The Tennessee Titans were able to come to an agreement on a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers for cornerback Desmond King II prior to the NFL deadline, but that wasn’t the only trade the team explored.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, general manager Jon Robinson also tried to acquire a left tackle with Taylor Lewan out for the season, and Minnesota Vikings left tackle Riley Reiff was one of his targets.
Lewan was lost for the season to a torn ACL during the Week 6 win over the Houston Texans, and since then the Titans have been deploying swing tackle Ty Sambrailo in his place.
However, as Pelissero notes in his report below, Tennessee did try to make a move to improve the position before ultimately having to settle on their in-house solution.
The #Titans traded for CB Desmond King last week — and that wasn’t the only deal they explored. Meanwhile, WR A.J. Brown missed Thursday’s practice but told me his knee is “fine.” More from @kurt13warner on how they get back on track against the #Bears. @NFLGameDay @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/F06wRlXT9I
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 8, 2020
In two games without Lewan, Sambrailo, along with the rest of the offensive line, has played well. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been sacked just three times, and one of those games was against the Pittsburgh Steelers elite pass-rush.