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

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. . Abry Jones, defensive tackle. 3. player. 35.

Abry Jones doesn’t exactly satisfy any real Tennessee Titans’ needs.

When the curtain closed on the Tennessee Titans 2020-2021 season, a few things were obvious. Actually, no. That isn’t quite accurate. Let’s take it from the top.

Before the Tennessee Titans closed the book on their 2020-2021 NFL season, a few things were fairly obvious. They had to find some guys that could get to the quarterback with some regularity. They had to find some cover guys that could stop opposing offenses from throwing the ball all over the place.

Now, just like it’s hard to say which came first, the chicken or the egg, it’s hard to say it’s more important to have a pass rush than help in the secondary. They both are needed to do their job if a defense is going to have success. All of that’s been said to say this. Abry Jones isn’t going to help this team do either job particularly well.

Clearly, he doesn’t play in the secondary, and if we’re talking about what he contributes to the defensive line, though he’s experienced (he’s appeared in 108 games with 54 starts if you include the playoffs), he doesn’t really rack up a ton of tackles or rack up sacks or force any fumbles.

This Titans team has seen enough of that. They don’t need guys to eat up blocks. They need playmakers, and truth be told, they simply have younger and less-expensive options at the defensive tackle position than Jones, guys like Bruce Hector, Woodrow Hamilton IV, and rookie Naquan Jones.