Potential Cap Casualty: Rodger Saffold
The Titans will not want to disassemble their offense, but they may not have a choice going forward. The Titans are close to cap compliant, but they will need to make a few moves in order to free up some cap space. While a lot of the conversation will center around Taylor Lewan, Rodger Saffold makes a lot more sense.
While one of the better guards when healthy, Saffold has struggled to see the field as of late. Add in an almost $13-million cap hit and the fact that he will be 34 next season and he may find himself as a cap casualty in 2022. The Titans would get $10.5 million in cap savings if he were to be cut, and that kind of savings will make it very tempting to move on from the veteran.
While there are some veterans on the defense that could also be cut, Saffold makes the most sense given his age and injury history. While keeping a strong line in front of Derrek Henry is a must, Saffold is getting paid too much at this point in his career. Move on from him, save the cap space, and get a younger option to fill in at guard moving forward.