5 bold predictions for the Tennessee Titans ahead of training camp

  • There will be a new tight end in town for the Titans
  • Tyjae Spears will make headlines in training camp
  • DeAndre Hopkins is coming to The Volunteer State

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4. The Titans will get safety help in free agency before the regular season

Tennessee has built a stout defensive line, and with outside linebacker Harold Landry III expected to return at some point in the 2023 season, their front seven should be able to consistently wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage. This is good news for a secondary that might be lacking depth at the safety position.

Make no mistake, the Titans have a pretty good safety tandem in Kevin Byard and Amani Hooker but if either goes down next season, their defensive backfield will be vulnerable. To make matters worse, Byard isn't really on good terms with the team's brass.

Byard skipped the early portion of OTAs because they reportedly ask him to take a pay cut and only returned for mandatory workouts because it was important for him to "show up and be a leader".

The Titans could always re-sign Joshua Kalu, who appeared in 44 games over the last four years with five starts in 2022. Another option is signing John Johnson III, who would give their secondary a huge boost.

A third-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, Johnson signed a three-year contract worth $33 million with the Cleveland Browns in 2021. However, he was released this past March as a way to free up cap space since his salary for 2023 wasn't guaranteed. Even though Johnson has ample experience, having played 86 games with 80 starts, he still remains unsigned.

The fact that Johnson can also line up in the slot makes him an appealing option to add depth to the Titans' safety group, which is why general manager Ran Carthon should have him on speed dial.