Titans release starting offensive tackle Dennis Kelly as roster makeover continues
The Tennessee Titans have released offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, the team announced Tuesday.
Kelly played 74 games for the Titans over five seasons. He proved to be a valuable asset last season by making 16 starts at right tackle after 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson, an offensive tackle, was a bust.
Kelly's release continues a crazy week for the Titans in anticipation of free agency, which opens Wednesday.
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On Monday, the Titans lost tight end Jonnu Smith and wide receiver Corey Davis. They will sign with the Patriots and Jets, respectively, according to reports.
Then the Titans reached agreements to sign defensive lineman Denico Autry and outside linebacker Bud Dupree, the NFL Network reported, to fill a pass-rushing need.
And then they added offensive tackle Kendall Lamm, a backup with the Browns who now has more relevance with Kelly's departure.
On Tuesday, the Titans released cornerback Adoree Jackson, a 2017 first-round pick.
Prior to this week, they released cornerback Malcolm Butler and safety Kenny Vaccaro and waived injury-plagued wide receiver Adam Humphries.
The Titans, like most teams, are challenged by the salary cap, which dropped from $198.2 million in 2020 to $182.5 million in 2021. They are trying to clear cap space and fill needs at pass rusher, wide receiver, defensive back and others.
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