Tennessee right tackle Jack Conklin will start the season .

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    The Titans announced their roster moves Saturday www.authenticstennesseetitans.com , a couple hours before the league's afternoon deadline.Conklin tore his left ACL on Jan. 13 in a divisional playoff loss in New England, and he spent the preseason on the physically unable to perform list, raising questions about how much of the season he might miss. By not starting the season on the PUP list, the tackle will be available whenever he's deemed ready to play instead of sitting out the next six weeks."I would just say that Jack is progressing and doing well," Vrabel said Friday.Veteran Dennis Kelly filled in at right tackle for Conklin through the offseason and preseason. But the starting job is Conklin's after he was the eighth draft pick overall in 2016 out of Michigan State before having an All-Pro rookie season . Conklin is just the fifth player to start his first 32 games as a draft pick of this franchise since 1999.The Titans open the season Sept. 9 at Miami.Coming off a second straight 9-7 season and the team's first playoff victory in 14 years Tennessee Titans T-Shirt , the Titans currently have four undrafted rookies on the roster. Cameron Batson of Texas Tech is the sixth wide receiver and is joined by offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie of James Madison, linebacker Sharif Finch of Temple, and defensive end Matt Dickerson of UCLA.The Titans waived offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, a veteran signed this offseason to add experienced depth .[​IMG]They also waived quarterback Luke Falk, who had been the fourth and final member of Tennessee's small draft class . The QB from Washington State played the Titans' final preseason game Tennessee Titans Hats , a 13-3 loss to Minnesota, and Falk was 13 of 24 for 114 yards. But the Titans also added veteran Blaine Gabbert to back up Marcus Mariota.Tennessee placed receiver Devin Ross and punter/kicker Austin Barnard on injured reserve. The Titans also waived undrafted rookie linebacker Robert Spillane, who led the team and ranked seventh in the NFL with 24 combined tackles this preseason.Follow Teresa M. Walker at teresamwalker The prevailing argument against the Titans going for 2 at the end of yesterday’s game is that the Titans had all of the momentum at that point in the game. The people that are making that argument say the Titans had dominated the 4th quarter so they should have been content to take the game into overtime because they had all of the quote/unquote momentum. That is a dumb argument. Let me tell you why:The Titans had already given up two long touchdowns in this game. In case you didn’t know, if the Titans lose the coin flip in overtime and do that again the game is over without Marcus Mariota and the offense ever touching the ball. I get that the defense was playing really well at that point, but Kendrick Lewis was still back there playing safety. It feels like it was only a matter of time before something like that happened again.It seems like most people have forgotten that the Titans offense went 2+ games without scoring a touchdown. To just assume that it would be easy for the Titans to march down and score a touchdown in overtime seems a little presumptuous. So even if they win the coin toss Tennessee Titans Hoodie , the odds of the Chargers never getting a chance with the ball seems slim.With all of that being said, the odds are infinitely higher that they are able to gain a couple of yards....or a little more than a yard after the penalty....than win the game in overtime.Mike Vrabel absolutely made the right call to go for 2. The play call(s) were the problem.