3 Free agents the Tennessee Titans should sign before training camp

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This one thing we know about the Tennessee Titans after this offseason is that they refuse to admit that this team needs a full rebuild.

If they are going to stick to that, then they need to add more impact players to the roster or else they are almost certainly destined for mediocrity (at best).

While the important part of NFL free agency basically ended a couple of months ago, players are still available to sign. Teams don't have to finalize roster spots until Week 1 of the 2023 regular season. So when one looks at the current makeup of the Tennessee Titans roster, one should not assume the roster is set.

In terms of cap space, the Tennessee Titans are currently 18th in terms of effective available cap space with $11,158,578. In terms of total cap space, the Titans are 15th (this number incorporates everyone on the current 90-man roster which will clearly be trimmed to get down to 53 by Week 1). The reason I bring this up is that Tennessee could still spend a little money to hopefully improve the roster before the season.

Tennessee entered the offseason needing help at offensive line, secondary, and receiver. Even after an offseason of work, they might still believe that they need help there and if Ran Carthon and Mike Vrabel want to add anyone with a real chance to start at those spots this season, these are the three players to target.

Tennessee Titans should sign offensive guard Dalton Risner

The Titans chose Peter Skoronski with the 11th pick in the 2023 NFL draft, and Skoronski is good enough to start at either tackle or guard. When you look at the rest of the offensive line, from an investment standpoint the most important thing is to make sure that Skoronski is thriving at whatever position he feels most comfortable.

Risner would give them a starting-caliber left guard if the Titans feel like they want to give Skoronski a chance to be the left tackle. While he has some potential drawbacks, Risner has the quality experience to prove he should be starting somewhere and Tennessee should be that place.

Here's the drawback to Risner: He might be a bit too hot-headed on the sidelines or in the locker room. In an incident last year when Risner played for the Broncos, Risner pushed backup quarterback Brett Rypien and other players had to step in. Of course, Risner is also a Walter Payton Man of the Year award nominee, so there don't seem to be any real concerns.

Risner is much better as a run blocker than a pass protector and this might be why he hasn't signed anywhere yet. However, for better or worse, he fits what Tennessee likes on their offense. Throw out the Pro Football Focus grades on him (better in pass protection?) and watch the tape. Risner will open holes for Derrick Henry if the Titans sign him.