Cyprien (knee) will be released by the Titans when the new league year starts Wednesday.
Cyprien spent the 2018 season sidelined due to a torn ACL but is nearing a return to 100 percent health, according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site. Following four straight triple-digit tackle seasons, Cyprien only produced 57 in 10 games for the Titans in 2017. The 28-year-old safety could draw plenty of interest in the open market, and his release will save Tennessee $4.75 million against the cap.
Cyprien spent the 2018 season sidelined due to a torn ACL, but is nearing a return to 100 percent health according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site. Since posting triple-digit tackles each year between 2013 and 2016 with the Jaguars, Cyprien has dropped off and logged only 57 tackles across 10 games in 2017, his first season in Tennessee. The Titans would save $4.75 million against the cap by releasing Cyprien, who has two years left on the four-year, $25 million contract he signed in 2017.
Cyprien (knee) is making good progress in his rehab from a torn ACL suffered Aug. 1, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports. "I am almost 100 percent back," Cyprien said. "I am on track with my rehab, and (trainers) are monitoring my progress. It is night and day from when it happened. I am walking, I am running, I am jumping, and I am cutting."
The timing of the injury should allow Cyprien to be ready for the start of training camp, though he may first need to find a new team. He's entering the third season of a four-year, $25 million contract, with the Titans able to free up $4.75 million in 2019 cap space if they release the safety this offseason (per overthecap.com). The team replaced Cyprien with Kenny Vaccaro, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent after starting 13 games in 2018. Cyprien had triple-digit tackles in each of his four seasons (2013-16) with the Jaguars, but he's never been great in coverage and dropped off to 57 tackles over 10 games in his first season (2017) with the Titans.
Cyprien (knee) was placed on IR on Friday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
Cyprien's move to IR comes as no surprise after it was announced Thursday that he had torn his ACL. The Titans appear to be exploring options at safety, but for the time being look for Dane Cruikshank and Kendrick Lewis to fill Cyprien's spot with the first-team defense.
Cyprien suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A tough break for the 28-year-old, who can now be crossed of IDP cheat sheets. With Cyprien -- who logged 57 tackles in 10 games with the Titans in 2017 -- now unavailable, Kendrick Lewis and Dane Cruikshank could be in the mix for added work at safety.
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