Tennessee Titans: 3 Buccaneers that could be added after preseason

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Potential Tennessee Titans trade targets: DT Jeremiah Ledbetter

The Tennessee Titans defensive line has been much better than advertised during training camp and the preseason matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

However, that progress hit a stumbling block when Trevon Coley was placed on I.R. following an injury in that Falcons game.

Filling out the 53-man roster in pencil, it looks like the Tennessee Titans have four true defensive linemen who are set to make the roster: Jeffery Simmons, Denico Autry, Teair Tart, and Larrell Murchison.

Aside from that, NaQuan Jones has looked alright as a developmental prospect similar to what the Titans had with Teair Tart last year, but there is a good chance that they want a more solid option as the fifth defensive lineman.

The Bucs are crowded at defensive tackle and Jeremiah  Ledbetter is the guy who seems to do everything well, but he doesn’t have anything that locks him into a roster spot. Among the defensive tackles on the fringe, he doesn’t have a clear advantage on special teams and he doesn’t have the most athletic upside of the group.

If the Titans are impressed with Ledbetter this week after he potentially goes against fringe starters on Tennessee’s roster like Dillon Radunz, Ty Sambrailo, and Aaron Brewer, then maybe a deal gets done before the season starts.