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Saturday moves for the Tennessee Titans

Two notes on the Tennessee Titans roster on Saturday.

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Saturday morning is usually a time of suspense for NFL fans as they are awaiting final confirmation on who will play and who won't. However, the Titans don't face that problem this week since they have a pretty clear idea of who will and won't play. Barring any miracle changes, Marcus Mariota, Perrish Cox and Harry Douglas will all be out this week. Jason McCourty and Michael Griffin should be healthy enough to play which is big after missing practice time earlier this week.

The one player whose status was in doubt is Andy Gallik, rookie starting center for the Titans. According to John Glennon that won't be an issue.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#Titans</a>&#39; C Andy Gallik cleared concussion protocol, will be available vs. Texans. Either he or Joe Looney will start.</p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="">October 31, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I like Gallik a lot, and I really liked his hand use in college so this will be an interesting test. I hate to pick on the injured, but Brian Schwenke has never progressed past being an athletic, mean center prospect with upside. He still gets bull rushed and has trouble with above average defensive tackles. You could argue that center is the weakest position on the team based off of the resources the Titans have put in, the recent performance, and the value of the position.

If Gallik has a good stretch here it would go a long way towards alleviating the concerns about the position and it would give the Titans more flexibility and one less need to fill in the offseason.

The other roster move today was the Chase Coffman, Rico Richardson swap we saw last week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Titans have again waived Coffman, added Richardson to active roster because of Douglas inj.</p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="">October 31, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This should be essentially a non factor given that he didn't play a snap last week and there is no reason to expect Ken Whisenhunt to change his game plan at all.