Despite parting ways with several players as salary cap casualties this offseason, the Tennessee Titans rank near the middle of the pack of the National Football League in dead money retained.
As of right now, the Titans have approximately $9.5 million in dead cap, sitting as the tenth-lowest total among NFL teams, per Over the Cap.
However, Tennessee’s number will jump to approximately $14.3 million after June 1, when Julio Jones’ release becomes official. He will account for $4.8 million in dead cap, but $9.5 million in savings.
With Jones’ money added, the Titans have the 14th-lowest dead cap total in the NFL.
The veteran wide receiver, who spent an injury-plagued year in Nashville, will carry the highest dead money cap hit for the Titans in 2022. Here are the top five largest dead cap hits for Tennessee, via Over the Cap:
- Julio Jones – $4.8 million
- Janoris Jenkins – $3.2 million
- Rodgers Saffold – $2.4 million
- Jayon Brown – $1.3 million
- Kendall Lamm – $850K
Going into OTAs, the Titans have -$1.29 million in effective cap space, per Over the Cap, which is defined as “the cap space a team will have after signing at least 51 players and its projected rookie class to its roster.”