JACKSONVILLE FL - OCTOBER 18: Receiver Marcedes Lewis #89 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled by linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Tennessee Titans during the game at EverBank Field on October 18 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
By my count the Tennessee Titans have 10 guys from the 2010 roster that will be free agents whenever this stupid lockout is over and the free agency period opens. There are at least two guys, Bo Scaife and Randy Moss, that we can rule out right from the start. Mike Reinfeldt has already said that he doesn't see Moss fitting in the plans, and they have already dumped way more money into Scaife than he ever deserved.
The odds are pretty good that Jason Babin and Stephen Tulloch end up elsewhere, but I wouldn't say they are gone for sure. Babin is going to get offered big money from somebody, and his skill set doesn't fit as well with this staff as it did the previous one.
Tully will also more than likely get a pretty big offer from a team. Every other site out there says the Titans would be crazy not to retain Tulloch, but I still say that he isn't worth big money.Jacob Ford is another guy that will probably get quite a bit of interest on the open market. He has proven that he can get after the passer but has some durability questions. Ford also might be a guy that doesn't really fit what this coaching staff is looking for. I wouldn't be surprised either way, but my gut is telling me that he ends up somewhere else.
Dave Ball is the third defensive end on this list, and I think he is the most likely to end up back with the team. He said he has been bulking up this offseason to fit the new scheme, and the Titans really can't afford to lose all three of these guys.
Leroy Harris is the only offensive lineman on the list. Mike Munchak has said that he likes Harris, and I expect him to be back assuming he doesn't get an offer the Titans don't want to match. I doubt that is the case based on how he played last year.
Ahmard Hall could go either way. He is probably the guy if the Titans won't to keep a fullback on the roster.
That brings us to MCM favorite Donnie Nickey. August will be crushed if he isn't retained.
Another special teamer, Tim Shaw, is a free agent. He didn't contribute on defense at all last year but was solid covering kicks and punts. He seems like a guy they would want to retain.