More likely than you might think: Riley Reiff OT, Minnesota Vikings
Losing Taylor Lewan is a huge blow to this team, regardless of how the offense has performed with T.Y. Sambrailo at left tackle.
A guy who is not only one of the highest-paid offensive lineman but a left tackle who has cut down on penalties dramatically the past few years. In the Titans locker room, they have a slogan for the running game, and they say “run left all day.” It’s gotten so popular with them because it works so well.
Derrick Henry and Taylor Lewan gel together on and off the field, so a perfect replacement isn’t possible. So who are some options the Titans could look at trading for or picking up in the market? One particular tackle I have had my eyes on is Riley Reiff of the Minnesota Vikings.
Reiff is a nine-year veteran who is a starting-caliber tackle, and seems as if Minnesota would like to start a rebuilding process as soon as possible. The Vikings did restructure Reiff’s contract from a base salary of $11 million to now $6 million.
They asked Reiff if they could restructure, and told him that if not they would cut him. I believe this is someone the Titans can afford, and someone who is a starting-caliber player.
Remember, even if they like Sambrailo a lot, they won’t have a chance to make this trade after the deadline. So what happens if Sambrailo gets hurt in Week 10? That leaves you scrambling for answers late in the season, which is never a good thing.