After a brutal second-half collapse that saw them lose their final seven games, the Tennessee Titans opted to waste little time in making drastic roster changes.
New general manager Ran Carthon released longtime veteran offensive tackle and mainstay Taylor Lewan, wide receiver Robert Woods and kicker Randy Bullock last week. None of the cuts were surprising, but the release of Lewan does leave a gaping hole at offensive tackle.
Lewan, who turns 32 in July, has been one of the NFL’s best offensive linemen since his 2014 rookie year. The three-time Pro Bowler is sure to attract plenty of interest in a free agent market that doesn’t have many big-named offensive tackles outside of Orlando Brown Jr. and Mike McGlinchey — if either of them even enter free agency.
At FanSided, Cody Williams mentioned the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans as logical landing spots for Lewan. Williams added to not “overlook other potential landing spots” such as the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots.
Again, lots of teams should be interested in one of the better pass and run-blocking tackles of his era. The Raiders’ o-line has been an issue over the last two years, so they could absolutely use Lewan.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick loves adding veterans near the tail end of their careers (see Corey Dillon, Randy Moss and Rodney Harrison). With 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn likely to leave in free agency, Belichick could look at Lewan as a potential replacement there at offensive tackle.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.