What are the latest Tennessee Titans trade rumors before Tuesday’s deadline?
With the NFL trade deadline approaching on October 29th at 3 p.m. CDT, what’s the latest rumors for the Tennessee Titans?
It has been rather quiet on the rumor front for the Titans as the trade deadline looms on Tuesday. Until now, there has been only one real concrete rumor involving Tennessee.
Kenyan Drake rumor
The Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions are among several teams that have shown some level of interest in running back Kenyan Drake, according to two people briefed on the situation.
Well, we can squash that idea entirely, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that the Arizona Cardinals have reached an agreement with the Dolphins for Drake.
Sorry, Titans fans, no reprieve from Dion Lewis is coming.
Logan Ryan rumor
Another rumor popped up over the weekend that involved cornerback Logan Ryan, although I’d take this one with half a grain of salt for multiple reasons.
Sports radio host Dan Sileo tweeted out that the Titans were shopping Ryan ahead of the deadline.
Sileo throws a lot of things out there like this, but until he’s proven right more than he’s been proven wrong, don’t take this one seriously.
Not to mention, it would make no sense for the Titans to trade Ryan. He’s an elite slot corner that has been the team’s best cornerback, and quite possibly the best defensive player for the Titans in 2019.
Trading him away would be a mail-it-in kind of move and would certainly piss the fan base off. There’s no way this happens, especially with the team still competing for a playoff spot at 4-4.
Derrick Henry rumor
Here’s another one to take with a grain of salt.
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman estimated that there was a 25 percent chance that the Titans would trade running back Derrick Henry. He also reported that Tennessee is hesitant to make such a move because the team views the Alabama product as a long-term piece to their offense.
However, I’m hearing the Titans are hesitant to trade Henry because they think he can be a good centerpiece of the offense in the future. We’ll see how long that theory lasts.
Like trading Ryan, moving Henry would be a sign that Tennessee is packing it in for 2019. He’s way too important to this offense to make such a move, unless of course the Titans’ season was already looking finished after eight games, which it isn’t.
If I had to guess based on the lack of legit rumors we’re seeing, Tennessee probably won’t make a move before the deadline. However, stranger things have happened, so we’ll see how things end up.