With deal for Jeffery Simmons, Titans assure a tent pole stays in place

Jeffery Simmons
   Jeffery Simmons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There was a bunch of nonsensical fan panic about Jeffery Simmons.

It was as if because the franchise blew it with one foundational player in A.J. Brown a trend had begun and there was no way they’d retain the next.

Brown made clear he was going to be a squeaky wheel with one year left on his contract and was dealing with a GM who thought he could magically fill any hole who sent him away far too quickly.

I didn’t imagine Simmons going down the same path in terms of disrupting the team, though his inexperienced agent was a concern. [Unlocked]

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Mailbag: The state of the Titans, the idea of a RB at 11, a first-round surprise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Happy Easter and welcome to the ever-popular Titans mailbag.

If you’ve somehow missed the podcast, you’re going to want to hear from Matt Harmon on the Titans' wide receiver situation and the draft possibilities at the position.

The new episode of The Paul Kuharsky Podcast awaits you on Apple, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsTuneIn and YouTube.

Here's the snippet on Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Without further ado, onto your best questions...

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With giant stadium investment coming, Titans' football side has 'zero issues' financially

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With a great deal of non-football costs since 2020, I’ve wondered just what kind of financial shape the Titans are in on the football side right now and will be in by the time they move into their new stadium for the 2027 season.

Amy Adams Strunk
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It was one of the primary questions I took to Phoenix for the NFL annual meeting recently and a league source with a clear understanding of the team’s finances told me there were “zero issues.”  

I also raised the question with general manager Ran Carthon, who said owner Amy Adams Strunk or anyone in ownership and management had not mentioned any big-picture team finances as having any bearing on football outlays to him. [Unlocked]

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Podcast: Titans receiver talk with Matt Harmon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One of the great mysteries about the Titans heading into the NFL Draft is at receiver, where they need major help.

The Paul Kuharsky PodcastA team that has put high value on big, physical guys is looking to be faster all over the field. In this draft, there are a lot of interesting options who would come with a trade-off of size for speed.

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

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

Subjects I dive into:

💥 A detailed conversation about wide receivers with Matt Harmon of Reception Perception.
💥 The state of the stadium progress.
💥 Amy Adams Strunk's finances.
💥 The idea of the Titans making a move for a top-four QB in the draft.

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Mike Herndon: What a trade up to No. 3 would look like for the Titans

Mike Herndon: What a trade up to No. 3 would look like for the Titans

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It’s officially draft month and there is a rumor floating from NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah that the Titans have been exploring the possibility of moving up to the third overall pick for a quarterback. 

Sep 10, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) throws the ball against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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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
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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
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Onto the best of your questions, with the photo offering a big hint as to one large topic.

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