Titans reportedly to release safety Johnathan Cyprien this week

Erik Bacharach
The Tennessean

After Johnathan Cyprien spent the 2018 season sidelined with an ACL tear, the Titans are expected to release the veteran safety sometime this week, according to ESPN.

Cyprien, who signed a four-year, $25 million contract in March 2017, has two years left on his deal. By releasing him, the Titans would save $4.75 million against the cap but would be saddled with $1.5 million in dead money, according to overthecap.com.

ESPN also reported the Titans hope to bring back Cyprien but for less money than the $5.5 million base salary he was set to make this season.


The 28-year-old, a second-round pick by the Jaguars in 2013, has played in only 10 games since signing with the Titans. He had 57 tackles in 2017.

Cyprien tore his ACL in training camp in August and was replaced with the addition of Kenny Vaccaro, who had an impressive season while playing on a one-year deal.

Reach Erik Bacharach at ebacharach@tennessean.com and on Twitter @ErikBacharach.

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