Tennessee Titans to release safety Kenny Vaccaro in clearing more salary cap space

Adam Sparks
Nashville Tennessean
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The Tennessee Titans announced Wednesday they are releasing strong safety Kenny Vaccaro, marking the second defensive back they've let go in as many days to make room under the salary cap.

Cornerback Malcolm Butler also has been released, the team announced Wednesday.

Vaccaro started 42 games over the past three seasons for the Titans. But he and Butler were part of a struggling secondary on a lackluster defense last season, when the Titans still won the AFC South title.

The salary cap will drop from $198.2 million last year to $182.5 million this year. Vaccaro's release will clear $3.9 million in cap space, while Butler's release cleared $10.2 million.

Amani Hooker, presumably, will be Vaccaro's replacement. Last season, he had 51 tackles and four interceptions in 16 games (three starts).

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