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Long-Time Special Teams Starter Among Titans' Final 53-Man Roster Cuts

Devon Platana
A long-time special teams starter was among the Tennessee Titans' final 53-man roster cuts on Monday.
A long-time special teams starter was among the Tennessee Titans' final 53-man roster cuts on Monday. / AP Photo/Terrance Williams

The Tennessee Titans' preseason has come to a finish, leaving their sights set on the 2022 NFL regular season. The only thing left to do before then is to finalize the 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday's deadline — something that Mike Vrabel's squad began doing on Monday.

NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that one of the Titans' final cuts is none other than long-time special teams starter Brett Kern. The 36-year-old veteran has been Tennessee's leading punter since he was claimed off waivers during the 2009 season.

Titans Roster Cuts

The Titans' punting situation was underwhelming last year, averaging just 44.3 yards per punt — ninth worst in the NFL. The lack of production resulted in the organization bringing in undrafted rookie Ryan Stonehouse to compete with Kern for the starting punter job.

Both men had the chance to win the role this preseason, but it was Stonehouse who performed better. The former Colorado State product recorded 652 yards and five touchbacks on 13 punts, while Kern only saw five punting opportunities for 248 yards without a touchback.

A three-time Pro-Bowler, Kern has the type of resumé that could land him a job if any other team runs into a punting issue. The Buffalo Bills are a team to watch after releasing both Matt Haack and Matt Araiza over the last week.

Titans Super Bowl Odds

Time will tell if Stonehouse's presence is good enough to improve the Titans' punting situation and help them win a championship. For now, FanDuel Sportsbook has Tennessee available at +3500 odds (No. 16) to win Super Bowl LVII ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

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