1 Reason Tennessee Titans have to sign, ignore two former team veterans

Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Okay, now, we get it, sort of. We as Tennessee Titans fans thought we had this thing figured out. General manager Jon Robinson and company would lay low until it was time for the NFL Draft, and then they would strike.

The goal was simple and should have been obvious to anyone watching. Snag a wide receiver and cornerback. Find a right tackle, an edge rusher, and a safety. Then, fill any of the remaining areas if there were any by adding undrafted free agents after the selection meeting.

Then, the Titans threw us a curveball, They added four more veterans to the defensive side of the ball before the draft, seemingly out of nowhere, and they’re almost certain to add to the cupboard once the final whistle blows on Day 3.

Let’s talk about what comes next if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan.

The NFL Draft runs from Thursday, Apr 29th until Sat, May 1st. At the time of this story being published, Tennessee has nine picks. No one knows how things will flow once the ball gets rolling, but we can assume, even though it feels like they have no money to spend, that this team could add a little more firepower post-draft.

We at Titan Sized gave you a few options recently. There are more out there, including several veterans that have ties to the Titans organization.

Here are two former Tennessee Titans and a reason to sign and ignore them.

A glance at the list of available free agents will lead you to a couple of thoughts. One, there isn’t much left, and second, there are a few guys that know how things work around these parts if Tennessee wants to take a flier.

Sure, you know of guys like MyCole Pruitt and D’Onta Foreman, but what about Dennis Kelly and Kenny Vaccaro? They’d add some value, right? Here are reasons to sign and ignore both of them.

Dennis Kelly: After being traded to the Tennessee Titans by the Philadelphia Eagles, Dennis Kelly held down a reserve lineman role for four seasons before starting all 16 games for Tennessee in 2020.

The good news is he’s better than a lot of other options out there, and up until last season, he’s been pretty durable. The bad news is no one knows how serious that knee injury was, and now that he’s 31, no one knows how quickly he can bounce back once injuries happen.

Kenny Vaccaro: After being given up on by the New Orleans Saints after spending the 2013-2017 seasons with them, this former first-round selection found his way to Nashville and provided nice production after the Tennessee Titans watched Johnathan Cyprien go down with an injury.

The good news about Kenny Vaccaro is we know he knows the system and is a great contributor on the field and in the locker room. He played so well in Cyprien’s absence, the Titans felt comfortable with moving on from him.

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The bad news is he’s on the wrong side of 30 now. He’ll wind up on an NFL roster, and both he and the Titans have to know that. The question is, with his resume, might reacquisition by the Titans force them to pay more for Vaccaro than they’d want to.