Terrell Suggs is coming off his worst year. After leaving the Ravens last offseason, Suggs joined the Cardinals on a one-year deal. The Cardinals waived Suggs after mutual agreement that allowed Suggs to join the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs.
Clay Matthews joined the Rams after leaving the Packers to make a late career Super Bowl run. Matthews’ play dropped off drastically last year for the Rams, who narrowly missed the playoffs in a competitive NFC. Matthews was subsequently cut this offseason as the Rams are looking to create additional cap space.
Despite both of these players on the decline, they might be good stop-gap players for a Titans team that is missing veteran leadership on the defensive front. Suggs and Matthews are very good locker room presences that can help the young Titans core develop while solid pass rush in critical downs.
If Suggs doesn’t retire, he will look to join a contender. The Titans might be able to lure him back for one season. Matthews might be a couple of seasons away from retirement but won’t garner any big contracts. The Titans can wait out free agency and try to add these players later in the offseason without making a significant dent in the cap space.