Tennessee Titans add former New Orleans Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins
The revolving door keeps spinning quickly for the Tennessee Titans' defense.
The Titans have reached a deal with former New Orleans Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins, according to his agent Neil Schwartz, as a quick replacement for Adoree' Jackson, who was released Tuesday, and also Malcolm Butler.
Jenkins, 32, is entering his 10th year in the league, having played for the Rams, Giants and Saints. He has 26 career interceptions and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2016 and a well-respected member of the Saints' defense. New Orleans recently released Jenkins in a salary dump for a franchise in salary cap trouble, allowing the Saints to save about $7 million against the cap.
The Titans needed help at cornerback after parting ways with Jackson and Butler in their own cost-cutting moves.
It has been a wild week for the Titans in anticipation of free agency, which opens Wednesday.
On Monday, the Titans lost tight end Jonnu Smith and wide receiver Corey Davis. They will sign with the Patriots and Jets, respectively, according to reports. The receiving corps already was thin after the team waived Adam Humphries and let Kalif Raymond hit free agency.
Then the Titans reached agreements to sign defensive lineman Denico Autry and outside linebacker Bud Dupree, the NFL Network reported, to fill a pass-rushing need. And then they added offensive tackle Kendall Lamm, a backup with the Browns.
On Tuesday, the Titans also released Jackson, a 2017 first-round pick, and offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, who started 16 games last season. Prior to this week, they released Butler and safety Kenny Vaccaro.
The Titans, like most teams, are challenged by the salary cap, which dropped from $198.2 million in 2020 to $182.5 million in 2021. They are trying to clear cap space and fill needs at pass rusher, wide receiver, defensive back and others.
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