Titans part ways with Cassel, Searcy, Weems

Titans part ways with Cassel, Searcy, Weems

The Tennessee Titans continue their housecleaning regarding the 2018 season, releasing three players who no longer figure into their plans on Friday.

The Titans parted ways with backup safety Da’Norris Searcy, backup quarterback Matt Cassel and wide receiver/special teams player Eric Weems.

Those moves come a day after the Titans informed veteran running back DeMarco Murray that he would be released from the roster as well.

In releasing Searcy, who took a pay cut last season to remain on the roster, the Titans will save his $3.1 million base salary and his $750,000 roster bonus that was due soon as well. The Titans will be charged $1.125 million of dead cap space regarding Searcy, resulting in a net cap savings of $2.75 million.

Cassel, 35, signed a two-year extension last season and was due to make $1.75 million and also had a $750,000 roster bonus upcoming as well.

The Titans had been poised this off-season to find a new backup quarterback to work behind Marcus Mariota, as third-stringer Brandon Weeden is also a free agent, leaving only Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson on the 2018 roster behind Mariota at the present time.

Weems was due to make $1.25 million in base salary for 2018 with the Titans. He was scheduled to collect a meager roster bonus of $37,500 during the new league year.

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