5 Titans players who won't be back in 2024

Tennessee heads in a new direction, leaving these five players behind.

Tennessee Titans, DeAndre Hopkins
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3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR

There were some games this past season where you watched DeAndre Hopkins and though, "Oh yeah, that guy can still play." Despite the Titans having an underwhelming season, Hopkins put together a pretty respectable season, going over 1,000 yards for the first time since 2020. He ended the year with 75 receptions for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns.

Hopkins can still play, without a doubt. But, there are a couple of factors behind the reasoning I don't believe he'll be back. First of all, he'll be 32 years old by the time the 2024 season begins. Again, for a team that's going to be rebuilding, that type of player doesn't make sense.

Secondly, the Titans can save $8 million if they were to cut Hopkins before June 1, per Over The Cap. That seems like a logical move for the franchise and a move that could allow Hopkins the opportunity to sign with a contending team. Last year, we thought he'd be of high interest from teams that figured to be contenders. But, that wasn't the case.

Now, after a year proving he can still play at a high level, there is sure to be more interest in signing the former All Pro.

The Titans own the no. 7 pick in this year's draft, which they very well could use on a true WR1, as well as hoping Treylon Burks winds up panning out.