NFL Network’s Gregg Rosenthal lists some potential trade or free agency targets for the Tennessee Titans.
Jon Robinson has shown that if a team isn’t happy with a good player they don’t know how to use, he will gladly take that player off of their hands. Tennessee Titans fans know this well since the AFC’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray was added when the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t know how to use him.
So, when Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com posted his article on the 30 potential cuts in the AFC, I looked at as more of a shopping list than anything else.
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Even if these teams don’t cut these players, the fact that there is a question about them may be a hint that they could be had for the right price.
Here are the names that really stood out to me.
Brandon Marshall WR, New York Jets
Some people think that Marshall is over the hill, but Jim Cobern thinks otherwise. In his analysis of him he said:
“Brandon Marshall has proven to be one of the best wide receiver in the NFL throughout his career. He has an insane combination of size and athleticism. The only question going forward is whether his best days are behind him? Or he has a few more elite or near elite production years left. I’d say you pay him what his three-year average production has behind with a few hedges in case he falls off the cliff.”
If you believe that Brandon Marshall can continue to be a WR1 (especially with a guy like Rishard Matthews next to him) then you have to think about him with the Tennessee Titans despite his age.
Davon House CB, Jacksonville Jaguars
House is still a young cornerback who fell into a bad situation in Jacksonville this year. Despite that, he finished his last year as a starter (2015) with 4 interceptions and 23 pass break ups which is a really solid number.
If the Tennessee Titans are looking for a young, cheap boundary cornerback with a lot of upside then House makes a lot of sense. Worst case scenario he can be your 4th cornerback behind a big name free agent, LeShaun Sims and a draft pick.
Dan Williams NT, Oakland Raiders
It isn’t a flashy position, but Williams is one of the best nose tackles in the NFL and has been for 7 years. The Tennessee Titans really want to be a better team against the run, and while someone like Brandon Williams is flashier and younger, a veteran with experience in aggressive 3-4 defenses could be a better fit.
Marcus Gilchrist FS, New York Jets
Gilchrist ended this year with an injury and despite his solid play and the fact that he will only be 28 when the season starts, New York may just be that desperate to start rebuilding.
I am not in love with Gilchrist as a player, but he is consistent and he has made a nice career off of playing the high safety on an aggressive defense which should be what the Tennessee Titans are aspiring to be.