The Tennessee Titans have wasted no time in exploring potential players of interest, during the three-day period of inquiry before free agency officially begins on Tuesday afternoon.
The Titans have a number of players at need positions on their radar as the free agency period nears.
Defensive end is one position where the Titans have at least discussed a number of players and may bring some of them in for visits. Among the ends that list are Osi Umemyiora of the New York Giants, Michael Bennett of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Abraham (a cap cut) from the Atlanta Falcons and perhaps Dwight Freeney of the Indianapolis Colts. It is not yet known if the Titans will look at Cliff Avril of the Detroit Lions, who might command a bigger contract than the others.
Defensive end isn't the only place on the line the Titans are taking a look at, as with Sen'Derrick Marks likely headed into free agency, Tennessee has its eye on Ricky Jean-Francois of the San Francisco 49ers as a possible replacement there. However, there will likely be plenty of other suitors for Jean-Francois, who was a key member of the 49ers NFC Championship team this past season.
On offense, with Jared Cook likely headed out the door, the Titans are looking at Martellus Bennett of the Giants (brother of Michael) and Dustin Keller of the New York Jets as possible alternatives.
The Titans elected not to tag Cook by Monday's deadline, and he is expected to have a number of teams pursue him in free agency.
At guard, the Titans are apparently setting their sights on Buffalo's Andy Levitre, who is regarded as the best available guard on the free agent market.
As for some of their other free agents who are getting ready to hit the market, the Titans' top priority is likely to bring back kick returner Darius Reynaud, though no deal has been reached as of yet.