Patience, not panic. Transforming Titans still have plenty of cornerback and wide receiver options

By John Glennon

Only a couple of hours before what would be closing time at most businesses on Tuesday, the Titans looked naked as a newborn at the cornerback position.

A week after releasing veteran Malcolm Butler, the Titans had done the same to Adoree Jackson, bidding farewell to two multi-year starters at the position in order to create more space under the salary cap.

Who was left at that point?

The cast included all of four players – Kristian Fulton, Chris Jackson, Breon Borders and Kareem Jackson – with a combined experience of 43 games, Borders leading the way at a whopping 19.

Panic set in among the masses.

Just under two hours later, however, the great cornerback crisis had been at least partially alleviated with the signing – still unofficial, until Wednesday – of Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins, late of the New Orleans Saints.

The 32 year-old Jenkins isn’t Deion Sanders in his prime, but he’s still a sticky, speedy defender, one whose competitiveness and experience should prove valuable to a host of younger Titans cornerbacks next season.

What are the lessons to be learned here?

First, don’t sweat every twist and turn on the NFL’s free-agency roller-coaster – with all its additions, subtractions, signings, releases and near-misses. Did anyone really think the Titans were headed into the 2021 season with that fearsome foursome of corners . . .

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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: