The regular season is over, which means the Tennessee Titans have turned their attention to the offseason. The NFL Draft and free agency are on the minds of the Titans' decision makers. There are a few potential free agents that the team should target, but there are also a few the Titans need to avoid.
With that in mind, here are 3 (Likely) Free Agents The Titans Must Avoid In The 2016 Offseason:
3. Matt Forte, RB
Forte is a good running back, and the Titans need a new starter. But, like each player on this list, the veteran Forte isn't what the Titans need right now. They are rebuilding and signing Forte would just be a waste of his last few years. He likely wants to play for a contender, which means the Titans would have to overpay to land him. That's not in their best interests. Drafting (or signing) someone younger makes more sense. For more on the Titans' offseason, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.
2. Antonio Cromartie, CB
The Titans could use need corner help, as Jason McCourty is the only true starter and Coty Sensabaugh is a free agent. Cromartie will be one of the more well-known names on the market. He is still under contract with the New York Jets, but he's likely to be a cap causality. His deal will give him $8 million the next two years and $9 million in the final season, but the team can cut him with no dead money this offseason. He'll turn 32 next year and is coming off a down season. The reasons the Jets are likely going to cut Cromartie are exactly why Tennessee should avoid him. He's a big name, but Cromartie appears to be on the decline. He likely won't sign a short, team-friendly deal, so the Titans should avoid Cromartie. Plus, adding a veteran like Cromartie as a rebuilding team doesn't make much sense. For more Titans news, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.
1. Russell Okung, OT
Okung has spent his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks, but he's a free agent this offseason. He'll likely hit the open market and could command big money. The Titans need another OT, but Okung is injury-prone and has never started 16 games in his NFL career. He's talented, but he's not what the Titans need right now. They're better off spending their first rounder on an offensive lineman. Either Laremy Tunsil or Ronnie Stanley would be a solid pick. For all the Titans draft news and rumors you need, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.Back to the Tennessee Titans Newsfeed