The Tennessee Titans paved the way for some big contracts coming up in free agency after releasing multiple players to clear cap space.It looks like the Tennessee Titans are going to go all out in free agency after they released a handful of players right before the free agency period begins.
Before this week, the question was Ryan Tannehill or Tom Brady? We all have an idea that Derrick Henry is going to receive a contract after his performance last season, but how would that contract affect the quarterback position?
Well, it looks like the Titans aren’t going to let money get in their way after they released a handful of players before the much anticipated free agency.
First came backup running back Dion Lewis, which looked like it was a move to clear up some cap space for Henry’s contract extension, but it could’ve actually been a move for Tannehill or Brady, or the Titans might have another free agent in mind.
After Lewis, fan-favorite Delanie Walker was also released by the Titans. He spent seven years in Nashville, and it will be weird seeing him in a different uniform in 2020.
Finally, Ryan Succop was the final Titan to get cut to finalize clearing cap space. By cutting those three players, Titans general manager Jon Robinson cleared $64.1 million in cap space ahead of free agency.
With that kind of money now available, the Titans can now offer Henry and Tannehill the contract they want and franchise tag offensive tackle Jack Conklin or try to sign a pretty good free agent.
The Titans opened a door that needed to be opened if they didn’t want to flop in free agency. The Titans will now have the opportunity to make moves in free agency to take the next step toward winning a Super Bowl.