Titans 2021 Training Camp Preview: A Look at the Outside Linebackers

TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Offseason developments: The Titans jumped out and signed Dupree to a lucrative long-term deal with the hopes of him changing the pass rush. Dupree spent the offseason rehabbing and strengthening the torn ACL he suffered last season while with the Steelers, and he’s edging closer to being ready to return. The Titans also added Adeniyi, Dupree’s teammate with the Steelers who has performed well on special teams during his career. The Titans drafted Weaver, who played at the University of Pittsburgh, in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. Roberson added size and strength this offseason, while Ray returned to the practice field following a season when he made contributions when called upon. Skipper was waived on Sunday, when the Titans added veteran edge rusher John Simon, who played the last three seasons with the Patriots. The Titans didn’t re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, who landed with the Browns. Former OLBs coach Shane Bowen, meanwhile, was promoted to defensive coordinator, and Mike Vrabel promoted Ryan Crow to OLBS coach to replace him.

In the spotlight: Dupree. The 28-year-old Dupree was regarded as one of the top pass rushers in free agency when he signed with the Titans. Dupree recorded eight sacks in 11 games with the Steelers in 2020 before suffering the season-ending knee injury. He posted a career-high 11.5 sacks in 2019 with 17 quarterback hits and 16 tackles for loss, and his 19.5 sacks over…

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