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By: Mike Moraitis
The Tennessee Titans have a left tackle problem going into Week 11 — stop me if you’ve heard that one before.
Not only has Andre Dillard been awful, his status for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is up in the air after exiting the Week 10 contest early due to a concussion.
Head coach Mike Vrabel provided an update on Dillard on Wednesday, saying the veteran was in concussion protocol and wouldn’t practice.
Knowing that, Vrabel revealed that offensive lineman Dillon Radunz would see reps at left tackle during practice this week, along with rookie Jaeyln Duncan.
Radunz took Dillard’s place versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and gave up seven pressures and one sack, which led to a less-than ideal review from Vrabel, who said Radunz didn’t meet the standard they are looking for.
#Titans HC Mike Vrabel: Dillon Radunz will work at left tackle today, so will Jaelyn Duncan
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 15, 2023
“Dillon finished the game, and Dillon admittedly wasn’t up to the standard that we need,” Vrabel said on Monday, per Jim Wyatt.
In fairness to Radunz, he didn’t get practice reps at the position all week leading up to the game, so hopefully getting some work there during the week will help him if he starts on Sunday.
I’m not sure the Titans can expect much more from Duncan, who has seen just three offensive snaps this season, all of which came at left tackle in Week 8 when Tennessee’s linemen were dropping like flies.
Duncan didn’t give up a pressure or sack in two pass-block snaps, but that’s not even close to a big enough sample size to know how it’ll go with him should he get the nod.
Tennessee is once again avoiding the approach of putting left guard Peter Skoronski in that spot, which is a mistake considering he’s the only hope the Titans have of finding a long-term, in-house solution before heading into the 2024 offseason, where left tackle will be a top priority.
Originally posted on Titans Wire