3 Titans players who could be cut before playing a snap in 2023

Which Titans players might not even make it to Week 1?

Titans, Julius Chestnut
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Julius Chestnut, RB

The Titans' running back room could definitely be in a transitional period over the course of the next year. Derrick Henry is in the final year of his contract, and with the Titans likely heading toward a youth movement, he won't be back. The Titans even tested the trade waters with Henry earlier in the offseason.

Behind Henry is rookie Tyjae Spears out of Tulane, who the team selected in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft just a couple of months ago. Spears is a favorite to wind up supplanting Henry next year as the team's starter, and could prove to be a long-term solution at running back.

Then, there's last year's fourth-round pick Hassan Haskins sitting third on the depth chart. Those seem to be the likely three running backs the Titans will keep on their roster come Week 1, and the odd man out would then be last year's undrafted free agent Julius Chestnut, who came out of Sacred Heart University.

Last year, Chestnut suited up for six games, carrying nine times for just 12 yards. If the Titans wanted to keep four running backs, it would appear Chestnut has the edge for now. But, behind him is 25-year-old Jonathan Ward, a 2022 practice squad member, along with undrafted rookie Chuck McClelland.