Tennessee Titans salary cap outlook

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Delanie Walker
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Delanie Walker /
4 of 5
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Potential cap and free agent moves in 2020

I think we can all agree that $55 million isn’t going to cut it. So what can the Titans do about it? The obvious solution is to make some big cuts to get some cap space back, so who stands out as potentially expendable?

Cameron Wake EDGE, $6 million cap relief

-Cutting Wake would free up $6 million immediately and $9 million in 2021. He is the most obvious cut, but if he does really well this year and if D’Andre Walker doesn’t preform well it could give them real pause.

DaQuan Jones DT, $7 million cap relief

-I liked Jones from his first year in the NFL, but it seems like we are all just waiting for a development in his game that just isn’t coming. Drafting Jeffery Simmons makes him very expendable since they will both play the same role in this defense and the $7 million the Tennessee Titans would make back if he was cut is too much to ignore.

More from Titans Free Agency

Dion Lewis RB, $4 million cap relief

-Lewis gets a little bit of a bad rap because he had to play behind that offensive line last year, but at the end of the day I just don’t know that you can justify paying a RB $4 million when he will be 30 at the start of the 2020 season.

Those are the potential cuts, but let’s look at some restructures.

Delanie Walker TE

-I have confidence that Walker will come back and be a very good tight end as well as a leader on and off the field. However, he is scheduled to make $8.5 million in 2020 so I wonder if that number could go down with a restructure that turns more of it into GTD money with less upside.

Malcolm Butler CB

-Butler and Ryan have been at their best when they have been together. I wonder if Butler would adjust his contract to allow that group to stay together while making him more GTD money short term.