Tennessee Titans: Four players who should get cut in 2020
2020 salary: $8.2 million
2020 dead cap: $2.6 million
2020 savings from cutting Wake: $5.6 million
After getting off to a hot start to the 2019 season with 2.5 sacks in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, Cameron Wake failed to record another sack the entire season; although he was still consistently getting pressure on the quarterback, something that doesn’t exactly show up on the stat sheet.
Wake, who only played in nine games this season and saw over 30 snaps in just two contests, saw his season end early after being placed on IR. He will also turn 38 this month, which will only add to the concerns about his future viability.
One of the biggest priorities for general manager Jon Robinson this offseason will be finding an impact pass-rusher, and most importantly one who can play more snaps than Wake is able to at this stage in his career.
While I think that will still happen whether or not Wake is brought back, there’s no denying that paying Wake the $8.2 million he’s owed next season is a risky bet.
Of the four players on this list, I believe Wake has the best chance of coming back because the Titans still need pass-rush help and he did provide that despite not compiling sacks.