Field Yates broke a couple of Titans contract stories this afternoon:
Sources: Titans S Da'Norris Searcy has taken a pay cut from $5.625M to $3.4M in 2017, $6.125M to $3.8M in 2018. Incentives of $750k/year.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 18, 2017
Titans WR Harry Douglas has taken a pay cut from $3.75M to $1.75M, per sources. Can make $1.75M back via incentives.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 18, 2017
These are deals that make sense for both sides. Searcy’s role will be reduced with the addition of Johnathan Cyprien. It could be reduced even more if the Titans take a safety early in the draft (I’m not giving up on my Malik Hooker dream yet).
Harry Douglas didn’t have much of a role with this team last year, and like with Searcy, could be reduced even more depending on what happens in the draft. We all know that Mike Mularkey loves him some Harry Douglas, but if we are being honest, there is really know reason for Douglas to be on this team.
Now before anybody goes all, “THEY ARE FREEING UP MONEY TO GIVE TO RICHARD SHERMAN” on me, Jon Robinson is just doing his due diligence to make sure the Titans are spending their money in a smart way.