Grade Day: Tennessee gets an A+ for managing the cap

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With Ken Whisenhunt leading the squad and Ruston Webster in the office, the Tennessee Titans appear to be headed in the right direction, monetarily.

According to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, the Titans are way under the cap as the regular season approaches:

“…according to ESPN Stats and Info, as of Monday the Titans raked second in the NFL with $25,894,925 free dollars against their adjusted salary cap. 

That cap includes nearly $9 million in carryover, so Tennessee is more like $17 million under the NFL’s 2014 cap of $133 million.”

A nice chunk of that could have been taken out to re-sign Alterraun Verner in the offseason, but Tennessee has its sights set on the long-term and didn’t want to invest too much money in one position.

Jurrell Casey appears to be next on the docket for a raise, but we’ll have to wait to see just how much the Titans dip into their savings to retain his services.

One thing is for sure, it’s got to feel good to have all this money to fall back on instead of squirming to find cash for Casey.