Titans identified as potential destination for free-agent wide receiver and safety.

A recent article discussing highlights from the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine pointed out the Tennessee Titans as a team to monitor regarding potential signings of two impending free agents: a safety and a wide receiver.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there’s speculation that the Titans could be a suitable destination for free-agent safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, given the team’s requirement for a starting safety alongside Amani Hooker. Fowler notes Titans defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson’s previous connection with Gardner-Johnson during their time with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2022.

Fowler suggests the possibility of a reunion between Gardner-Johnson and the Eagles, given their realization of his value in the secondary. However, Tennessee also presents a logical fit for him. Gardner-Johnson, 26, despite missing most of the 2023 season due to injury, could offer a long-term solution for the Titans. His versatility in various safety roles makes him an attractive prospect, and he likely won’t demand a hefty contract.

However, the Titans’ interest in acquiring a starting safety in free agency might hinge on their evaluation of Elijah Molden, a potential starter drafted in the third round in 2021.

Additionally, Fowler mentions the Titans as a potential destination for wide receiver Darnell Mooney, considering him a sleeper free agent gaining attention. Mooney, who played for Chicago, has shown more potential than his 2023 statistics suggest, although he hasn’t consistently surpassed 631 receiving yards, apart from one 1,000-yard season. Notably, Mooney’s quarterbacks haven’t been top-tier, featuring names like Mitch Trubisky and Justin Fields.

Mooney has a connection to the Titans through his former wide receivers coach, Tyke Tolbert, who now holds the same position in Tennessee. While Mooney could bolster the Titans’ depth, especially with his deep-threat capabilities, he may not fully satisfy the need for a reliable No. 2 receiver behind DeAndre Hopkins.

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