Tennessee Titans: 3 Buccaneers that could be added after preseason

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Potential Tennessee Titans trade targets: Antonio Hamilton

This is a strange one because there are two questions that you have to ask before you can figure out why the Tennessee Titans might end up with Antonio Hamilton.

First, what are the odds that he makes the roster? Keep in mind, the only players on this list are players that the Tennessee Titans might be able to snag off of the waiver wire, but who they might want to send a late pick for because they don’t want to miss out because someone with a higher priority snagged them.

Again, going back to Jon Ledyard and his coverage of the Bucs, he actually has Hamilton making the roster in his most recent 53-man projections. The reason why he is on this list is that it looks like Bruce Arians may have a higher opinion of fellow fringe corner Dee Delaney:

If he is available for a cheap price, then the second question is why would the Tennessee Titans want him? Right now the Titans are loaded at cornerback, but they are also running incredibly thin at safety.

Well, if you go back and check our draft grade on Elijah Molden, you may remember that Molden has played safety and cornerback in the past. Right now it looks like Molden is going to have a tough time cracking the lineup as the slot cornerback because of the development of 2020 NFL Draft picks Kristian Fulton and Chris Jackson.

It looks like the Titans are alright with Jackson starting in the slot until Caleb Farley is ready to take over the boundary corner spot at which point Fulton could kick inside and cover the slot receiver.

If the Titans are going to lose one cornerback to a season-long transition to safety, then adding a veteran cornerback like Hamilton with experience inside and outside, makes some sense.

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This week gives the Titans the chance to see him first hand and figure out if he is worth giving up a draft pick for or if they can find someone else just like him in free agency. If he does stand out and the coaches speak highly of him, maybe he is the final domino to fall in a series of moves that all stem from a rash of injuries at safety.