Tennessee Titans: 5 Players Who Could Become Cap Casualties
Nate Washington (Save $4.8 Million)
Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain (21) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Here’s a 30-year-old wide receiver (31 in August) whose eight-year career includes just one season with 60-plus catches. Last season, Washington had 58 catches for 919 yards and three touchdowns. It was the second most productive season of his career.
Respectable numbers for a depth receiver. Barring injuries in 2014, Washington should start the season as the third receiver on the depth chart. The Titans already Kenny Britt, Damian Williams and Kevin Walter who are scheduled to become free agents. The Titans must pay some players who’ll provide serviceable depth. Washington can do that.
Kuharsky expects “not cut.” I expect the same, however, I wouldn’t be torn up about losing him. He’s replaceable at a cheaper rate. Still, it’s nice to have him surrounding Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright. If the Titans were desperate for cap room to sign a free agent, then Washington is a last resort release.