Nov 25, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is pressured by New York Giants players Chris Canty (99) and Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the game at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
The Tennessee Titans have started to drink from the free agent pool, though the pool has yet to be filled with all the players that will have their contracts expire on March 12, 2013. Veteran DT Chris Canty had a meeting with the Titans the other day after being cut by the New York Giants to make some cap room.
While Canty probably won’t land with the Titans, it’s about that time of season that this will start happening. The Titans will most likely go into the 2013 season starting DT’s Jurrell Casey and Mike Martin, but the depth behind them is questionable. They also have Sen’Derrick Marks who is preparing to hit free agency.
They could be looking at bringing in free agents at plenty of other positions though, specifically the offensive line, safety, linebacker, cornerback, and defensive end. Some of those spots need starting talent while the others could just use some depth. The Titans could look to bring in some big free agents to solve some deficiencies they suffered from in 2012, most specifically Andy Levitre, widely considered the top offensive lineman who’ll be hitting free agency this year.
With almost $20 million in cap space, the Titans certainly have the money to make some choice additions this offseason. They still have to decide whether they’ll be giving a new contract to long time kicker Rob Bironas or tight end Jared Cook. Giving both or either of them contracts will definitely take a chunk out of their cap space.
The Titans seem to have brought in a coach specifically for Jared Cook, so he should be back, but it may be under the ever pricy franchise tag, seems as they couldn’t come to an agreement on a contract this fall.
Either way, it’s just nice to feel one of the exciting parts of the offseason approaching, especially considering the fact that the Titans coaching staff’s jobs hang in the balance, depending on whether they make the playoffs in 2013.
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