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

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

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Kevin Rader, TE

Tight end is going to be a position of interest for Titans fans, this year, and it all starts with last year's rookie Chigoziem Okonkwo. The ultra-athletic Okonkwo looked the part in some limited action last year, and was one of those players fans wanted to continue to see more of as the season went on.

Okonkwo is cemented as the team's starter, with veteran Trevon Wesco behind him on the depth chart. Wesco isn't as much of a receiving threat as he is a bigger, blocking type that can essentially act as another offensive lineman in certain sets.

Then, there's rookie fifth-round pick Josh Whyle out of Cincinnati, who is opposite Wesco and is, indeed, more of a receiving type. Those three should make the final roster, barring anything crazy happening. That would leave Kevin Rader, currently fourth on the depth chart, as the odd man out.

After a few seasons in Pittsburgh, Rader spent last year with Tennessee as mostly a practice squad player. Tennessee probably won't keep more than three tight ends, but if they do, Rader looks to be next in line. Otherwise, he won't be on the active roster come Week 1.

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