Titans starter could be a surprise cut after Tyler Boyd signing

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The Tennessee Titans added a new weapon for Will Levis and the offense in 2024, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million with Tyler Boyd. The former second-round pick had spent the previous eight years of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals and now reunites with Brian Callahan in Nashville.

With Boyd joining the Titans' offense, someone will be on the outside looking in. Ari Meirov of The 33rd Team wrote that the Titans receiver left out could very well be former first-rounder Treylon Burks.

"The Tennessee Titans signed Calvin Ridley to a massive contract in free agency, adding him alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Treylon Burks.

Despite that, they still have quietly been in the receiver market, and there was some talk in league circles that they considered Rome Odunze with the No. 7 pick before settling on Alabama OT JC Latham.

After the draft, they scheduled a meeting with Bengals free agent WR Tyler Boyd. Tennessee’s actions seem to indicate that its front office, which didn't draft Burks, and its new coaching staff aren’t too high on the former first-round pick, so he could be available.

Ari Meirov

It's worth noting that this article was written last week, so it was before Boyd had officially joined the Titans for 2024. That being said, Meirov still makes good points, mentioning that Tennessee considered adding Rome Odunze with the seventh overall pick. It's also a strong point that this coaching staff didn't pick Burks so they don't owe him loyalty.

Could Treylon Burks be on the trade or cutting block?

Burks was a first-round pick just two years ago when the Titans spent the 18th overall pick on the Arkansas product. He's mostly disappointed since entering the league, tallying just 665 yards in two seasons while finding the end zone just once. He didn't have a single touchdown this past season but the potential is there.

If a team is interested in trading for Burks, maybe the Titans could get a late-round draft pick for him but if that's not the case, cutting him doesn't do much good for the team. They won't save any money by cutting him so why go that route unless they really don't think he'll contribute to the team in 2024?

Burks isn't a cut candidate but he very well could be on the trade block. It'll be interesting to see how the Titans use Burks in 2024 or if they ship him off to a different team. We'll have to see how it plays out.