Four key members of the Tennessee Titans--quarterback Steve McNair, wide receiver Derrick Mason, guard Benji Olson, and cornerback Samari Rolle--agreed to restructure their contracts over the weekend, saving Tennessee roughly $10 million against the NFL salary cap. The Titans remain about $2 million over the projected $75 million cap and must reach that number by Friday. Tennessee GM Floyd Reese has a list of six other players--tight end Frank Wycheck, fullback Greg Comella, offensive linemen Fred Miller and Gennaro DiNapoli, defensive end Kevin Carter, and linebacker Randall Godfrey--he has discussed or intends to discuss restructuring with.
The Titans want to get well under the salary cap so they can offer tenders to their restricted free agents. The fact that so many big-name Titans are willing to take pay cuts to stick around indicates that the 2003 team may very much resemble the 2002 version that advanced to the AFC championship game.
Consistency is the key to a good team !