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Arguably the most competitive position on the roster is at inside linebacker, and that spells trouble for veteran Moise Fokou.
Fokou had a 2013 season worth forgetting, as did much of the Titans linebackers.
The Titans brought in Wesley Woodyard from the Broncos to hold down one spot on the inside, and Zach Brown will probably win the other spot. Who provides that key depth will be where the real battle happens in training camp.
Fokou has to beat out guys like rookie Avery Williamson, Zaviar Gooden, Colin McCarthy, Patrick Bailey and Brandon Copeland. I like the upside of all the younger guys over Fokou's veteran experience and shaky starting performances.
Bailey is the other veteran who is in direct competition with Fokou for a roster spot. I've always liked Bailey's special teams production, which is widely overlooked. He's due a lot of money in 2014 ($1.2 million, per Spotrac).
The numbers don't lie for how bad 2013 was for Fokou. He finished almost last out of 55 qualified linebackers in terms of overall production, according to Music City Miracles via Pro Football Focus.
The Titans could end up deciding to go with the athletic upsides of their younger inside linebackers over the aging Fokou. That would be the better route than a player who has struggled as a starter.