Tennessee Titans releasing offensive tackle Kendall Lamm
The Tennessee Titans have begun roster cuts for 2022.
The Titans are releasing offensive tackle Kendall Lamm, the team announced Thursday.
The move will clear $3.1 million in cap space, and Tennessee will incur a $850,000 dead money charge. Lamm, who signed a two-year deal last offseason, had been due $2.3 million in base salary in 2022.
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NFL clubs must be salary cap compliant by the start of the new league year March 16. Before Lamm's release, the Titans were $8.4 million over the 2022 salary cap, according to Over The Cap, which hasn't yet accounted for Harold Landry's multi-year contract. Landry signed a five-year deal worth $87.5 million that includes $52.5 million guaranteed earlier this week.
Lamm, 29, appeared in 12 games for Tennessee last season, including one start at left tackle in Week 7 against Kansas City when Taylor Lewan was sidelined with a concussion.
Lamm's release could be one of just a few moves that shake up the Titans' offensive line, which struggled in pass protection in 2021. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked 47 times, second most in the league.
Lewan and left guard Rodger Saffold are potential cap casualty candidates. Center Ben Jones and right tackle David Quessenberry are also set to hit unrestricted and restricted free agency, respectively.
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