5 unexpected free agent signings Titans could still make happen

• The Titans could still give their WR corps a boost

• Ditto for their pass rush

• Tennessee has time to bolster their offensive line

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No. 4 unexpected signing the Titans can still make: Andrew Norwell, OG

Sophomore Nicholas Petit-Frere was poised to start at right tackle in the opener but a four-game suspension for betting on football games has brought that plan to a halt. As a contingency plan, the Titans brought in veteran George Fant to workout out but they didn't agree to a deal. They then hosted Chris Hubbard and ended up signing him.

Hubbard gives the Titans a cost-effective option at right tackle while Petit-Frere returns. Having checked off a box on their to-do list, the team's brass can now turn their attention to the interior offensive line. Rookie Peter Skoronski is set to start at left guard and Andrew Brewer moved to center after mostly playing guard the previous season. That leaves right guard as the potential weak link in the interior.

Michael Roos could end up getting the nod but the fact that he's only made three starts and appeared in 21 games since 2017 doesn't really inspire confidence. Dillon Radunz is another alternative but he's still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last year and started training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

This leaves guard Andrew Norwell, who was released by the Washington Commanders not long ago, as a realistic option for the Titans to consider ahead of the 2023 opener. An undrafted free agent in 2014, Norwell became a starter for the Carolina Panthers as a rookie and earned a First-Team All-Pro designation in 2017. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 and spent the 2022 season with Washington.

Despite the fact that Norwell isn't the same player he was at the height of his career, he could still come in and fortify the right guard spot. It's true that he's mostly lined up on the left side but his presence would solidify the Tennessee interior offensive line.