#5 – Re-sign Key Veterans

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Ahmard Hall (FB) -
Tough, nimble, athletic, and most importantly inexpensive.  Regardless of offensive plans, the Titans should keep Hall on the roster for the next few years for his quality work ethic and familiarity with the Titan offense.

Mike Otto (OL) -
The Titans have plenty of other positions that must be addressed in the draft.  Although, I agree the Titans need an upgrade in the interior O-line.  Developing previous draft choices, like Otto, is the ticket for this off-season.

Stephen Tulloch (MLB) –
If the next CBA allows for a franchise tag, the Titans will probably utilize it on Tulloch.  Whether Tulloch would sign it, remains to be seen.  Either way, it is clear that Tulloch’s time with the Titans is not long for this world.  And that is a shame.

Jason Babin (DE) -
The fact that the Titans have not already re-signed Babin is kind of insulting.  It would not surprise me if this slap in the face keeps Babin out of the powdered blue next season.  This former first round pick is finally delivering on expectations.  Reward it.

Jacob Ford (DE) –
This is just a personal preference, but keeping a 3rd-down edge rusher for depth purposes seems like a good use of salary-cap space.  If Ford and his agent demand more playing time or starter-level money, then letting him go is the prudent choice.

Brett Kern (P) – Check!
Kern and the Titans allowed the second fewest punt return yards in the NFL last season and the front office at Baptist Sports Park wisely settled this before the NFL lockout deadline.  Good move, good timing, good punter, for a good price.

Several of these Titans were extended restricted free agent tenders that are meaningless now that there is no CBA and an NFL Lockout looms.  The Titans and Bud Adams appear content to wait out future negotiations before making any decisions.  This is probably wise in regards to re-signing veterans, but not so much in regards to signing free agents.

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