Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel isn’t ruling out a trade for a right guard before the start of the season.
After the struggles the Tennessee Titans’ offensive line had in the third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s no surprise that head coach Mike Vrabel is keeping his options open.
Vrabel spoke to the media on Tuesday before practice and left the door open for any kind of move to be made in order to improve the roster, which includes a trade for a right guard.
Here’s the latest, via Terry McCormick of Titan Insider.
The Titans’ offensive line struggled mightily on Sunday night. In total, the Titans allowed seven sacks, including one to Marcus Mariota and three apiece to Ryan Tannehill and Logan Woodside.
While he wasn’t the only one who played poorly, right guard Kevin Pamphile’s struggles were the most obvious. Not only did he allow a sack, but he also had a penalty called on him that negated a 12-yard reception by A.J. Brown.
After rookie right guard Nate Davis suffered an undisclosed injury that he has yet to fully return from, the starting job was between Pamphile and Jamil Douglas, who had also gotten reps with the first-team offense in practice.
The problem there is that Douglas is not very good, thus Pamphile basically has the inside track to start by default.
Davis’ injury has been a mystery, however he did return to a limited practice last week, but there’s no telling how far away he is. Even if he comes back healthy relatively soon, the 2019 third-round pick has missed a ton of practice time and will need more reps in order to get ready.
Until that happens, it would seem Pamphile will be the Week 1 starter, unless the Titans can pull off some kind of deal or move to bring in someone better, which would be pretty difficult at this point.