What will Tennessee Titans do with remaining cap space?

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The Tennessee Titans got a huge infusion of cap space on June 1 once the release of Julio Jones finally took effect.

According to Over The Cap, the team now has just over $11M in cap space, which is more than enough if they want to make a move to bolster their depth.

Obviously, the top priority is to sign Roger McCreary and Malik Willis to their rookie deals, as they are the only two draft picks from the Tennessee Titans 2022 NFL Draft class that remain unsigned. Once those deals are done, the Titans will still have more than enough room if they want to make another move.

They still have some holes on their roster (particularly at wide receiver and offensive line) and there are some players out there who would fit what they need. The question is, why have they not made a move yet?

Tennessee Titans fans need to remain patient with another signing

At this point in the offseason, clubs are still getting a sense of what their teams are going to look like for the upcoming season. Mandatory OTA’s just began for teams last week, and some teams are starting to discover that certain players that previously had no expectations may be on the roster.

This is especially the case for the Titans, as Josh Malone has impressed throughout OTA’s and might make the team’s final roster. He is not even the only wide receiver that has unexpectedly impressed, as Dez Fitzpatrick has reportedly shown much growth and improvement throughout the offseason.

The main point here is that certain needs on the roster might be amplified or reduced after looking deeper, and it looks as if the Titans are starting to figure out a lot more about their wide receiver room than they did before.

Despite the sentiment among fans after the AJ Brown trade, going after another wideout at this point in free agency might not be worth it. The best option out there seems to be Will Fuller, and who knows if he can stay healthy long enough to help out at all.

The offensive line still has a lot of questions, specifically at left guard where it is looking like a two-man battle between Aaron Brewer and Jamarco Jones. While it is highly likely that Dillon Radunz ends up at right tackle, nothing is official yet and there should still be a shock there.

While the options in free agency would be more depth caliber players than anything, the Titans could very much use that with the current options they have. There are a few players out there like Ereck Flowers who have the positional versatility to play inside or outside, but look like potential upgrades at guard.

One concern is that if any player out there was good enough, he would be on a team by now, but some free agents who last this deep into the offseason opt to not sign with a team until right before the season. Although he did not work out on the team, Jadeveon Clowney did not sign with the Tennessee Titans until September of that season, so we could see something similar happen this offseason.

That said, Jaquiski Tartt recently signed a deal with the Philadelpia Eagles so these signings could come anytime. It would be a bit of a bummer to see the Tennessee Titans go into the season without putting their remaining cap space to use, but either way, we will have to be patient with it, because there is no guarantee that they are looking to make a move in the near future.