Some thoughts on the Titans as free agency approaches …

–The Titans are still trying to keep tight end Jared Cook from leaving. Despite not placing the franchise tag on him, I expect the two sides to continue to talk about a long-term contract leading up to March 12, the start of free agency. The two sides haven’t been close on money to this point, however, and other teams are waiting with more.

–I expect the Titans to work out a long-term deal with kicker Rob Bironas at some point. The Titans want him back, and Bironas wants to remain in Tennessee. That scenario hasn’t produced a deal for Cook, but I think it will for Bironas.