Earlier this afternoon the Tennessee Titans announced that they had released former second-round draft selection, outside linebacker Kevin Dodd.


The news broke from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, who said that Dodd had not reported to camp and was informed by the Titans of his immediate release.

Dodd hasn't had the start to his professional career for which he had hoped. Since 2016, Dodd has amassed only a single sack and nine tackles in 18 games played. This serves as a bit of a let down for a former Clemson standout with a 12.5-sack senior season.

Although there is certainly a lack of production on the field, a change of scenery might be what Dodd needs to turn around his career. Dodd possesses natural talent rushing the passer but he just hasn't been able to put it all together.

The San Francisco 49ers could possibly be a place for Dodd.

It makes sense from both sides. Dodd obviously seemed to be upset with the Titans for using their 2018 second-round draft selection on Boston College pass rush specialist Harold Landry. Dodd saw the writing on the wall and chose to not report to camp. In my opinion, this is not really the right way to go about things but that was the route Dodd chose.

On the other side of the coin, the 49ers are in desperate need of a pass rush. It is the worst aspect of the entire franchise at this point in time. They need help and they need it quickly.

I'm not saying that Dodd is that guy. But he is a 26-year-old former high-round draft pick with natural pass rushing talent who can surely be had for a low price. Competition is a wonderful thing and it wouldn't be at any loss to the 49ers.

If I'm the 49ers, I would be in contact with Kevin Dodd.