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Tennessee Titans should call about this trade target

A talented pass rusher is on the block.

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The Tennessee Titans are in obvious need of some pass rushing help. Well, with Andy Levitre's contract now off the books and an extra pick for next year, maybe the Titans should move on a talented pass rusher that isn't meshing with his team.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Interesting name on the trade block: <a href="">#Bears</a> OLB Willie Young, who had 10 sacks last year but also suffered an Achilles injury.</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="">September 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Willie Young has been a very good pass rusher in his time in the league, despite really getting a lot of publicity. I just posted a story about how the Tennessee Titans should look at Jason Babin for some help at that position, and I still think that.

However, Young is 29 years old and has only played about 2,000 snaps in the NFL so he should still have a lot in the tank (Jurrell Casey played close to 950 snaps last year for reference).

I'm not saying the Titans should break the bank to get Young, but think about it. The Titans could come out of this weekend with Andy Levitre off the team and a pass rusher who had 10 sacks last year and played well this preseason. They could trade a 7th round pick for him, and still come out with more draft capitol that they started with. That would make Ruston Webster look even better than he does now.

Trading for a recently injured pass rusher can be risky, but it is well worth the risk and it is the only way to get a great pass rusher on the team without shelling out a huge contract of a high draft pick. The Titans should definitely look into this if they want to improve their depth.