Can the Titans unlock the potential of their pass-rushers against the Colts?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One thing was clear after the Tennessee Titans came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game last season: They needed to bolster their pass rush.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns and was sacked twice for minus-2 yards. Although the Titans didn’t select a pass-rusher in the 2020 draft, they invested big money in two free-agent additions.

Tennessee signed former Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr., who had eight sacks in 2019, to a one-year deal worth $9.5 million in March. Then the biggest addition came in September when the Titans reunited coach Mike Vrabel with Jadeveon Clowney, who has 32 career sacks, by signing him to a one-year contract worth up to $15 million.

Jeffery Simmons has emerged as the most disruptive playmaker on the Titans’ defensive line. Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans planned to pair Beasley with third-year pass-rusher Harold Landry coming off the edge and have Jeffery Simmons collapsing the pocket from the interior. They

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