teams ace signed from the Chargers, and Ty Sambrailo, the tackle from Atlanta they hope will earn a spot.

But there are a few reasons the Titans are thinner than they would like to be at several spots that serve as cautionary tales moving forward.

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Tajae Sharpe was a very good Titans' fifth-round pick

Tajae Sharpe was a very good Titans' fifth-round pick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As he leaves Music City, Tajae Sharpe gave the Titans three solid years of work as a fifth-round pick. He missed one year hurt.

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His production amounted to a more than fair expectation of a guy chosen at that level. He was not as good as Jayon Brown, an excellent find, and he was better than LeShaun Sims, another fifth-rounder who signed elsewhere on Wednesday.

Sharpe has moved onto Minnesota while Sims is going to Cincinnati, reports said.

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As some good ones depart, my favorite Titans to cover over 20-plus seasons

As some good ones depart, my favorite Titans to cover over 20-plus seasons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the departures of Delanie Walker and Jurrell Casey and with Logan Ryan’s return looking unlikely, the Titans locker room loses some of its more affable and most media-savvy guys.

It’s been terrific covering all three of them and they will always rank among my favorites.

People struggle with how someone like me doesn’t root for a team, which really is not difficult.Rollebighead

It’s harder not to root for guys, and I always wanted to see those three do well.

I’m often asked, “Who was your favorite Titan to cover?”

This seems like a good occasion to offer up my best shot at a list.

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The Titans who need to graduate into bigger leadership roles

The Titans who need to graduate into bigger leadership roles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Delanie Walker is gone. Jurrell Casey is gone.

Wesley Woodyard and Logan Ryan seem likely to follow.WoodyardEvansCelebrateChargers

It’d be great if the Titans brought in some massive new leaders to replace the weight of those losses in the locker room.

But it’s unlikely to work that way, and it shouldn’t have to.

Guys need to graduate into those roles.

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Titans extending season ticket payment deadline

Titans extending season ticket payment deadline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans are extending the deadline for season ticket payments.

The initial deadline of March 16th had already been moved to March 23rd. Now full or the first installment of a payment plan will be due on May 4.NissanStadiumWideCorner

Seaton ticket members will receive details on Friday.

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With Jurrell Casey trade, Titans lose leader, gain money and get younger

With Jurrell Casey trade, Titans lose leader, gain money and get younger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday’s trade of Jurrell Casey was a two-fold move for the Titans:

It amounted to a salary dump and a move to get younger.

Does it mean a big dollar signing is coming? That’s the easy and quick conclusion, but while it could be a big fish it might also be a haul of middle size fish.CaseyCelebrateChargers

Stock up with a bunch of those and the Titans could give themselves a veteran option at a lot of spots where they will also be

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With unconventional offseason underway, offensive continuity should work in Titans' favor

With unconventional offseason underway, offensive continuity should work in Titans' favor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday is officially the start of the NFL’s 2020 league year, when deals with outside free agents can become “official.”

But a guy like Vic Beasley, who will be joining the Titans, won't actually be joining them for some time.KellyTDKC

Offseason work which was set to begin on April 20 for teams without a new head coach have been put on hold due to the coronavirus, and it’s clear a shortened offseason is coming.

That is going to hurt teams with big changes coming, like the Buccaneers as they work to revamp things with Tom Brady at the helm, and it’s going to help teams with continuity like the Titans, who will be returning 12 of their top 13 offensive players, with only right tackle Jack Conklin gone.

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Vic Beasley is not a typical Jon Robinson/Mike Vrabel guy, and may be too much like Harold Landry

Vic Beasley is not a typical Jon Robinson/Mike Vrabel guy, and may be too much like Harold Landry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Atlanta Falcons weirdly announced way back on Feb. 3 that they wouldn’t be negotiating with Vic Beasley on a second contract.

It said a great deal about how the team that drafted him eighth overall out of Clemson in 2015 felt about him.BeasleyFalconsTweet

With a one-year deal that Ian Rapoport worth $9.5 million that could who up to $12 million with incentives the Titans are giving him a chance to prove himself in a new environment.

But he will come to Nashville not as a typical Jon Robinson/ Mike Vrabel type but as a guy who put forth questionable effort and need to show much better than he did a year ago.

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