Colts should explore keeping these two players in AFC South after they were cut by Titans

Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) celebrates as they defeat the Miami Dolphins 34
Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) celebrates as they defeat the Miami Dolphins 34 / George Walker IV / / USA

The Tennessee Titans recently cut two players and the Indianapolis Colts should be interested in keeping both guys in the AFC South.

The NFL offseason is here and teams have already started making tough decisions as they try to improve. The Indianapolis Colts’ rival, the Tennessee Titans, was the team making those tough moves on Wednesday. After an underwhelming 7-10 season, the Titans entered an offseason where they were $25 million over the salary cap. Needing to improve and also create some cap space, it was expected that Tennessee was going to have many cap casualties.

Those expectations became a reality on Wednesday when the Titans cut Taylor Lewan, Robert Woods, and Randy Bullock. After letting go of those three guys, Tennessee now has $4.23 million in available cap space. Unfortunately for the Titans, they had to let go of some talented players. Fortunately for the Colts, Tennessee may be regressing and Indy can also make a run at the new free agents: Taylor Lewan and Robert Woods.

Colts should go after Taylor Lewan and Robert Woods

Offensive line and wide receiver are two position groups that Indianapolis needs to improve. Considering the careers that Lewan and Woods have had, they’d be quality acquisitions for Indy and would certainly improve the roster heading into next season. Considering where both are in their careers, Indy may be able to sign them without commiting too much money.

Lewan has played nine seasons in the NFL and has been one of the best left tackles in football, going to three Pro Bowls in his career. Unfortunately, he has dealt with multiple major injuries in the last three seasons that have kept him from being on the field consistently. That’s part of the reason Tennessee decided to move on from Lewan and also why Lewan has opened up about the possibility of retirement.

However, if Lewan does decide to keep playing, the Colts should see if he’s willing to flip sides in the AFC South’s biggest rivalry. Anyone who watched the Colts play this past season knows how much they need help on the offensive line. When healthy, Lewan is still a quality linemen, and lined up next to Quenton Nelson, he can help elevate Indy’s line.

Robert Woods, on the other hand, just finished his first season after tearing his ACL in 2021. In his lone year with the Titans, Woods played in all 17 games and caught 53 passes for 527 yards and two touchdowns. Adding Woods to a wide receiver room with Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce would certainly improve Indy’s set of weapons. Weapons and a good offensive line is what all quarterbacks need, and Indy can provide a rookie QB those things by going after Taylor Lewan and Robert Woods.

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