Cap Space & Looming Free Agents

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Dangermode, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Dangermode

    Dangermode A New Era has Begun

    Well I think its time for a unified thread to chat about the glut of looming free agents on this surging Titans squad and how we could afford them. Personally, I love most of this group and would very much like to see the core kept intact. Unfortunately we have 4 players playing at a high level at premium positions. Tannehill, Henry, Ryan and Conklin will all see numerous suitors on the open market unless we can get some long term deals going.

    Titans Top 2020 Free Agents:
    Ryan Tannehill
    Derrik Henry
    Logan Ryan
    Jack Conklin
    Wesley Woodyard
    Dennis Kelley
    Kevin Pamphile
    Tajae Sharpe
    Leshaun Sims
    Anthony Firkser
    Mycole Pruit

    Titans projected salary cap: 62.7 million

    Not bad, but more space could be made through some cuts:

    Cam Wake - 6 million
    Delanie Walker - 6 million
    Dion Lewis - 4 million

    Could also save 8 million by cutting Butler, but he's been playing well.

    Also, for the first time in recent memory, the Titans could use the franchise tag and have several players worthy of it.
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  2. VondyP

    VondyP Undisputed 2QBeaver Champion

    top 4 of that list need to be re-signed for sure
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  3. titansrule00000

    titansrule00000 Pro Bowler

    Resign the top 4 the rest can go especially Lewis!!! Although I like Firkser and feel like Woodyard should retire a Titan!!
  4. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

    I like firsker, Kelly- both should be pretty inexpensive since they’re depth.

    I like Sharpe too but he may test the water for money.

    If I remember reading the other thread like this correctly, our ST ace that caused the fumble today, Bates, is also done with his contract.

    Edit: oh, this post was also agreement on the first 4.
  5. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

    According to the Avenger's End Game, Cap could be too old to play. But Goldie Hawn's son is taking up the mantle and was a darn good QB in 22 jump street.
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  6. Titansman1

    Titansman1 Time To Start Crushing!

    Top 4 for sure. Some of the others shouldn’t be that expensive since they are depth player. I’d like to keep Kelly, Firkser, Sims and maybe Sharpe if they sign a team friendly deal.
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  7. Psychop1

    Psychop1 Big Tee

    If we resign Tannehill and Henry, we probably won’t have enough to resign Ryan and Conklin. Not without making some cuts. And even then, probably just one of them. Someone probably has to go.

    Tannehill damn near has me believing, but he better be worth it. QB free agents are expensive. Drafted QB’s are not. You can get a few good players for what Tannehill’s contract will cost.
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  8. 520

    520 I flamingo style squatted 1010#

    Conklin can take a lap
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  9. Rwill

    Rwill Starter

    62mil is a lot of cap room. We can sign quite a few players with that money.

    Really hard to say... Ideally, if every single player was willing to take the right value contracts, I want to resign almost all of them.

    Most of the contract negotations wont be made public so it will only be in hindsight we can really judge who should have been signed or not.

    If we can get Tannehill in the 20-23 mil range, sign him
    If we can get Henry for 9mil or less, sign him
  10. Tricky

    Tricky Starter

    Ryan Tannehill (21M)
    Derrick Henry (15M)
    Jack Conklin (12M)

    Re-sign if very reasonable:
    Logan Ryan
    Leshaun Sims
    Dennis Kelley
    Tajae Sharpe

    Let walk:
    Wesley Woodyard
    Kevin Pamphile
    Marcus Mariota

    Dion Lewis
    Delanie Walker (hope he retires)
    Cam Wake
    Ryan Succop

    Draft/FA focus:
    Young backup QB
    Speed Receiving weapon
    Backup RB

    With the guys I've said to sign/cut/walk, we would have about 26M for free agents and draft (not including however much they increase the cap).
    #10 Tricky, Nov 24, 2019
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