Titans is engaged in conversations about bringing in a safety.

Titans Are Considering Adding S

Several clubs were involved in the post-draft receiver market, including Tennessee. In the end, that led to a deal with Tyler Boyd, but the Titans are still searching for more players to bolster their squad.
Head coach Brian Callahan told the media that Tennessee is having talks about adding a safety, according to Jim Wyatt of the team’s website. Midway through the 2023 season, the team traded away former All-Pro Kevin Byard, leaving a significant hole in the secondary. Despite being a part of the return in the Byard trade, Terrell Edmunds is still unsigned years after the draft.

Tennessee also saw K’Von Wallace – who started seven games for the team last year – sign with Seattle in free agency. Amani Hooker remains in place as a full-time starter after he inked a three-year extension in September 2022. Elijah Molden logged nearly 200 snaps in the slot last season, but his primary usage came as a safety. The pending free agent is joined by the likes of L’Jarius Sneed, Roger McCreary and Chidobe Awuzie in the Titans’ secondary.

The team could use at least a depth addition at the safety spot, though. The likes of Matthew Jackson and Syheim Carter are in place after they were used on special teams during their respective rookie seasons. Tennessee invested a Day 3 pick (seventh-rounder James Williams) in the backend during this year’s draft, but a third phase role should be the expectation in his case as well.

Much like their running back counterparts in recent years, veteran safeties around the league saw their market take a nosedive this offseason. Several accomplished (albeit aging) producers were let go or not retained, and a number of them are still unsigned at this point. Longtime Broncos ballhawk Justin Simmons headlines the group of available options. Marcus MayeMicah Hyde and former Seahawks Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs are other potential targets for the Titans and other teams seeking a late-offseason addition.

With more than $30 million in available finances, Tennessee has some of the highest cap space in the league. That number will go down a little if the team signs the remaining members of its rookie class, but there will still be plenty of space to acquire at least one significant player. Any signing will probably not come with a big price tag given the status of the safety market, so it will be interesting to see whether a deal with one of the top choices is hammered out soon.

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