[UPDATE 2:50 PM] - Titans releasing Derwin Gray and Naquan Jones
The #Titans are releasing OL Derwin Gray, per source.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) August 31, 2021
Tennessee claimed Gray (6-4, 320) off waivers last week. Gray played 5 games for Steelers last year, after spending 2019 on Steelers' practice squad.
The #Titans are releasing DT Naquan Jones, per source.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) August 31, 2021
Jones is a UDFA out of Michigan State. Tennessee gave him a pretty big deal in undrafted free agency that included $45,000 total guaranteed. He could make the practice squad.
[UPDATE 2:39 PM] - Jamal Carter released.
The #Titans are releasing SAF Jamal Carter, per source.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) August 31, 2021
Carter has played in 28 career games, and should land on his feet. He showed some good things this summer. Tennessee would love to get him back on the practice squad.
[UPDATE 2:23 PM] - 4th round pick Dez Fitzpatrick being cut per Kuharsky
[UPDATE 2:21 PM] - Melo breaks another one:
[UPDATE 2:12 PM] - Tory Carter cut
[UPDATE 2:04 PM] - Mason Kinsey cut
The #Titans are releasing WR Mason Kinsey, per source.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) August 31, 2021
It was a tough decision for Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel. They're a big fan of Kinsey's game. Kinsey is a prime candidate to make the team's practice squad.
[UPDATE 8/31 10:26 AM] - Titans cut RB Javian Hawkins.
More RBs on the market:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
Saints have released running back Devonta Freeman, per source.
Titans have waived running back Javian Hawkins, per source.
[UPDATE 3:28 PM] - Titans have cut OL Chandon Herring.
The Titans have until 3 PM central time on Tuesday, August 31st to get the roster down to 53 players. For most teams that means 27 players will be cut over the next couple of days. It has to be a wild time to be in an NFL front office.
The Titans started their process of cutting down the roster on Sunday afternoon when they waived 5 players - EDGE John Simon, DB Clayton Geathers, DL Freedom Akinmoladun, DB Nate Brooks and LB Cassh Maluia.
The above linked article also mentions that the team placed RB Brian Hill on IR. That ends his season. Keep in mind that a player has to make the initial 53-man roster to be eligible to return from IR during the season.
Ben Jones was also placed on the COVID-19 list.
This will be your thread to track the cuts over the next day. Justin Melo always does a great job of breaking news on these days. Make sure you are following him on Twitter @JustinM_NFL.