Rotational fit and premium backups
4. Justin Houston, EDGE
-Probably my favorite player on this list, I have loved the idea of Justin Houston signing with the Titans since he was initially let go by the Kansas City Chiefs. Looking back on it, I was absolutely right because in the two years that he spent with the Indianapolis Colts he had 19 sacks, 21 TFLs, and 30 QB hits.
The Titans don’t technically need a starting EDGE, but getting an elite rotational piece like this who can pull 10+ sack seasons out of nowhere sure seems like a nice thing to have.
5. Olivier Vernon, EDGE
-It made sense to avoid Vernon early in free agency because his best seasons have come opposite great EDGEs like Jason Pierre-Paul and Myles Garrett. However, the Titans are different now and they have one of those guys in Bud Dupree, so with that in mind, he is worth taking a hard look at now.
6. Ricky Wagner, OT
-Like linebacker, I don’t know how interested the Titans are at filling offensive tackle right now. Taylor Lewan is anchoring the left side and it looks like there will be a healthy competition between Kendall Lamm, Ty Sambrailo, and David Quessenberry at right tackle.
However, Wagner is the type of player whose experience might give him an edge in a competition for right tackle, and a depressed OT market might push him to sign with a team like the Titans where he would thrive on a short deal.
7. Carlos Dunlap, EDGE
-Maybe the most consistent EDGE in recent history? I don’t know where Dunlap will end up, but I can almost guarantee that he is going to finish the season with something close to 8 sacks, 9 TFLs, and 20 QB hits.