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State of the Tennessee Titans roster: Tight end

Another position of strength for the Titans.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Today we continue our look at the Titans roster by looking at the tight end position.

The starter:

Delanie Walker is your headliner here. He is becoming a perennial Pro Bowler and is in the conversation as one of the best tight ends in the league- especially when you consider how good he is at blocking the run game. Signing Walker was one of the few things that Ruston Webster got right.

The depth:

The Titans have some pretty solid depth at tight end. Rookie Jonnu Smith seems to be built in the mold of Walker. They also re-signed Phillip Supernaw to continue to basically be an offensive tackle with a tight end number. They also have Jace Amaro, Jerome Cunningham and Tim Semisch. Amaro could make the roster. The other guys won’t.

Biggest question:

How quickly will Smith get acclimated to the offense? This team now has a lot of weapons on offense. Being able to lineup with Walker on one side and Smith on the other with Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews outside will create a lot of match-up problems, but that can’t happen until Smith is up to speed.

Who makes the week 1 roster:

Delanie, Smith and Supernaw are locks. Amaro is the only other guy that has a chance, and that will come down to numbers are other positions.

Previous posts in the series:


Running back

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