The Titans are about $19.4 million under the NFL’s salary-cap ceiling, assuming the 2013 ceiling stays about the same as it was in 2012. That $19.4 million total is the eighth-highest figure in the league. It could change, based on actions the Titans take with their current contracts. With that in mind, here’s an overview of some contracts the Titans might at least take a look at if they want to create more room under the cap. Even if the Titans elect to cut some of these players, there still would be — in most cases — some signing-bonus money that would count toward the cap. In other words, cutting someone with a $4 million base salary doesn’t necessarily mean a full $4 million of extra cap room. Center Eugene Amano His base salary jumps from $3.18 million in 2012 to $3.94 million in 2013. The Titans looked into potential replacements for Amano last offseason, and then he missed the entire year with a triceps injury. Is he a part of the future interior line? Safety Jordan Babineaux His base salary jumps from $1.2 million in 2012 to $1.6 million in 2013. Babineaux began the season on the bench, then reclaimed his starting role for most of the season before finishing on the bench. At the end of 2012, he didn’t look like a part of the future. Safety Michael Griffin His base salary jumps from $2.5 million in 2012 to $3.5 million in 2013. The base salary — as well as a $1 million bonus — becomes guaranteed if he’s still on the roster after Friday.
Tennessee Titans $19.4 million under NFL salary cap for now
Tennessean | Feb 5