Tennessee Titans continue to build their roster in creative ways

Hasahn French #11 (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Hasahn French #11 (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The Tennessee Titans are continuing to build their roster in creative ways. First, there was the signing of an All-American wrestling standout Adam Coon. Now, they’re going the route of doing something we’ve seen more often, finding a former basketball standout.

According to John Glennon of Broadway Sports, the Titans invited former Saint Louis University’s Hasahn French to the team’s mandatory minicamp on a tryout basis. He’s a six-foot-seven, 240-pound former forward who appeared in 117 games with 116 starts.

He’ll now try to make Tennessee’s roster as a tight end.

The Tennessee Titans should be applauded for their creativity.

Give Titans executive vice president and general manager Jon Robinson a nice pat on the back for this one. While this can’t be seen as evidence that Tennessee has moved on from the possibility of acquiring Philadelphia Eagles star tight end Zach Ertz, this does demonstrate that the Titans are exploring every option to build their roster and add talent to their tight end room.

At the time of this story being published, the Tennessee Titans have five other tight ends on the roster: Geoff Swaim, Anthony Firkser, Miller Forristall, Tommy Hudson, and Jared Pinkney. French will, no doubt, be looking up at every single one of them on the depth chart, but on a team where the expectation is the 53-man roster might carry as many as three or four tight ends, French has a realistic shot.

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Circle his names if you’re one of those Tennessee Titans fans that have been keeping tabs on what’s been going on. While there’s no guarantee that Hasahn French will become the second coming of Antonio Gates or Tony Gonzalez, here’s what we can all say with some certainty. no one’s going to complain if that’s exactly what happens. Cross your fingers.