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Titans offseason plan part 2: Cutting guys under contract

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Yesterday we looked at the Titans impending free agents and discussed if they should be re-signed or allowed to hit the market. Today we look at the guys that are currently under contract that aren’t performing to the number they are set to make in 2019.

Before we do that, we need to look at the Titans current cap situation. Mike did a great job of breaking it down here, but I am not as smart as Mike so I will just tell you that the Titans currently have almost $43.5 million in cap space as we sit here today according to Over the Cap. That is plenty of room for maneuvering, but the way I see it, they have a pretty easy path to quite a bit more space.

The first two guys that should be cut are Ben Jones and Johnathan Cyprien. Now, before I get into the numbers that would free up, I want to say that Jones and Cyprien have both been really good for this team. They are both guys that seem to be really good team guys that are willing to do whatever it takes to get a win. That is what would make a decision like this tough. It was a whole lot easier to cut Chris Johnson a few years back when it was clear he had mailed it in.

With that being said, cutting those 2 guys would save the Titans $9.75 million in cap space while leaving only about $2.4 million in dead money.

The next guy I would cut is Blaine Gabbert. That is an easier call because he isn’t good. That move would give the Titans another $1.5 million in cap room, but again, this is about a guy that doesn’t really help you.

Your thoughts?