clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NFL Free Agency: Veteran options for Tennessee Titans

New, comments

Which players could bridge the gap for Tennessee.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

NFL free agency has winded down, and now is the time when teams find role players that will actually make the team better. This is where limited pass rushers, specialized run stoppers, speed receivers, and others find their way onto teams who still have a good amount of cap space to fill.

With the Titans fitting that mold and needing that help, here are some players they should be interested in:

Dwight Freeney EDGE

Freeney is a name that Titans fans should remember well, and if you haven't been watching San Diego play then you don't know that he is exactly the same guy when he is on the field. Freeney managed to be the 7th best pass rusher in the league last year, despite playing half as many snaps as bigger names like Justin Houston and Jason Worilds.

The Titans could definitely use another veteran EDGE player to help draw some snaps away from Brian Orakpo this year, and you can never have enough pass rushers.

Brandon Spikes ILB

It is hard not to like what the Titans have on the front seven of their defense right now, but one place they could improve is at ILB. The Titans have Avery Williamson who should be great in Dick LeBeau's blitz heavy scheme. Zach Brown is the wildcard here, but he is nearly identical to Ryan Shazier from a physical perspective, who was the Steelers first round pick.

Brandon Spikes has played in multiple defenses and has excelled in all of them, unfortunately for him that position is being devalued. He would give the Titans a hard-nosed run stuffing presence in the middle of the defense on running downs.

Chris Myers C

The Titans seem to be looking to upgrade along the offensive line, and one guy they should strongly consider is Chris Myers. The former Texan was one of the best (if not the best) center in the league for several years, and still has a lot left in the tank.

Brian Schwenke just isn't going the be the guy the Titans build their line around in my opinion, so why not bring in a good veteran and draft a versatile G/C in the middle of the draft.