Early thoughts on the Titans' players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents come March 13, with thanks to Mac’s Football Blog, where you can find complete team-by-team lists that include exclusive rights and restricted free agents.
Wide receiver Donnie Avery -- Couldn’t push his way into action and presuming the team drafts at least one receiver, it should have no interest.
Guard Jake Scott -- Team will say thanks for solid service and look to get younger and better on the interior.
Defensive end Dave Ball -- He’s not the solution, but he’s a quality complementary part who can get into the backfield.
Defensive end William Hayes -- Just hasn’t panned out. The team needs at least one new end and there won’t be room for him any longer.
Defensive lineman Jason Jones -- Was not as good at end in the new defense as he was at tackle in the old one. He can still be a very good player.
Cornerback Cortland Finnegan -- I don’t think the Titans want him at anything near what he’ll be able to command.
Safety Jordan Babineaux -- Played well enough that safety-starved Tennessee should want him back.
Safety Michael Griffin -- Does the best when everything around him is going well. But the price he’ll want gets paid to a leader, not a follower.
Safety Chris Hope -- Made a difference on the field and in the locker room for a long time, but his time is now past.