Not surprisingly, the Tennessee Titans released veteran offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, according to the Barstool Sports podcast.
Tennessee Titans release boy Taylor Lewan
After a nine-year stint at Two-Tone Blue and playing a key role in turning things around in Tennessee, the 3x Pro Bowler’s great ride came to an end.
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Lewan was selected by the Titans in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been a mainstay in the team’s offensive line for the past nine seasons. He has been named to the Pro Bowl three times and is widely regarded as one of the best tackles in the league.
However, Lewan’s performance has declined noticeably in recent years. He was dealing with an injury that limited his playing time. The 31-year-old has also been the target of criticism for his behavior off the field, including being suspended for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
The move leaves a significant hole in the Titans’ offensive line that will need to be addressed through the upcoming NFL Draft or free agency. By releasing Lewan, the team also saves him more than $15 million in salary cap space.
The team also released wide receiver Robert Woods, freeing up about $12 million in cap space. The Titan is also thin in that position. A veteran like Woods would soon attract the league’s interest at a lower price than before.
It remains to be seen where Lewan will land next, but he’s sure to attract interest from other NFL teams in need of help on the offensive line. Begin the process of rebuilding your offensive line, except for.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars on the rise, the Titans don’t appear to be betting on the favorites to win the AFC South next season, according to a Tennessee sportsbook. If they improve in the areas they need, they may have a chance to fight for the division title.