The Tennessee Titans are one of the busiest teams ahead of the 2023 NFL trade deadline.
The deadline for NFL teams to trade players this season is 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday, October 31. The Titans (3-4) are said to be one of the most active teams on the trade market and will receive calls asking about one. High number of players. Running back Derrick Henry, receiver DeAndre Hopkins, quarterback Ryan Tannehill and defensive lineman Denico Autry are among the big names that could be moved.
The Titans got a head start on trades last week, with two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byrd in a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. In return, the Titans received safety Terrell Edmunds and two late-round picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Rumors about Henry’s rank have faded. On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Titans are considering trading Henry, but that won’t stop him from moving the team if the deal is right. After Sunday’s game, Henry said he had talks with Titans GM Ran Carton about the deadline and understands his position as a running back nearing age 30, but expressed his desire to stay with the Titans for the rest of the season.
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Monday, October 30, 11:30 am
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said the team had been making calls about Tannehill after rookie pass rusher Will Lewis showed up against the Falcons on Sunday. Vrabel has yet to hear any calls to inquire about Tannehill, but is willing to listen to offers that could help the team.
“If Ran tells me that somebody calls him, we’ll talk about whatever player they call and what they have to offer and make a decision,” Vrabel said. “(Lewis’ performance) changes the way we listen? I think we have to as a team listen as hard as possible to everyone who calls. We’re doing it right as a football team.”
Sunday, October 29
The Titans snapped a two-game losing streak with a 28-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Some of the Titans’ most obvious trade targets have shown just how valuable they are. Henry rushed for 101 yards, Hopkins caught three touchdowns and Autry recorded four tackles with a sack. But the most important development for the Titans has been the emergence of rookie quarterback Will Lewis, who threw four touchdowns to lead the Titans to a win and create optimism for a team that might be willing to break even a little given its success.
Henry spoke about the trade deadline after the game, explaining his reaction to rumors of teams making offers to sign him before Tuesday.
“Everything is moving in a positive direction,” Henry said. “I understand my position. It’s not a very long life, I’m getting old. I’m not getting any younger. At the end of the day, I know it’s a job and I understand that. Coach said that earlier. We signed up for him. Sometimes the business side isn’t always what you want, it’s the business. At the end of the day. I’m a Titan and I’m happy to be a Titan and I’ll do whatever it takes to help this organization keep winning and keep going forward and do everything we can to get a championship this year.
Nick Suss is a Titans beat writer for The Tennessean. Contact Nick at [email protected]. Follow Nick on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter @niccusss.