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Titans offseason plan part 1: Re-signing guys set to become free agents

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The first thing the Titans will be doing heading into the offseason will be evaluating players from the 2018 roster (well, after hiring an offensive coordinator). That will include looking at guys that they could possibly cut and deciding whether or not they want to re-sign guys that are set to hit the free agent market. According to Spotrac, the Titans have 13 players that have expiring contracts:

Derrick Morgan

Bennie Logan

Brynden Trawick

Quinton Spain

Kenny Vaccaro

Kevin Pamphile

Will Compton

Nate Palmer

Luke Stocker

Kendrick Lewis

Austin Davis

David Fluellen (restricted free agent)

Tye Smith (exclusive rights free agent)

To me, the most important guy on this list is Vaccaro. He came in when Johnathan Cyprien went down and played really well. Vaccaro gives the Titans so much more versatility than Cyprien, and we know that Mike Vrabel loves versatility. The smart move here would be to move on from Cyp and re-sign Vaccaro.

The next two guys most important guys on the list are Spain and Pamphile. My guess on Spain is that he won’t take a deal from the Titans before free agency opens. He will want to see what he can get on the open market. I would try to re-sign him, but they don’t need to over-spend at guard.

Pamphile is a bit of a different story. His market wasn’t terribly strong last year and he is coming off an injury. He gives the Titans a lot of versatility. If he is going to be back to 100%, the Titans should absolutely try to bring him back for another year.

Smith is another guy coming off an injury that should be a priority. The Titans have “exclusive rights” to negotiate with him. Smith was really solid for this team when he was on the field at the end of the 2017 season. They should absolutely bring him back.

After that we get into guys like Compton and Trawick. They are good on special teams and should be brought back on team-friendly deals.

The biggest name here is obviously Derrick Morgan. He has been a really good player for this team for a long time, but it is time to move on from him. The Titans need to get younger and more athletic on the edge.

The rest of the guys on the list should be free to hit the open market.