5 Tennessee Titans who should be cut before taking a snap in 2021

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The Tennessee Titans have a huge task in shaving this roster from 90 men to 53.

Don’t panic if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan. Yes, you’re staring at a photo of Dane Cruikshank. You read the title of this one, but for now, Mr. Cruikshank is safe. Now, no one can promise that will be the case come Week 1 of the regular season, but for now, if you’re crafting your own 53-man depth charts, his is a name that you can throw on there.

He definitely made Titan Sized’s most recent roster projection, but as you know, this team will look a lot different in 2021 at the start of the regular season than they look right now.

He hasn’t gotten a ton of work on game days as the last line of defense for the two-tone blue’s defense and secondary (he’s been on the field for 58 defensive snaps in the regular season from 2018 to 2020), but he’s added to the special teams unit with 597 snaps over that same span.

His most recent season was challenging as he appeared in games during Week 7 and Week 9 but, in Week 10, wound up right back where he began almost half of Tennessee’s 17 game schedule, on the team’s injured reserve. Look for him to bounce back as he barely avoids finding his way onto this list.

Five other current Titans weren’t so lucky. Here are several guys that this team should part ways with before they even take a snap in 2021. Pull up a chair. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s a dirty job. Someone has to do it though. With that being said, let’s crack those knuckles. Let the debate begin.