Will this be the next free agent signing for the Tennessee Titans?
By Will Lomas
Every Tennessee Titans fan holding their breath for the team to finally sign a wide receiver or a tight end…might need to keep holding it.
So far the only whispers connecting the Tennessee Titans to a pass catcher is Benjamin Allbright’s report that specifically named them as one of four teams that has both interest and the assets necessary in trade conversations with the Arizona Cardinals about DeAndre Hopkins.
While that is the only pass catcher the Titans have been linked to, it isn’t the only player that they have been linked to.
Last week Aaron Wilson said that the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans were both interested in linebacker Denzel Perryman.
Perryman visited and left the Texans’ facilities, but there has been no more news of any interest between the two parties. In fact, the Houston Texans signed linebacker Corey Littleton (who plays a very similar role to what Perryman would have played) after having Perryman in the building.
Should the Tennessee Titans sign Denzel Perryman?
There isn’t any reason to believe that the Tennessee Titans are the only ones interested in Perryman, but it doesn’t look like there is a rush for his services either. That puts the Titans in a strong position during negotiations.
Since the deals at linebacker have been very reasonable this offseason, I would be very interested in this signing.
If the Tennessee Titans are looking to get more physical and violent at linebacker, a trio of Azeez Al-Shaair, Monty Rice, and Denzel Perryman would give them three fast-flow defenders who are looking to punish the ball carrier when they get their shot.
In terms of pass coverage, the group leaves something to be desired but maybe Mike Vrabel and Ran Carthon are more concerned about their front six being able to stop the run so that they can stay in nickel personnel.
Also, having depth wherever the Titans can get it is a good idea considering how incredibly injured they have been over the last two seasons.
Eventually, the Tennessee Titans will have to actually sign a receiver and/or a tight end, but signing Perryman doesn’t mean that they aren’t still interested in signing a pass catcher. Perryman has a clear path to playing time and the 2023 NFL Draft has very few off-ball linebackers that are worth spending a pick on, so if the price is right Mike Vrabel and Ran Carthon should be comfortable with making a deal.