The Titans managed to pull out a win in Denver last night, but that wasn’t the only news they made.
Kevin Byard’s New Deal
Prior to kick-off, the Titans and star Safety Kevin Byard came to an agreement on a restructured contract that will give the Titans some needed cap room in 2020. Per Tom Pelissero, the move will clear $6.12 million in 2020. Byard is still scheduled to make the same $9.1 million this year.
The move comes a week after the Titans gave Jadeveon Clowney a one-year deal worth up the $15 million. That move used up a large portion of the Titans’ cap space, leaving them with just a little over $2 million.
This move should bump them up to over $8 million, but I would expect this to be their last big restructure or extension. The Titans’ ability to manage the cap will be crucial as they move through this season into 2021 with some big name players scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. Jonnu Smith, Jayon Brown, Corey Davis and DaQuan Jones are all scheduled to hit free agency and it shouldn’t shock anyone that the Titans would want to lock up some of their young talent.
The Titans also announced a few roster moves on Tuesday, releasing wide receiver Cody Hollister from the roster. On the practice squad, Jamal Davis was replaced by outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper.
With no move made to add a new player to the active roster after Hollister’s release, one may speculate that Isaiah Wilson’s return from the Reserve/COVID list is perhaps forthcoming.