Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tackle David Stewart (76) blocks San Diego Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Chargers 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Release David Stewart, Save $6.4 Million

 

 

Not a surprise to see David Stewart get the axe from the Tennessee Titans. Cutting the oft-injured 31-year-old offensive tackle will save the team his entire $6.4 million base salary. His play had started to deteriorate, largely because of nagging leg and shoulder injuries that affected his 2013-14 NFL season.

Stewart was one of multiple players who entered this offseason as a projected cap casualty. Kamerion Wimbley, Chris Johnson and Craig Stevens are a few other players who may get released because of the money that the team can save. The media has made it appear all-but-certain that Johnson is a ticking time bomb.

Losing Stewart means that the team must find a new right tackle. There’s a strong chance that they use pick No. 11 in the 2014 NFL Draft on Taylor Lewan. Other players who’ve been mentioned in mock drafts: Greg Robinson and Jake Matthews. Along with edge-rusher, offensive tackle is a position that needs an immediate contributor. Otherwise, Byron Stingily would likely lead the charge with winning a starting job opposite Michael Roos.

Titans general manager Ruston Webster had the following comment:

 

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