The Tennessee Titans released two veteran players Thursday afternoon, moving on from running back Dion Lewis and outside linebacker Cameron Wake.
The release of both players came as no surprise.
Lewis signed with the Titans two years ago, inking a three-year deal as a free agent from the New England Patriots. However, his role and his effectiveness dwindled in 2019 as Derrick Henry emerged as the centerpiece of the Titans offense.
Lewis, whose main role was as a third-down back during his two years with the Titans, had 54 rushes for 209 yards in 2019. He also caught 25 passes for 164 yards.
Lewis had a solid season in 2018, his first in Tennessee, with 155 rushes for 517 yards and catching 59 passes for 400 yards.
Wake had a splashy debut with the Titans in the season opener in 2019 against the Cleveland Browns, recording 2.5 sacks and a safety in Tennessee’s 43-13 win.
However, the 38-year-old later suffered a hamstring injury and finished the season on injured reserve, playing in nine games.
Wake said late in the season that he still wants to continue playing in the NFL and did not wish to retire.
The Titans also signed cornerback Chris Milton to a one-year contract. Milton was claimed off waivers from Indianapolis after final roster cuts last season.