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Jason Babin (DE) (Pro Bowl Selection) – STAYING

Not resigning Babin, who will be a free agent in February, would be extremely foolish.  Hopefully, the fact that Jim Washburn and the Titans are responsible for resurrecting Babin’s career will result in enough of a discount to keep his price down, despite having a career season. Hopefully.

Tony Brown (DT) – STAYING

Brown’s season was hobbled with injuries, and still he contributed 4 sacks to a Titan front four that desperately missed him late in the season.  His ability to stuff the run and draw double-teams frees Jason Jones to be a real nuisance for any interior offensive lineman.

Jason Jones (DT)STAYING

Jones is the most underrated interior defensive lineman in the NFL.  It was great to see him start and finish an entire season, especially given he was the primary target for every offensive line that lined up across from him.  Grow accustom to watching #91 in Titan colors for a long time to come.

Dave Ball (DE) – GOING

Ball, like Kyle Vanden Bosch, is experienced and relentless off the edge.  Unfortunately, the defensive line is over crowded and Ball’s difficulty staying healthy will leave him on the outside looking in, this spring.  If the Titans resign Jacob Ford, the writing will be on the wall.

Derrick Morgan (DE) – STAYING

Morgan showed promise in his extremely short rookie season. Despite the Titans rotating line scheme, look for Morgan to be the earlier leader for a permanent spot opposite Babin.  Unlike most of the other Titan defensive ends, Morgan has the ability to be an every down defensive player.

Sen’Derrick Marks (DT) – STAYING

Marks is a coach favorite and frequently was in the right place, at the right time this season. Not bad for a 2nd year player that will probably continue to progress and mature. His development and consistency are the primary reason that I do not see Haye staying a Titan next season.

William Hayes (DE) – STAYING

Hayes will probably find himself at the top of the defensive line rotation behind Babin and Morgan, which would be great news for Titan fans. Because in the event of injury, Hayes is entering a contract year and would be highly motivated to make a good impression with such an opportunity.

Jacob Ford (DE) – STAYING

The Titans cannot keep both Ball and Ford (unless, Babin slips away).  And even then, it is unlikely the Titans will spend the money necessary to retain both.  Assuming that Ball is the odd man out, the door would open for Ford to stay around. Besides he has more upside and will be less expensive.

Jovan Haye (DT) – GOING

Because Haye’s contract is through the 2012 season, he will definitely be a Titan through the spring and into training camp (maybe longer). After two failed seasons (one bulked up and one slimmed down), this experiment has run its course. Especially, if the Albert Haynesworth rumors come true.

Marques Douglas (DT) – GOING

I had a chance to speak with Marques personally, and he is great man and a seasoned veteran in the NFL. Even though it is unlikely the Titans will retain his services, he will no doubt land on his feet with another squad that needs experience and consistency.

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  • stanleykdraper

    I can’t find anything you’ve written, besides the come-on page,..

    where do you actually discuss this stuff?

    anyway,.. I see Fisher going after Kyle Orton,..since they(he) beat us in our own house while QB’ing for a dysfunctional team that lost it’s own coach, after chalking up one of his only 5 wins on the job at Tennessee,.. if that didn’t tell you we were in for a long season,.. hello.

    • http://titansized.com dreWells

      Stanley-

      Sorry, the body of articles are on the second page. If you click the article title, then click the “2″ underneath the picture, that is where the body of the article is located OR click on “In this edition” to get to the body of this particular article.

      Not a bad take on Orton, he does have the ability to distribute the ball well. Something the Titans lacked all year.

      As far as losing to the Broncos early, I don’t know I guess the Cowboys and Eagles wins tricked me. Make no mistake, that was the worst loss of the season for the Titans.

      Thanks for the read and keep the comments coming!
      dreWells

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