With the NFL season rapidly approaching, the Tennessee Titans began trimming the fat off their preseason roster Sunday.
While a number of the players released were undrafted or free agents, there were also several former draft picks. One such individual, 2013 third-round draft pick Blidi Wreh-Wilson, started 11 games in 2014 but was a defensive liability last season.
The parting of ways with the young corner shows the commitment that general manager Jon Robinson and coach Mike Mularkey have to reformulating the Titans in there image and that further under-performing of potentially talented young players will not be tolerated.
A total of 12 players were cut:
- Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson
- Cornerback Tyler Patmon
- Defensive lineman Mike Smith
- Defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua
- Linebacker Amarlo Herrera
- Linebacker Deiontrez Mount
- Offensive lineman Andy Gallik (waived/injured)
- Offensive lineman Nick Ritcher
- Offensive lineman William Campbell
- Safety Lamarcus Brutus
- Wide receiver Donte Foster
- Wide receiver Reece Horn
“We’ve made some additions, especially in the secondary with the draft and even with our free agency signings,” Mularkey said in his Sunday press conference following his team’s 27-14 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders. “We just felt like, for this cut right now to where we are with the 75 and with some of the new faces we have, this was the best decision to make to give some of the other guys some opportunities in this last game.”
As currently constructed, the Titans have 77 players remaining on the current training camp roster. Expect two more cuts to be made before Tuesday’s NFL deadline requiring every team to be down to 75.