NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No matter where the NFL salary cap number for 2021 lands and how the Titans may free up money, the timing of the details may present an obstacle for them in attempts to re-sign their own players.

In what will be a unique trip toward free agency, cap uncertainty coming out of the Covid-19 adjusted NFL season could have a big bearing on Tennessee’s ability to have comprehensive negotiations with Jonnu Smith, Corey Davis, Jayon Brown, DaQuan Jones and/or Demond King.BrownCelebrateEagles

The cap will be no lower than $175 million, which would be a reduction of a bit over $23 million. NFLPA sources believe it will settle at $180 million, per Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News. It’s also reportedly possible it could be $195, which would be down only $3.2 million.

So there is a wide range of possibilities, which seems understandable as the NFL and the NFLPA sort through what happened with revenue in a season where there was severely limited attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The 2021 league year starts on March 17.

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