Finding where the Titans could make cuts to get more cap space


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans face some critical decisions as the free-agency period draws closer. Titans GM Jon Robinson will have about $55 million to work with as he figures out a way to re-sign quarterback Ryan Tannehill, running back Derrick Henry and right tackle Jack Conklin, among others.

The Titans could also be in the market for a pass-rusher in free agency. The process of prioritizing which free agents to sign is heavily influenced by what players the team can cut in order to free up cap space. Sometimes that means parting ways with a player who has sentimental value to the team.

“I think you have to always try to take the emotion out of critical decisions,” coach Mike Vrabel said in his postseason news conference last month. “It’s a two-way street. The player has to want to be here, and the team has to try to do its job to make sure that fits with its plans, with the plans that Jon [Robinson] and I have.”

Here’s a look at four players in danger of becoming a cap casualty and a prediction on how the Titans will handle each.

2019 stats: 54 carries, 209 yards | 25 receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown

2020 salary: $5.1 million | Dead cap money if released: $1.1 million | Cap savings: $4 million

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