Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 6/25/13
During my little hiatus, the Titans made one roster move of note I have not yet commented on, signing veteran right tackle Barry Richardson last week. Richardson played and started all 16 games for the Rams at right tackle. He joined the Rams after beginning his career with the Chiefs, who selected him out of Clemson in the sixth round in 2008. He played right tackle for the Chiefs, starting there from 2009 to 2011. Given the caliber of tackle play around the NFL and the new-found emphasis on the right tackle between the Colts paying Gosder Cherilus a boatload of money and the Chiefs and Jaguars taking right tackles at the top of the draft, it's a surprise to see a fairly young (Richardson is just 27) right tackle who's started every game for the last four seasons signing a minimum salary deal in mid-June. The answer, unsurprisingly, is that Richardson has not shown he's more than a replacement-level player. The Chiefs and Rams started him because they didn't really have anyone ...
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