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Breaking News on the future of the Tennessee Titans

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Big rumors are going around that (if true) will have implications until at least 2015.

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The easiest way to start this off for those who missed the gameday segment, is to lead in with these tweets from Ian Rapoport one of the best sources for information on the Titans.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeSilver">@MikeSilver</a> &amp; I reported on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFLGameDay&amp;src=hash">#NFLGameDay</a>: Big changes coming for Titans. Munchak coaching for his job. CJ2k expected to be cut after ‘13</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/409702076428865536">December 8, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Why is Munchak coaching for his job? Philosophical differences between coaches and brass. Built as run-first team, playing as passing team</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/409702258977558528">December 8, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a> not expected to pick up 2015 option ($13M) for QB Jake Locker, <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeSilver">@MikeSilver</a> &amp; I are told. Puts them immediately in the QB market.</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/409702441807257600">December 8, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Name to watch for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a> future QB: Jay Cutler. Sources: He’s on the radar &amp; believed to be interested in being back in Tenn. if out in CHI</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/409702882490187777">December 8, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Now some of this is more newsworthy than other parts of it. For example, Mike Munchak's schizophrenic approach to the Titans offense over the last three years and his inability to give this team a personality has been a major issue. But there are some huge bombs dropped here, most of which I have pointed out are very likely.

1. CJ expected to be cut.

For those that were looking for trade partners, it was unlikely that anyone would have traded for him with that $10 million per contract in 2009, much less now that he is a shadow of himself. He is too expensive, and the fact that he hasn't been benched despite so many years of mediocre play is indicative of the Mike Munchak/Jeff Fisher culture that this team needs to get away from. Football is a meritocracy and you need to produce to play.

2. Jake Locker likely gone in 2015

This one stings a little. When the Titans were 3-1 I touted Locker as one of the top 10 quarterbacks I would pick to win at a neutral site. However, if he can't complete a season then you can't build around him. Locker has a lot of talent, and I would love to see the Titans extend him and try to keep him as a backup, but someone with his fire and talent would also been an intriguing option on the trade market and could be a way for the Titans to recover a 2014 3rd round pick.

3. Jay Cutler

So...you know how I have been saying since preseason that Cutler would be a really attractive option for both the Titans and the quarterback...well there it is from a reliable source. IF (and that is a big if) Cutler hits the market, expect the Titans to put the full-court press on and try to bring him in like they did Peyton. Cutler ISN'T MANNING but he is a franchise QB, and the difference when he is in for the Bears compared to when he isn't is night and day. If you want to see Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright reach their potential then this is the guy you want (especially since you are essentially getting him with the money you save from cutting CJ).