The Titans created more cap room going into free agency by releasing defensive tackle Al Woods, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Tennessee makes this move before a $1.25MM portion of his 2017 base salary would have become fully guaranteed on Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com tweets.
This cut will create just more than $2MM in cap savings for the Titans, who now stand to possess more than $63MM in available funds as free agency looms in just more than 24 hours. Woods had two years left on his Tennessee deal, one he signed just last year, and will eat up $1.5MM in dead money as a result.
Woods served as a part-time starter for the Titans during his three-season tenure in Nashville. The former Saints fourth-round draft pick played with three different teams — the Buccaneers, Seahawks and Steelers — before joining the Titans in 2014. The 29-year-old nose tackle made 18 tackles last season. He played just 245 snaps in 2016, a season limited by a calf injury Woods suffered early in the campaign.