|Offense||11th||136.7 (3rd)||221.3 (25th)|
|Defense||20th||88.3 (2nd)||269.2 (30th)|
|68||Abdesmad, Mehdi||DE||6-6||284||9/28/1991||1||Boston College|
|88||Amaro, Jace||TE||6-5||265||6/26/1992||4||Texas Tech|
|26||Andrews, Antonio||RB||5-10||225||8/17/1992||4||Western Kentucky|
|Barton, Karim||G||6-3||313||12/13/1991||1||Morgan State|
|51||Bass, David (FA)||OLB||6-4||256||9/11/1990||5||Missouri Western State|
|31||Byard, Kevin||FS||5-11||212||8/17/1993||2||Middle Tennessee State|
|Cliett, Reshard||OLB||6-2||222||4/29/1992||2||South Florida|
|78||Conklin, Jack||T||6-6||308||8/17/1994||2||Michigan State|
|84||Cunningham, Jerome||TE||6-3||250||5/25/1991||2||Southern Connecticut State|
|Cyprien, Johnathan||SS||6-0||217||7/29/1990||5||Florida International|
|94||Johnson, Austin||NT||6-4||314||5/8/1994||2||Penn State|
|25||Johnson, Rashad (FA)||FS||5-11||204||1/2/1986||9||Alabama|
|90||Jones, DaQuan||DE||6-4||322||12/27/1991||4||Penn State|
|64||Kline, Josh||G||6-3||300||12/29/1989||5||Kent State|
|Lelito, Tim||G||6-4||315||7/21/1989||5||Grand Valley State|
|87||Mariani, Marc (FA)||WR||6-1||190||5/2/1987||8||Montana|
|66||Matias, Josue||G||6-5||309||1/6/1993||2||Florida State|
|McBride, Tre||WR||6-0||210||12/1/1992||3||William & Mary|
|91||Morgan, Derrick||OLB||6-4||261||1/6/1989||8||Georgia Tech|
|23||Okotcha, Bennett||DB||6-0||195||2/7/1993||2||Texas-San Antonio|
|50||Palmer, Nate||LB||6-2||248||9/23/1989||5||Illinois State|
|Reed, Kalan||DB||5-11||192||12/29/1993||1||Southern Mississippi|
|35||Riley, Curtis||CB||6-0||190||7/18/1992||3||Fresno State|
|21||Searcy, Da'Norris||SS||5-11||207||11/16/1988||7||North Carolina|
|Semisch, Tim||TE||6-8||275||9/18/1991||1||Northern Illinois|
|36||Sims, LeShaun||CB||6-0||203||9/18/1993||2||Southern Utah|
|20||Smith, D'Joun||CB||5-11||193||9/23/1992||2||Florida Atlantic|
|67||Spain, Quinton||G||6-4||330||8/7/1991||3||West Virginia|
|24||Stafford, Daimion (FA)||SS||6-1||218||2/18/1991||5||Nebraska|
|4||Succop, Ryan||K||6-2||218||9/19/1986||9||South Carolina|
|89||Supernaw, Phillip||TE||6-5||248||1/30/1990||4||Ouachita Baptist|
|11||Tanney, Alex||QB||6-4||220||11/11/1987||2||Monmouth (Ill.)|
|82||Walker, Delanie||TE||6-2||248||8/12/1984||12||Central Missouri State|
|Williams, Sylvester||DT||6-2||313||11/21/1988||5||North Carolina|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Searcy was removed from Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a concussion, but his full participation Wednesday implies that he's been cleared through the league's protocol and should be available in Week 16.
Casey finishes the season with 44 tackles and 5.0 sacks. He missed a game due to a foot injury, but played in at least 15 contests for the sixth straight season since being picked in the third round of the 2011 draft. The durable defensive lineman is in the midst of a 4-year, $36 million extension, and will be back with the Titans in 2017.
Riley got the call up from the practice squad after Chance Warmack (finger) was placed on IR. The 2015 undrafted free agent spent last season on IR after suffering an ankle injury in August, ending his rookie season hardly before it get started. Riley has played both cornerback and safety in the Titans' defense but figures to contribute the most in special teams this season.
The 33rd-overall selection in this year's draft, Dodd required offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. However, he may not have completely recovered since he's still experiencing discomfort. Because a second surgery remains a possibility, it isn't clear if Dodd will be ready for training camp when summer rolls around.
A 2013 first-round selection, Williams never quite lived up to expectations in Denver, recording 94 tackles and six sacks in 60 regular-season games (48 starts). Those are underwhelming numbers even for a nose tackle, but Williams will at least provide the Titans with a sorely-needed big body in the middle of their defense. Tennessee was believed to be in the mix for standout nose tackle Brandon Williams, who ultimately re-signed with the Ravens.
Cliett suffered an injury on the first day of full contact drills and hasn't practiced in two weeks. The former safety has bulked up since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of South Florida and is now considered a linebacker, but needs to build up reps and get on the field for games.
Williamson finishes his third NFL campaign with 103 tackles and 2.0 sacks. Seventy-two of those tackles were of the solo variety, placing the middle linebacker among the league's top 30 tacklers. He has improved every season, and should once again anchor the Titans defense next year.
Fluellen didn't appear in a game for Tennessee during his brief stint on the active roster. Defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad was signed off the practice squad in a corresponding move.
The deal will keep Woodyard in Tennessee through the 2019 season and allows him to earn upwards of $12.75 million across that time span. While the Kentucky product's 57 tackles from this past season pale in comparison to his numbers from 2014 and 2015, Woodyard still finished as the Titans' fourth-leading tackler and should continue to operate as one of the team's top defensive contributors for the foreseeable future.
Bates played in all 16 games last season for the Raiders, becoming a staple of the Oakland's special teams unit in the process. Titans' general manager Jon Robinson said of the newly acquired linebacker, "Bates is another fast, violent player in the kicking game. I like his intensity, like his instincts and his reckless abandon to throw himself in there to make a play." The special teamer recorded 12 tackles last season (eight solo).
Wallace will be sidelined due to a shoulder aliment. The reserve linebacker has only played in four games this season so his absence on Sunday shouldn't factor into the defense's game plan.
McBride will add some depth to at wideout, with Andre Johnson retiring from the team on Monday. The 23-year-old isn't likely to play much of a role on offense, but could see action on special teams.
Jones is eager to showcase why he deserves his starting role, but he's also very aware that the season is a long ways ahead and anything can happen between now and then.
"I'm happy to go into the (OTAs) as a starter, but I know that nothing is set in stone and I know there's plenty of competition for that job," said Jones. "So now I'm just trying to make the most of my opportunity."
Jones, a fourth-round pick last season, played sparingly in the beginning of his rookie year -- appearing in just four of the team's first 13 games. He improved toward the end of the season and got his first start during the last game of the year against the Colts. Jones said he wants to continue to improve and show he can be a force on the defensive line.
"Right now I'm trying to work a lot on my base technique, trying to shed blocks faster and make plays," Jones said. "I'm trying to go into the season and be a playmaker."
This marks Cunningham's third team this calendar year, as the tight end was once waived by the Giants before getting the ax from the Jets on Tuesday. In nine games last season, the Southern Connecticut State product caught just eight passes for 59 yards. Now in Tennessee, Cunningham will provide depth behind Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano, and Craig Stevens.
Securing Cassel for the next year was one of Tennessee's main priorities entering this offseason. The extension will keep the veteran quarterback as the Titans' backup for the 2017 campaign. Marcus Mariota broke his right fibula in Week 16, pushing Cassel into the starting quarterback role. In his only start of the season, he completed 16-of-26 passes for 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While Mariota is making steady progress in his recovery, it is very possible that Cassel could see starting reps during training camp and into the preseason.
Supernaw recorded four receptions for 62 yards last season through 15 games. His contract extension comes on the heels of Anthony Fasano signing with the Dolphins, meaning an expanded role may be in the works for Supernaw next season. Although he isn't the flashiest of tight ends, the 27-year-old has emerged as a solid blocker in both the pass and run game.
Trawick will earn a $3 million base salary, and could see some playing time on defense after earning praise from GM Jon Robinson. The safety was limited primarily to a special teams role with the Raiders last season, but did manage to lead the team with 14 special teams tackles.
The Titans added a special teams ace by inking Weems on Saturday. He racked up 391 kick return yards and 273 punt return yards with the Falcons in 2016. He will take on return duties for the Titans this season but is unlikely to make much of an impact on offense.
The reserve linebacker played mostly on special teams last season, recording 12 tackles through 14 games. He could see an expanded role on the defense next year, but it's unlikely he has value in IDP leagues next season.
Orakpo needed just half a sack over the final two weeks to tie his career high of 11.0, but failed to get it. On the bright side, the veteran outside linebacker played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season since joining the Titans while racking up a respectable 46 tackles. He looks spry as ever at age 30, and will once again be a threat for double-digit sacks in 2017.
Sharpe was quiet in the finale, as backup quarterback Matt Cassel didn't throw a single pass to a wide receiver besides Rishard Matthews. The rookie fifth-rounder out of UMass earned a starting spot in camp, and held onto it throughout the season en route to 41 catches for 522 yards and two touchdowns. While Sharpe doesn't have game-breaking size or speed, his route running and work ethic should make him an impact player for years to come.
Matthews saw no decline in performance despite the downgrade at quarterback from Marcus Mariota (leg) to Matt Cassel. He was kept out of the end zone in his first four games with the Titans, but scored nine times in the last 12. With Mariota scheduled to be back from his broken fibula by the beginning of next season, Matthews will have a great chance to build on this 65-catch, 945-yard campaign.
Picks that have signed are:
Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.
The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game.
McCain was forced to the sideline earlier in the contest due to a minor knee injury, but was eventually able to return and even record an interception. He'll likely be good to go in Week 12 against the Bears, barring any setbacks.
McCourty's loss will be a tough one for a Tennessee secondary that surrendered 325 passing yards to Blake Bortles in his absence Week 16. With their top cover corner on the shelf, look for Valentino Blake to see an expanded role Sunday afternoon.
The 24-year-old had been brought back to the pratice squad back on Sept. 28, but was jettisoned Wednesday to make room for the return of Russell Hansbrough and Josh Keyes to the unit. Krause has shown some promise at both receiver and returner, so a potential return later in the season isn't out of the question.
Despite admitting that he played through a torn plantar plate in his right foot in 2016, Murray still gobbled up 81 percent of the Titans' offensive snaps, which translated to 20-plus touches in 11 of 16 games. Meanwhile, Henry's earned 25 percent of such snaps, churning out 490 yards and five touchdowns on his 110 carries. The Titans' run-first mentality should afford him a similar workload in his second season, but a serious injury to Murray may be the only way Henry is truly unleashed.
"Those aren’t holes," Payton said about losing Grubbs and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. "We’re not moving a player if we feel like there’s no…we feel like we have a pretty good idea of how everything is lining up. We’ve got a center we know that starts in this NFL, we’ve got a guard, (Tim) Lelito will play left guard, Jahri Evans is the right guard. The same way at receiver. So we weren’t looking to make a move that created another 'must'."
Lelito played 294 snaps on offense last season, per Pro Football Focus, and graded out positively as a run blocker and negatively as a pass blocker. He was an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.
Walker and wide receiver Rishard Matthews combined for 14 of the 16 completions by backup quarterback Matt Cassel, who started the finale after Marcus Mariota broke his leg in Week 16. The veteran tight end backed up his first career 1,000-yard campaign in 2015 with 65 catches for 800 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns this season. Walker will reprise the starting role next year, but could start to slow down given that he turns 33 in August.
New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.
Sims entered the concussion protocol after Saturday's loss to Jacksonville. Players often miss at least one game after being concussed but Sims appears on pace to return without missing a game.
Klug, who ruptured an Achilles tendon in Week 16 of last season, is roughly three months removed from corrective surgery and has progressed to walking around on his own two feet since shedding his medically-prescribed walking boot in early March. With training camp still over four months away, the veteran still has plenty of time to make a full recovery and should return as a key piece of the Titans' defensive line rotation if he can avoid any and all setbacks.
Mariani's only offensive touch of the season came in the season finale. The return specialist finishes with 560 kickoff return yards and 235 punt return yards without a touchdown. He made the Pro Bowl back in 2010, but may not be back with the Titans next year after this pedestrian campaign.
Tanney has been on the Titans practice squad since Week 2 and he'll suit up for the team for the first time in Week 17. He was promoted as a result of Marcus Mariota (leg) moving to injured reserve. Tanney will serve as the backup quarterback behind Matt Cassel.
Cyprien has never recorded less than 100 tackles in his NFL career thus far, and while he struggles sometimes in pass coverage, he is nevertheless a very talented player who should provide a boost to Tennessee's defense. It will be interesting to see if Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau utilizes Cyprien like he did with fellow strong safety Troy Polamalu during Lebeau's prosperous stint in Pittsburgh.
Succop finishes with 22 made field goals on 24 attempts while converting 39 of 41 extra points. He didn't miss a single kick after Week 8, converting his final 11 field goal tries and 22 PATs. The 30-year-old veteran will be back with the Titans in 2017 for the final year of his three-year deal.
Stafford missed his first game of the season in Week 12 against the Bears but has since been afforded the Titans' bye in Week 13. Due to his absence from the injury report, the former seventh-rounder should be available this weekend against Denver.
Mariota has spent the offseason in recovery from a fractured fibula he suffered in the Titans' second-to-last game of the 2016 season. After swapping a motorized scooter for a walking boot in late February, the Titans QB is now free from wearing any appendage designed to help him move about. In fact, the Hawaii native, who is currently back home and running on the beach as part of his rehab, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that his recovery "is going a little better than planned." Next up for Mariota is awaiting clearance to return to football activities. He's scheduled to report to Nashville next month and will be evaluated at that time.
The linebacker/defensive end returns to the Bucs after having been waived in late September. Brown displayed some play-making potential in preseason with three sacks, a pick-six and a fumble recovery and also played 19 total snaps between defense and special teams in Week 2. However, he's unlikely to receive a call-up to the active roster unless injury strikes.
Morgan finishes the 2016 campaign with 33 tackles and a career-high 9.0 sacks. Fellow outside linebacker Brian Orakpo added 10.5 sacks on the other side, as the two pass rushers formed one of the most effective tandems in the league. Rookie Kevin Dodd was supposed to play in a rotation with Orakpo and Morgan, but foot injuries and ineffectiveness prevented him from sapping many snaps. Morgan will be a major component of Tennessee's defense next season after racking up at least six sacks in four of the past five campaigns.
Andrews had 143 rushing attempts for 520 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, but the additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry last offseason relegated him to just two carries and 15 yards in 2016. By not extending Andrews a restricted free agent tende, the Titans are enbabling him to test the open market when free agency officially opens Thursday afternoon. He'll likely look for a team that offers him more playing time in 2017.
With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.
The first day of free agency had been quiet for the Titans prior to the shrewd signing of Ryan, a 26-year-old corner who led the Patriots in tackles in 2016. In addition to being a sure tackler, Ryan has shown strong cover skills, racking up 25 pass breakups and six interceptions over the past two seasons. He figures to immediately earn a starting role in the Titans' secondary.
Amaro briefly appeared on the injury report this week with a quad issue, but that lasted just one day after he was only limited during Tuesday's practice. Even though he now has a clean bill of health, Amaro hasn't seen any offensive snaps since Week 12 against the Bears.
Mularkey was asked whether 2016 second-round pick Derrick Henry will be a bigger part of the offense next season, to which the head honcho expressed his support of Murray as the main man. Henry is an insurance policy in the event Murray suffers an injury, but the latter didn't miss one game in his first campaign with the Titans, despite coming down with a torn plantar plate in his right foot in Week 8. Mularkey is a proponent of "a one-two punch to smash it down peoples' throats," so the 29-year-old Murray may yield some touches at times to his younger counterpart. Considering Mularkey's other comments, though, a healthy Murray should be the recipient of 20-plus touches per game, as he was on 11 occasions last year.
The defensive end suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's loss to the Jaguars, effectively ending his season. In two games with the team he recorded one tackle, primarily serving a reserve role. The Titans promoted Antwaun Woods from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Kern, 29, began his career with the Broncos before joining the Titans in 2009. He holds multiple franchise records including gross punting average (44.9 yards) and net punting average (40.0).
He finished fifth in the NFL in gross punting average in 2015 with a mark of 46.8 yards. Kern was set to be a free agent on Tuesday had the Titans not re-signed him.
Okotcha was waived with an injury designation during the preseason and was placed on IR after he cleared waivers. He's under contract with Tennessee through the 2018 season and will have a chance to make the roster as a depth corner and special teams option in 2017.