So first I’ll look at some players who will probably be among the first to go.
These are going to be players who I just don’t see having a real shot at making the roster, so these guys could be among the 7 that need to be cut to get to the max limit of 80 players:
Anthony McKinnie, RT
McKinnie, a UDFA out of TCU, is a definite long-shot. He’s listed fourth on the depth chart at RT, behind Dennis Kelly, Isaiah Wilson, and Ty Sambrailo. There is enough depth at this position without McKinnie.
Brandon Kemp, LT
Kemp is another rookie UDFA tackle. He will run into the same problem as McKinnie, as both tackle positions have a decent amount of depth.
Harris is a journeyman inside ‘backer who’s been on and off the Titans’ roster since 2018. Unfortunately for him, ILB is one of the hardest positions to break into on this roster. I would give rookie Cale Garrett a higher chance of making the team than Harris.
Josh Smith, OLB
Smith signed with the Titans after going undrafted last season out of Vanderbilt. He’s most likely not a contender for a final roster, as he’s stuck behind Landry, Correa, Gilbert, and Roberson on the OLB depth chart. Factor in a potential Clowney signing and Smith is expendable.
Tommy Hudson, TE
Hudson, rookie UDFA out of Arizona State, has an uphill battle, to say the least. Jonnu Smith, Anthony Firkser, and MyCole Pruitt are locked into spots, and Khari Blasingame will most likely make the roster as a FB/TE hybrid.