Jayon Brown staying with Tennessee Titans for a one-year deal, per report
Linebacker Jayon Brown will return to the Tennessee Titans for a one-year, $5.2 million deal, the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday.
Last season, Brown had 76 tackles, five for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception in 10 games. He missed the last six games with an elbow injury. He was the Titans' fifth-round pick in 2017 out of UCLA.
The Titans also agreed to terms with tight ends Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim on one-year contract extensions, the franchise announced.
Firsker has 72 receptions, 816 yards and three touchdowns in 43 games with the Titans over three seasons. He may take on a larger role with exit of Jonnu Smith, who reportedly will sign as a free agent with the Patriots.
Swaim had nine receptions, 83 yards and one TD in his lone season with the Titans, which included 10 games and eight starts.
It's been a wild week for the Titans in anticipation of free agency, which opened Wednesday.
On Monday, the Titans lost Smith and wide receiver Corey Davis. They will sign with the Patriots and Jets, respectively, according to reports. The receiving corps already was thin after the team waived Adam Humphries and let Kalif Raymond hit free agency.
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.
On Tuesday, the Titans also released cornerback Adoree' Jackson, a 2017 first-round pick, and offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, who started 16 games last season. Prior to this week, they released cornerback Malcolm Butler and safety Kenny Vaccaro.
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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