The Tennessee Titans will be big players in free agency this offseason, but that doesn't mean they have to throw money at players. One way to ensure that you get a player that you believe can help the team for cheap, is to look in free agency at this "pre-wave" of guys being released by other teams.
Before you dismiss this, look no farther than the 2015 Super Bowl for a player that made a huge impact to his team that was signed from another team after a cut. Demarcus Ware not only was he the second leading pass rusher for his team despite missing five games with an injury, the only guy that was better than him happened to be the Super Bowl MVP.
He was crucial in getting that ring, and here is the player that I believe can help the Tennessee Titans the most in this wave of cuts. To look at who I choose from, here is a link to the NFL story I used as my pool of candidates.
NFC- Mike Wallace WR, Minnesota Vikings
The Tennessee Titans are desperate for two things at receiver: deep speed and number one ability. I think that Mike Wallace can change the way that defenses play the Titans. First and foremost, he can still take the top off of a defense with his speed. That should open up the middle of the field more for Mariota to either hit some crossing routes, or to tuck it and run which is something that we apparently will see more of this year.
People mistakenly think Mike Wallace is washed up, just like they think Mario Williams is washed up. That is wrong, both are very good players who were in the wrong scheme. Wallace played for a team committed to running the ball and running out the clock. When Teddy Bridgewater did throw it, it was behind a shaky offensive line and he rarely went to his big play threat.
Wallace is still getting better as a receiver, and if it wouldn't for his huge cap hit we would have seen that in Miami this year. In his last year there he caught 10 touchdowns and was Ryan Tannehill's best weapon. You can see how he has regressed without him.
The Titans could and should add him into the mix if for no other reason than his deep speed and how that would affect the middle of the defense. However, I believe that he has a better skill set than people are willing to admit, and I think he could be very good with Marcus Mariota.