The NFL still hasn’t announced plans to delay the start of free agency next week over coronavirus concerns, but there has been a flurry of roster activity Friday across the league.
The Tennessee Titans released tight end Delanie Walker and kicker Ryan Succop, the Minnesota Vikings cut cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Linval Joseph, the Los Angeles Chargers released linebacker Thomas Davis and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, and the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly are set to shed offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.
A few players also were designated with franchise tags: Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, Baltimore Ravens edge rusher Matthew Judon, Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons and Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunger Henry.
The Titans, who also cut outside linebacker Cameron Wake and running back Dion Lewis on Thursday, will save $6.4 million against the salary cap on Walker’s departure. He has 504 receptions in a 14-year playing career, but appeared in only seven games last season due to ankle surgery.
The Vikings will save $10 million by cutting Joseph, a former Giant, and an additional $7.5 million on Rhodes. The Chargers’ and Bengals’ moves cleared $9.5 million in cap space for each team.