The Titans are expected to release safety Johnathan Cyprien this week, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cyprien tore his ACL during training camp last August. He was placed on Injured Reserve and missed the entirety of the season.
The Titans, needing someone to take over in his place, signed safety Kenny Vaccaro. After the successful year he had, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said at the combine that Vaccaro was, “a primary target,” in free agency.
With Vaccaro the probable starter, it doesn’t make financial sense to keep Cyprien as a part-timer and pay him the $6.25 million he’s due.
It’s a tough circumstance to lose your job while injured, but it’s the nature of the business sometimes. The good news for Cyprien is with a release, he will still have opportunities to be a starter elsewhere.