Tennessee Titans to release S Kenny Vaccaro after 3 seasons

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The Tennessee Titans are reportedly expected to release safety Kenny Vaccaro after three seasons with the team, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Vaccaro was set to count as $6.9 million against the Titans’ salary cap in 2021 but none of that was guaranteed, so this amounts to a clean break.

This move isn’t surprising for a few reasons. For starters, Vaccaro, like much of the rest of the defense, regressed in 2020, and with the emergence of 2019 fourth-round pick Amani Hooker as a viable starter, he became expendable.

Vaccaro was signed by the Titans as a free agent back in 2018 following an injury to fellow safety, Johnathan Cyprien. After playing well that season, he parlayed his performance into a new four-year, $24 million deal in 2019.

While Vaccaro and fellow safety Kevin Byard have made up an impressive tandem during their time in Nashville, this was a decision the team had to make considering the circumstances.

The only question is: who’s next?

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