As the offseason approaches, the Tennessee Titans have some important decisions to make.
Paul Kuharsky from ESPN.com broke down the salary cap situation, which doesn’t bode well for those wanting a carryover from this year’s squad.
According to Kuharsky’s math, the Titans have about $6 million in cap space with all current costs included, but have room to work with if they make some subtractions from the current team.
Below is a breakdown of the potential savings and Kuharsky’s expectations for the summer:
Player Position Cap charge Savings if cut Kuharksy’s expectation Chris Johnson RB $10M $6M Cut, eventually Kamerion Wimbley DE-OLB $7.8M $2.4M Cut or takes pay cut David Stewart RT $6.4M $6.4M Cut Nate Washington WR $4.8M $4.8M Not cut Craig Stevens TE $4.4M $2.4M Not cut
The writing is on the wall that Johnson is eventually done in Tennessee. Wimbley should be cut, as should David Stewart, who’s play has fallen apart in recent years.
Once Delanie Walker went down last year, the drop off was evident, as Craig Stevens showed he’s purely a blocking tight end who is incapable of making a difference in passing game. Stevens is the only player I disagree with Kuharsky about.
Nate Washington is a veteran leader in the locker room and he still produces on the field.
Only Tennessee’s general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt know what they plan to do when free agency kicks off in March.