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After two two-loss seasons, the Tennessee Titans looked to reshape their roster on both sides of the ball.

To their credit, they have largely accomplished that goal. Positions like receiver and cornerback appear to be in much better shape than before thanks to some key additions in the offseason. However, there is one position that still seems to have a glaring weakness, and that is inside linebacker.

Azeez Al-Shaair, who led the Titans with 163 total tackles last season, left to join the Houston Texans as a free agent. The only new addition to the group is Kenneth Murray, a former first-round pick of the Los Angeles Chargers who has been largely a disappointment in his four years in the City of Angels. As for the other middle linebacker spot, it’s a competition between Jack Gibbens, Cedric Gray and Otis Reese IV, who have three seasons of combined experience.

With that in mind, ESPN’s Mike Clay recently ranked the Titans’ off-ball linebacker group as the worst in the league.

It’s never nice to be named the worst position in the league, but given the Titans’ gaps in the middle of the defense, it’s hard to argue against that ranking.

But that doesn’t mean this group is beyond repair. The new coaching staff has brought new optimism to Tennessee, and if defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson and inside linebacker coach Frank Bush can continue to develop these players, there’s no reason they can’t spring some surprises this season.

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