Tennessee Titans sign defensive lineman: 3 Things to know

Trevon Coley #93 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Trevon Coley #93 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

You may not be a fan of what the Tennessee Titans have done to their wide receiver corps, but no one can accuse them of being lackadaisical in terms of strengthening themselves in the trenches. Tennessee’s brass has been serious about putting themselves in a position to win at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and that’s been demonstrated with the decision to add guys like free-agent defensive linemen Denico Autry, Woodrow Hamilton, and Bruce Hector on defense and free-agent offensive linemen Kendall Lamm, Christian DiLauro, and Chandon Herring.

They made moves during the most recent NFL Draft as well as they added tackle Dillon Radunz in Round 2. He and Lamm figure to battle for the starting right tackle position, but don’t think for a second that the two-tone blue is done as, on June’s third day, they made another move.

The Tennessee Titans add Trevon Coley. Here’s what that means.

Thanks to a tweet by DEC Management’s David Canter, we’ve learned that the Titans have added another defensive lineman, Trevon Coley, to the preseason roster. Defensive lineman Abry Jones was added as well. Daylon Mack and Jullian Taylor were waived in subsequent moves.

Here are three things to think about following the move.

1. Okay, who is this guy again?

Since going undrafted in 2016, Coley has gotten a look at quite a few locker rooms and gained a ton of knowledge over that time. The Baltimore Ravens picked him up shortly after the draft ended, and since then, from 2016 to the present, he’s seen stints with the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns before winding up with the Ravens again.

He’s also been in the Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, and New York Jets locker rooms. The Titans are the fifth roster that he’s been on since 2019.

2. Let’s talk about the numbers.

In 44 career games with 31 starts, most of which came in Cleveland, Coley’s racked up 100 total tackles, including 53 of the solo variety and 14 for a loss of yardage to go along with 3.5 sacks. Making this roster won’t be easy, but he does have some in-game experience if the Titans keep him around.

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3. Here’s who he’ll be looking up at on the depth chart.

The Tennessee Titans now have 11 defensive linemen signed including the aforementioned Autry, Hamilton, and Hector.

Add their names to a list that includes Larrell Murchison, Jeffrey Simmons, Woodrow Hamilton IV, Naquan Jones, and Teair Tart. Again making this roster won’t be an easy task for Coley, but it will still be interesting to see how he progresses through camp.