Oct. 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Tennessee Titans helmet on the bench during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans 2013 Free Agency Preview

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The Tennessee Titans are headed into the free agency with only a few spots that truly need to be addressed. If they sufficiently address those needs now, the draft could be quite the free for all for them.

Offensive line is at the top of the Titans concerns. Jake Locker never got a chance to show what he’s really capable of thanks to a shoulder injury he obtained in the first game of the season, and further injured in the fourth game. Chris Johnson could also benefit from some run lanes. It’s likely that the Titans will pursue OG Andy Levitre, the top guard set to hit free agency. There’s also murmurs that the Titans may cut ties with aging OG Steve Hutchinson, so there could be even more need there.

Defensive end is another spot you can expect the Titans to bolster. Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley were forced to carry the load this last season and did find much help from their backups. The Titans should be looking for a rotational player to help boost production and allow Wimbley and Morgan some rest during games.

TE could also be addressed after the Titans and Jared Cook failed to come to terms on contract numbers and the Titans decided to forego giving him the franchise tag thanks to the likely battle that would ensue over whether he should be tagged as a TE or a WR. Without Cook they are left with TE’s Craig Stevens and Taylor Thompson. Stevens has solid hands but doesn’t have the athleticism that made Cook so dangerous. As for Thompson, we’re waiting to see how he pans out as he adjusts back to being a TE after his entire college career being played at DE.

It should be an interesting free agency for the Titans as they pursue a few notables to fill their gaps on both sides of the ball.

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