The Titans signing Clowney means even more cuts.
With the NFL recently lowering the number of players allowed to be on the training camp roster from 90 to 80, the Titans will need to make some cuts if they plan on signing Jadeveon Clowney.
If you are getting tired of Jadeveon Clowney talk, I understand, But the thing is, Jon Robinson keeps talking about him.
Something that isn’t getting talked about enough is that the Titans currently have 87 players on their roster. According to the new agreement between the NFL and NFLPA, teams are only allowed to carry 80 players to training camp, as opposed to the usual 90.
What this means, is that if the Titans plan on signing Clowney, they’ll have to release 8 players, to get down to 79. Fortunately, with every team having so many bodies right now, it shouldn’t be hard to cut off some dead weight early.
Unfortunately, the same agreement I mentioned earlier, also confirms there will be no preseason in 2020. This means that the coaching staff will have to choose who to cut based on what they’ve seen so far this offseason, which can’t be much. Undoubtedly, the Coronavirus pandemic will negatively impact some bottom-of-the-roster guys, as they won’t have as many opportunities to prove themselves this summer as they normally would.
Today, I’m going to look at some guys who could be released soon to make room for Clowney, or another free agent signing the Titans might want to make.
First, we’ll look at the easy cuts. These are guys who would’ve been long shots anyway.
Next, will be tough cuts. These are guys who might’ve made it to the final cutdown before the season, but because of the smaller roster size, they’re released earlier.
The last category will be wildcard cuts. These are guys who could be around til final cuts, or maybe even make the team, but certain events could render them unnecessary components of the team as early as next week.