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Including a weird offensive line shift.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans had their final open training camp practice this week, and with that came one of the weirder reports in recent memory. Seemingly with no real reason, the Titans started mixing up their offensive line in some pretty interesting ways.

Here are some tweets that went out throughout practice.

Byron Bell inside and Jamon Meredith not Jeremiah Poutasi at right tackle:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> have put Byron Bell at LG and Jamon Meredith at RT a couple times today in run-heavy drills. Odd man out? Andy Levitre. (Fix typo)</p>&mdash; Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeresaMWalker/status/633025173667598337">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Fernando Velasco taking over at center?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fernando Velasco getting some first team reps at center along with the Bell/Meredith combo now.</p>&mdash; Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrymc13/status/633027145485299712">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Now Velasco in with the normal first team offense.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> Team drills and o-line first group has Bell and Lewan at tackle, Levitre and Warmack at guard and Velasco at center.</p>&mdash; Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrymc13/status/633031890946105346">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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On why the Titans are moving players around like this

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Whiz says they are trying to find the best spot for Bell</p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/glennonsports/status/633035471992582144">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bell said he played more G today than any other day in camp</p>&mdash; John Glennon (@glennonsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/glennonsports/status/633042014372786176">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This is a pretty big deal in my opinion. One way or another Whisenhunt is saying that he isn't comfortable with the offensive line the way it is now. Left guard, center and right tackle all seem to be up for grabs to some extent. I would be really curious to know if Jeremiah Poutasi will get some shots inside or if they are going to keep him at right tackle.

I think they might have been testing Jamon Meredith at right tackle to see if he could play backup there behind Poutasi allowing them to fix the real problem, which I think is left guard.

Again, I am going to say this until he is signed, but Evan Mathis is just sitting out there waiting and the Titans are sitting on a load of cap room. It sure would be nice if they at least had a conversation about bringing in the left guard.