The Titans won’t keep both Collins and Simms, which will change the depth chart. Smith should stick around, especially if he has a good camp. I’ll have a separate article on him in a day or two.
Pearman will be challenged by UDFAs. He’ll need to show more than he did last year as a KR/PR if he wants to make the 53-man roster.
Damian Williams should have a solid grasp on the fourth spot. (See Drexel’s article yesterday.) The fifth and a possible sixth roster spot are up for grabs. Given the Titans’ history drafting WRs, it’s hard to be optimistic for Mariana’s chances, though Williams gives more reason to be. Like Pearman, Mark Jones will need to show something as a return man.
Stevens may actually get the most starts this year.
LG Harris, Durand
C Amano, Velasco
RT Stewart, Kropog
Munchak will move Otto, Kropog and Durand around throughout camp.
RDE Morgan, Ford, Ball
I expect Morgan to win a starting job in training camp. The three Bees — Ball, Babin and Bakhtiari — will fight for the fourth DE spot.
RDT Brown, Marks, Howard
This is assuming Jason Jones is healthy and Haye hasn’t improved. Howard appears to be the fifth man in what should be a four-man rotation.
MLB Tulloch, Allred, Rivera
WLB Witherspoon, Curran, Keglar, Winborn
Curran should pass Keglar on the depth chart during camp. Big question — can Thornton hold off McRath?
RCB Finnegan, Hood
Mouton will also compete for the one undecided corner spot though I see him as a nickel. Verner could have a good a chance as anyone. If Hood somehow emerges as a starter, he’ll play on the right with Finnegan taking the left side.
FS Griffin, R.Johnson, Schommer
K Bironas, Schmidt
P Kern, Schmidt
PR M.Jones, D.Williams, Pearman
KR M.Jones, Mariana, Mouton, Pearman
I hope Jones will bounce back from his hamstring problems last year, to once again display the ability he had in Carolina and Tampa. Williams and Mariana will both get a look in camp and the preseason. Mouton will get another chance too. Someone needs to learn to snap, to backup Amato.