Titans cut 4 starters for cap purposes, including LT Taylor Lewan and WR Robert Woods
The Tennessee Titans broke the ice for NFL teams making veteran salary cap cuts on Wednesday. Tennessee cut four veteran players in order to trim obligations and get under the new salary cap figure of $224.8 million.
The four players include kicker Randy Bullock, who spent the 2021 offseason with the Lions before losing the kicking battle to Austin Seibert.
The other three are recognizable names for most fans:
LT Taylor Lewan
WR Robert Woods
Of note, both Lewan and Cunningham were released with “failed physical” designations after finishing the season on injured reserve. Lewan missed all but the first two weeks with a knee injury, and the 31-year-old has stated on his podcast that he’s considering retirement. Cunningham, 28, had two stints on IR in 2022.
Neither of those players figures to intrigue the Detroit Lions much, though Lewan would make for a very fun fit as the swing tackle in Detroit if he so chose. Woods, on the other hand, could be of real interest for Lions GM Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell.
Woods tweeted out his happiness that he’s “free” from Tennessee. He spent four seasons in Los Angeles with the Rams while Holmes and assistant GM Ray Agnew were with the team, and Woods played well in those years. He turns 31 in April and is coming off two subpar seasons, but the Titans offense didn’t exactly play to his strengths. He could be a nice fit in Detroit, reuniting with QB Jared Goff and possibly taking over the role of DJ Chark, a pending free agent, in coordinator Ben Johnson’s offense.