5 significant questions for the Tennessee Titans offensive line in 2023

  • Did the Titans improve at offensive line this offseason?
  • Andre Dillard looks to be a smart acquisition via free agency
  • Can the Titans finally avoid offensive line injury bug?
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1. What can the Titans do if injuries strike the Interior O-Line?

If you made it this far, thank you. Also, it's been made abundantly clear that the Titans' offensive line is in a state of influx ahead of the regular season and that's not necessarily a bad thing if things work out according to the plan. But that's the thing, what if they don't?

At the risk of sounding like an alarmist, every backup is one injury away from stepping onto the football field and it's fair to wonder if Tennessee can withstand a few injuries on the offensive trenches in 2023.

Rookie Jaelyn Duncan could fill in for either Andre Dillard or Nicholas Petit-Frere if either one had to miss time but the depth on the interior offensive line is less than optimal. Maybe that's why they're hosting George Fant for a visit. As it is, Dillon Radunz is recovering from a torn ACL he sustained near the end of the 2022 season and his availability for this year's opener is in question as of this writing.

If Radunz returns at some point of the regular season and is a full-go, he would be a huge boost on the interior offensive line but there's no guarantee he'll be 100 percent. If injuries do hit the trenches, the Titans will then call Jamarco Jones, Corey Levin, or Jordan Ross.

The issue with that is that none of them have done enough (13 combined starts since 2019) to make you think they can hold the fort in case they're called upon.

If the Titans decide that they don't feel comfortable with their current options on the interior offensive line, they can then get in touch with offensive guard Dalton Risner, who made 62 starts for the Denver Broncos over the last four seasons and remain available. While he's not a Pro Bowl-caliber player, he would be a welcome addition to a unit in need of reinforcements.