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Mike Herndon: How Ran Carthon can create Titans' cap space

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE. Tenn. -- According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Titans currently have $7,152,103 in cap space officially according to the NFL’s accounting after contracts for the new free agent additions announced became official – Andre Dillard, Azeez Al-Shaair, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Daniel Brunskill, Arden Key, and Luke Gifford.

Signing their 2023 NFL Draft class will cost approximately $6.58 million against the cap according to Spotrac.com and Tennessee will certainly be keeping a few million (probably somewhere close to $10 million based on previous years) as operating cash to allow them to sign and/or trade for players throughout the 2023 season.

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That means that the Titans are in a spot where they are going to have to create some additional cap space in 2023 regardless of whether they sign any additional free agents or add anyone else via trade. If they do intend to continue making additions – which seems very likely based on the state of the roster today – the amount of space they have to open up will obviously increase.

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