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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Tennessee UFAs to be

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

By popular demand, here's the list of the Titans' unrestricted-free-agents-to-be.

  AP Photo/John Russell
  When the dust settles this offseason, Albert Haynesworth could be the richest defender in the NFL.

They are in rough order of importance, with comments.

We'll give you similar lists for the Texans, Colts and Jaguars soon.

  1. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth: In line to be highest-paid defender in football. A critical piece of what the Titans do.
  2. Quarterback Kerry Collins: The right guy for this team right now, on the field and in the locker room.
  3. Nickelback Vincent Fuller: Has provided continuity and steady play at a crucial spot.
  4. Tight end Bo Scaife: A quality target, but could end up being overpriced.
  5. Kicker Rob Bironas: Big, strong leg has been clutch for the most part.
  6. Return man/cornerback Chris Carr: Provided a huge boost to return games and was quality depth on defense.
  7. Punter Craig Hentrich: Has been great for them, but his game had dropped off some and he's talking retirement.
  8. Offensive lineman Daniel Loper: They like him a lot as a versatile backup.
  9. Cornerback Eric King: Finished hurt, but provides excellent depth when healthy.
  10. Wide receiver Brandon Jones: Coming off his steadiest season, but may be a No. 3 at best.
  11. Quarterback Chris Simms: He likes the team, the team likes him. But the No. 3 job is probably all the Titans can offer.
  12. Wide receiver Justin McCareins: Hard to imagine they can't or won't upgrade opposite Justin Gage.
  13. Cornerback Tyrone Poole: A veteran who was added late as insurance but never really needed.
  14. Cornerback Reynaldo Hill: The team made it clear by hurrying him to IR that he's got no standing left.