6 Tennessee Titans that might be cut for cap reasons

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Good players making great money

3. Jackrabbit Jenkins, CB ($6.9 million)

Much like what happened with Malcolm Butler early in his career with the Tennessee Titans, people remember one or two bad plays from Jenkins and assume that he wasn’t good this season. In reality, he was good this season, and the coverage of Jenkins and Kristian Fulton was a big reason why the pass rush was so successful this year.

The problem here is that the Titans are probably going to take at least one big swing in free agency this year and Jenkins is the perfect cut candidate.

Caleb Farley has all the tools in the world and there should be some optimism about what he might contribute in year two after seeing the leap that Kristian Fulton made in his second season.

Cutting Jenkins frees up nearly $7 million which is nearly as much as the franchise tag is for a tight end. Meaning that cutting Jenkins might give the Tennessee Titans the money they need to fix that problem in free agency instead of in the draft.

4. Rodger Saffold, LG ($10.4 million)

Saffold made his first Pro Bowl this season and it makes up for the fact that he was left out of the Pro Bowl last year despite having a great season.

Saffold’s problem is that he is a great fit into a zone-blocking scheme, but the Titans don’t run as many zone runs as they did under Arthur Smith. On top of that, he been struggling to stay on the field due to an issue with his neck.

Aaron Brewer has stepped in and played well behind him and there is just too much money on the table for the Titans to keep him.