August 15, 2020

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Titans will pick up option on Adoree’ Jackson, decline on Corey Davis

Titans will pick up option on Adoree’ Jackson, decline on Corey Davis

The Tennessee Titans will pick up the fifth-year option on cornerback Adoree’ Jackson’s rookie contract, a league source tells TitanInsider.com.
Also, the Titans are expected to decline the fifth-year option on wide receiver Corey Davis, who was also a first-round draft choice in 2017 by the club. The official deadline for both decisions must be made by Monday. The news of declining Davis’ option was first reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network and confirmed by TitanInsider.com through multiple sources.
Jackson, the 18th overall pick in 2017, has two career interceptions, both in 2018, and has been a mainstay in the Titans secondary at cornerback since he was drafted. Jackson has also been used as one of Tennessee’s primary punt returners as well, though there have been times when he has been indecisive in that role, especially early in his career.
Jackson had 45 tackles, including 39 solo stops last season when he was limited to 11 games due to injuries. In his previous two seasons, he had 70 tackles as a rookie and 73 in 2018.
By picking up the fifth-year option on Jackson, the Titans will be paying him $10,244,000 as a cornerback drafted outside the top 10 in the first round of his draft year. His base salary for 2020 is slightly over $2 million.
In declining Davis’ fifth-year option, the Titans are passing on what would have paid him $15.68 million as the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Davis caught 43 passes for 601 yards last season with two touchdowns for the Titans. His best year to date for Tennessee came in 2018, when he caught 65 passes for 891 yards and four scores.
By declining the fifth-year option on Davis, it means he would enter unrestricted free agency after the 2020 season ends.

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