1. Re-structure Jurrell Casey
I don’t think there is any way that the Titans are going to cut Jurrell Casey without a season where he just has a huge loss of production. He is too important to the locker room and he is too well respected by the ownership, players and coaching staff.
However, the Titans need to figure out how to get away from this terrible contract.
OTC has Jurrell Casey listed as a 3-4 DE. For that position, only three players have a bigger disparity between their cap hit and what they are actually getting paid and they are: J.J. Watt, Aaron Donald and Kawann Short.
Restructuring his deal could free up as much as $36 million over the next three years, but a reasonable number is to cut that in half. By doing that and giving Casey more guaranteed money you can reduce that cap hit while giving yourself much more freedom short and long term.
Casey feels like he has the veteran status to go in and miss all of camp and play his way into shape without facing repercussions, so why not go in and figure out a way to mitigate some of those weird bonus payments and just give him the money he is going to get either way.