The #Titans have just over $10 million in salary cap room, but they could easily free up more money with roster moves.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 11, 2014
Have you heard this story before?
If you’re a longtime Tennessee Titans fan, you know how painful it can be to watch the franchise cut its star players time and time again. However, the salary cap often calls for it, and many of the team’s best playmakers often get the ax.
One individual who’s been mustering attention since last year is running back Chris Johnson. With his contract on the brink of expiration, many expect the Titans to let him go, especially after a lack of productivity — but exactly how much can the team save by letting him go?
As it turns out, $6 million, according to reporter Jim Wyatt. In football terms, this is a good chunk of money.
Still want the team to keep him around? Don’t be surprised if the Titans go against what you – and other fans – want. For example, cornerback Alterraun Verner is expected to test the free agency market and sign with another team. Chalk that up as another loss for the franchise, assuming it doesn’t miraculously write up a deal to entice Verner.
And so it goes. Another typical offseason for Titans fans. As challenging as it may be to watch it all unfold, every diehard likes to hold on to an ounce of hope that management knows what it’s doing. The truth never makes itself known until September.