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Tennessee Titans player on the chopping block this week: Offense

Which player needs a big performance Sunday?

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It is the preseason and whether it is a big name or someone you don't even realize is on the roster, the Tennessee Titans have teams of people watching all the players on this roster thoroughly.

With that in mind, this week's player to watch on offense is Andy Levitre.

Let's face it, no one on this site has been happy with Andy Levitre's play since he got here. He has been movable in the running game and seems flat footed and week in the passing game. That is something that this team can't afford to have with a talented rookie quarterback behind center in Marcus Mariota.

This entire week the team has tried to find a replacement for Andy Levitre, and the rumors are that the Titans are interested in chasing free agent All-Pro guard Evan Mathis. If Byron Bell has a good week at left guard and Jeremiah Poutasi does alright at right tackle, there is a chance that this team doesn't even need to watch Levitre's snaps this week to know whether they want to keep him or not.

However, if those two do struggle then Levitre will have to prove himself against one of the deeper and more talented fronts in the NFL.

The biggest matchup this week will be how does Andy Levitre handle second year, talented defensive tackle Nick Fairley. The former Detroit Lion played 18 snaps last week and while he didn't look like his old self, it is still a good challenge for the Tennessee Titans former starting guard.

If Levitre doesn't show out this week, then he could be out the door (unless he can play center) very shortly. And if all three offensive linemen mentioned play poorly (Levitre, Poutasi, Bell) then this team could make a strong play for Evan Mathis, which might be the best case scenario.