Ranking the Biggest Free Agency Priorities for Tennessee Titans
There are plenty of free agency rumors beginning to swirl around the Tennessee Titans, and they will need to deliver on some of these to make a move back into the postseason anytime soon.
The Titans need help all over their roster, but there are a few free agents that could instantly turn some of these weaknesses into moderate strengths.
Here are the top five free agency priorities for the Titans as the offseason continues to roll along.
5. Kyle Vanden Bosch: DE
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The Titans defensive line still needs a lot of help even after the addition of Kamerion Wimbley from the last go around in the offseason.
Kyle Vanden Bosch would bring a tenacity that this defense has been missing for quite a while now, and he would at least make the pass rush a little more intimidating.
It's safe to say that Derrick Morgan hasn't really worked out during his brief stint in the NFL, so the Titans really have a major void at defensive end.
Vanden Bosch wouldn't require a hefty price tag, which would leave the Titans some room to make a few more moves.
4. George Wilson: S
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George Wilson looks like the most likely free agency addition for the Titans at this point, and he would certainly bring in some veteran leadership to the Titans secondary.
Wilson has a planned visit with the Titans later this week, according to CBS NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
The Titans definitely need to add a safety in free agency, but Wilson is a guy that probably has just a few more good seasons left in the tank.
Adding Wilson in free agency could end up just being a rental for a few seasons. If that ends up being the case, then the Titans might find themselves in the same situation in two or three seasons.
Wilson would be better than not adding a safety at all, but there some better options in free agency for the Titans to consider first.
3. Aqib Talib: CB
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Aqib Talib has suddenly become a possibility for the Titans to take a look at now that it appears that the Patriots will let him test the open market, according to Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England.
The Titans would instantly upgrade their secondary by adding a guy like Talib who has the ability to lock down his side of the field.
Making a move for Talib needs to be a moderately high priority for the Titans to consider. The NFL has become a dominant passing league, and the Titans have really fallen behind when it comes to neutralizing all of these great quarterbacks that have emerged in recent years.
If the Titans become the highest bidder for Talib's services, then they'll have a chance at dramatically improving that ugly defense from last season.
2. LaRon Landry: S
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The Tennessee Titans need to become an intimidating defense once again, and what better way to do that than by adding a guy like LaRon Landry to your defensive arsenal.
Landry wouldn't just help the secondary, but also in stopping the run. He's a great tackler, a heavy hitter and brings that fiery passion that the Titans have been lacking for a long time now.
This should be a high priority for the Titans right now. Adding Landry would get fans buzzing again about this team, and put the defense moving back in the right direction.
There will be a lot of teams interested in Landry, so hopefully the Titans won't be shy about how much money they put on the table. Guys like Landry don't come cheap.
1. Andy Levitre: G
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Another Bills player that the Titans should be taking a look at is Andy Levitre, who is highly regarded one of the most coveted free agents this offseason.
The Titans have to make sure they're doing everything in their power to help Jake Locker succeed, and that means protecting Locker inside the pocket.
Locker was running for his life more often than not last season. Sometimes those rough situations were his fault, but the offensive line certainly didn't do him any favors.
We found out just how thin the offensive line really was when a few injuries plagued the unit.
Levitre would bring stability back to the entire offense, and give a much-needed boost to Locker's confidence.
This has to be the top priority for the Titans in free agency. It doesn't matter how great the defense gets if Locker doesn't improve as well. The only was Locker improves is if the offensive line gets better, and Levitre would be the answer to that problem.
If the Titans are smart, then they'll put all of their chips into getting Levitre and giving him a long-term deal. Then they could build around Levitre, while addressing the defense more in the 2013 NFL Draft.