Titans Release OL Josh Kline

Josh Kline‘s tenure in Tennessee has come to an end. The Titans are planning on releasing the offensive lineman, reports Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky (via Twitter).

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets that the guard turned down a pay cut, which would have kept him on the team. Instead, he’s set to his free agency for a second-straight offseason.

Kline signed a four-year, $26MM deal ($12MM guaranteed) with the Titans last offseason. He proceeded to start all 16 games last season, although the advanced metrics imply that he took a step back in 2018. After rating as a fringe top-20 guard in 2017, Pro Football Focus graded Kline 50th among 77 eligible guards in 2018.

The Titans have already added one offensive guard in Rodger Saffold. If the Titans don’t make any additions to their offensive line, they could turn to Kevin PamphileCorey Levin, or Dennis Kelly to start opposite their free agent addition.

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