Twitter reacts to Titans releasing safety Kenny Vaccaro

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The Tennessee Titans made their move to release safety Kenny Vaccaro official on Wednesday after three seasons with the team.

With his release, the Titans will shed $3.9 million in 2021, while carrying a dead-money hit of $3 million. Vaccaro is the third player to get released by Tennessee this offseason, along with cornerback Malcolm Butler and wide receiver Adam Humphries.

After originally getting signed in 2018 following an injury to Johnathan Cyprien, Vaccaro made up one half of an impressive safety tandem during his three seasons in Nashville, along with Kevin Byard.

Like the vast majority of the defense, Vaccaro didn’t play up to the standards we’ve come to expect last season, and with the Titans strapped for cash, he became a prime candidate to get cut.

With Vaccaro gone, the Titans will have to replace their former starting safety, but the good news is there is an in-house solution in 2019 fourth-round pick, Amani Hooker, who played well in limited action in 2020. Hooker’s cap hit will be a little over $1 million in 2021.

Shortly after the news broke of the Titans’ plan to release the veteran safety, Twitter wasn’t surprised and remembered him fondly, while fans of other teams are already looking for their squad to sign him.

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