Mike Herndon: Titans' veteran wide receiver possibilities

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last week we talked about how the Titans could go about rebuilding their offensive line through free agency. If you missed it, you can check that out here. That column also opened with a breakdown of Adam Thielenthe Titans' cap situation and how much money they may be able to free up through various cuts, extensions, and restructures with veterans currently on the roster.

I won’t completely re-hash that here, but the short version is that the Titans are currently projected to be $21.5 million over the salary cap when the new league year starts on March 15th. Obvious cuts like Taylor Lewan and Zach Cunningham can get them to the cap, and a few other potential cuts or restructures for guys like Bud Dupree, Robert Woods, and Ryan Tannehill could take them below the cap enough to allow them to make some of the necessary moves in free agency to bring this roster closer to competing in 2023.

Realistically, they could create somewhere around $30 to 40 million in cap space without totally gutting the current roster or crippling their future cap situation for the 2024 season and beyond.

Behind offensive line – and maybe quarterback if the Titans decide to make a move there – wide receiver is clearly the next spot that must be addressed by Ran Carthon in his first offseason as GM in Tennessee. (Photo: Adam Thielen, a potential cap casualty in Minnesota: © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.)

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