With the free agency period about to his its second wave, it is time to start looking around the league to see what is happening that might affect the Titans.
-After a pretty boring Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the Tennessee Titans finally made a big splash on Friday.
The story of the day was obviously the Titans bringing (or bringing back as the case may be) two of PFF's best edge rushers in free agency. Brian Orakpo is an absolute force when healthy against both the run and the pass. Derrick Morgan on the other hand isn't the league's best run stopper, but since he hit his stride three years ago he have provided constant pressure and about six sacks per year.
While those where the marque guys, it shouldn't be discounted that Karl Klug and Ryan Succop both re-signed with the Titans. With Klug, not only do the Titans get possibly the biggest fan favorite back, but they also get someone who can come in on third down sub packages to provide pressure from the middle. This isn't something that Dick LeBeau has typically done in the past, but with his propensity of having a two-gap, run-stuffing NT, it makes sense in this passing league to have someone who can come in and provide a pass rush.
Succop was the best kicker on the free agent market, and the Titans really didn't want to go into the preseason with another round of Travis Coons vs Maikon Bonani.
Veteran Receiver Cut
The Titans still haven't publicly shown interest in bringing back Nate Washington and that leaves a gaping hole in veteran leadership on this team. Greg Jennings was recently released and he could offer a lot to the Tennessee receiving group.
Speaking of Vikings Receivers...
Cordarrelle Patterson is apparently on the trade block, or at least the odd man out in Minnesota. With the Titans exploring a lot of receivers that doubled as kick returners early in free agency, maybe the should make a trade for Patterson.
While he is an underdeveloped receiver, PFF and others can't talk enough about how effective he would be as a running back. If the Titans really want to use a gadget guy (like Dexter McCluster) then Patterson is by far the best option they could use, he literally "broke" the PFF elusiveness ranking as a running back. If you have any doubts about how good he can be, look at what he did with one of the worst run blocking units, against one of the best defenses in the league this year here.