John Glennon takes a stab at building Titans’ 53-man roster

By John Glennon

Over the next few days, the Titans will perform what amounts to an annual balancing act as Saturday's 3 p.m. deadline for the 53-man roster approaches.

They'll do all they can to bolster manpower at positions of potential weakness, all the while trying to maintain adequate depth at positions of strength.

So the questions will be asked: Should the Titans keep a third quarterback on the roster, perhaps at the expense of a sixth wide receiver? Should they keep a fourth running back, perhaps at the expense of a special-teams standout at another position?

Injuries, as always, will factor greatly into the plans: We don't know, for instance, whether outside linebacker Vic Beasley will start practicing in one day, one week or far longer. We also don't know the status of two rookies expected to play big roles this season---running back Darrynton Evans and cornerback Kristian Fulton. Both have missed at least a week's worth of time at this point. Then there's outside linebacker Derick Roberson, who had to be helped into the locker room after suffering an injury in practice on Tuesday.

With all those questions---and more---still swirling, here's one stab at what the 53-man roster will look like Saturday afternoon. Keep . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: