Dec 4, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Tennessee Titans center Eugene Amano (54) on the bench during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans: What's Going to Happen With Amano?

The Tennessee Titans seem to be holding their tongue’s about Eugene Amano, the guy who if cut, could clear $1.867 million off the Titans books.

What are they going to do with this guy? They’ve thought enough of him in the past to make him one of the highest paid centers in the league, but now he’s not even good enough to start at guard? This is the guy who was slated to be the Titans starting center in 2012 before he tore his tricep.

All of the sudden he’s not starting quality, but they’ve yet to cut him or talk of reducing the salary of a guy who will be making bank riding the Titans bench. What gives? What are the Titans plans for Amano?

I don’t necessarily have an answer to this question, I just wanted to raise it. I highlighted the three options they’ve got: Cut him, rework his contract, or pay him bank to be a bench warmer.

It’d be smart of the Titans to get him to rework his salary if at all possible. Amano is a serviceable lineman who was obviously good enough at one point to receive a meaty contract. The Titans need to retain depth along the line. They’ve added one offensive lineman, but they’ve also chosen not to retain a couple (Leroy Harris, Kevin Matthews).

The Titans have two Hall of Fame offensive line coaches that can certainly find some free agent additions when needed, it just seems a waste of time and effort if you’ve got the talent already there.

So Titan, what are you going to do with Amano? That’s the $1.867 million question.


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  • josh gunnels

    More and more i think they keep him.

    They were happy going into camp last year with him as our starting center and he can play guard as well.

    If they don’t get who they want in the draft, i say they keep him for depth/competition at right guard. and he could back up velascoe if needed.

    it would be an easier decision if he didn’t have the accelerated cap hit

    bottom line, they need to wait until they have a better option before cutting him.

    • Justin Stewart

      Yeah. They should keep him, but they need to drop his numbers. Way too much money for a backup.

      • josh gunnels

        completely agree. but as you said, they were comfortable with him as a starter going into last year, so why not now?

  • Jason Jones

    Is that how much he’s supposed to make this year or how much he will count against the cap this year? Because those numbers are usually different.

    • Justin Stewart

      His total, with bonuses and all, is $6,002,500. In 2014, he’s set to make $6,255,000.

    • josh gunnels

      that’s cap savings if they cut him. salary is actually 3.8m. people act like its an easy cut due to the $3.8 number, but really don’t get that much help.
      they still need to rework contract if they keep him, or you could be seeing him as the starting RG.