Two of the longest-tenured Tennessee Titans players got cut on Friday, as both tight end Delanie Walker and kicker Ryan Succop were released by the team.
The moves to cut Succop and Walker will save Tennessee about $8.4 million, but there’s no doubt some pain involved in letting go of two longtime Titans who contributed a lot to this franchise during their respective tenures.
Titans punter Brett Kern, who has been with the team for 11 years and played with both Succop and Walker throughout their entire time with the franchise, was bummed about the news.
Via Twitter, the Titans thanked both Succop and Walker for their service.
The Titans have now made four big cuts from their roster ahead of free agency when you include Dion Lewis and Cameron Wake. In total, the Titans will have close to $18 million extra to work with this offseason.
We’ll see what the Titans plan to do with the extra money in the coming days, as the legal tampering period (March 16) and official start of free agency (March 18) rapidly approach.