The Titans are 100% better at linebacker right now than they were this time last year. Akeem Ayers did not have the year that we hoped he would, but he did improve as the season went along. He will be fine. They also have Colin McCarthy, ever heard of him?
Barrett Ruud is a free agent. Raise your hand if you think the Titans should re-sign him? Anyone?
Tim Shaw and Patrick Bailey are also both free agents. Neither one of them do much of anything on defense, but they are really good special teams players. I would not be surprised to see the Titans bring each of them back with one-year deals like they did this past season.
Ken Amato is another guy that is listed on the depth chart as linebacker but never actually plays linebacker. He has been the Titans' long snapper since 2003. I found it interesting that the Titans signed a guy to a futures contract last week who is a long snapper. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.