The Tennessee Titans will release WR Julio Jones as a post-June 1 designation which lets them save around $9.5 million in 2022 cash and salary-cap space. Given that the receiver still had two years on his contract, the team will carry an $8.4 million dead cap hit for the 2023 season.
The Titans are planning on releasing WR Julio Jones, sources tell @AdamSchefter and me
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 16, 2022
By releasing Julio Jones with a post-June 1 designation, the #Titans save $9.513 million in 2022 cash and salary cap space. He still collects $2 million that’s fully guaranteed with no offsets.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 16, 2022
Jones was traded to Tennessee during the last offseason for a second-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick. Unfortunately, injuries, once again, prevented him from enjoying the same success that led him to seven Pro-Bowl selections and two for the All-Pro teams.
Jones only played in 11 games this season for Tennessee, including the playoff loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. In total, he recorded career-lows of 496 receiving yards in 31 receptions and one touchdown.