Titans releasing 2 starters in Adoree Jackson, Dennis Kelly

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans are releasing a pair of starters in cornerback Adoree Jackson and right tackle Dennis to clear salary cap space.

The Titans announced Tuesday they have informed both Jackson and Kelly they are being released.

Kelly signed a three-year, $21 million deal exactly a year ago, then started all 16 games at right tackle. Tennessee acquired him in a trade with Philadelphia in 2016, and Kelly played in 74 games over the past five seasons.

The Titans picked up the fifth-year option on Jackson, the 18th overall pick in 2017, last year as well. Jackson was due $10.24 million under that option. Jackson started 41 of 46 games for the Titans but a knee injury just before the start of the season limited him to three games in 2020.

Tennessee drafted an offensive tackle at No. 29 overall last April, but Isaiah Wilson wound up playing only four snaps before the Titans traded him to Miami this off-season . The Titans also agreed to terms with offensive tackle Kendall Lamm on a deal Monday.

The Titans also released starting cornerback Malcolm Butler and safety Kenny Vaccaro last week.


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Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press