By Terrance Turner
March 16, 2022
The Tennessee Titans are releasing wide receiver Julio Jones after just one season.
Jones was one of QB Matt Ryan’s most reliable targets when he played with the Atlanta Falcons. But he struggled to match that same production in Tennessee. NBC Sports reports: “The Titans gave up a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick to get Jones, the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, from the Falcons, last year. But Jones managed just 31 catches for 434 yards and one touchdown — all career lows — in Tennessee. Jones missed seven games and wasn’t 100 percent for much of the season.
NFL.com as similarly withering in its appraisal of Jones’ performance: “Injuries held Jones to just 10 games, and he was largely ineffective when on the field. Jones finished 2021 with 31 catches on 48 targets for 434 yards and one TD, all career lows. He generated just one regular-season game with more than 60 yards receiving.”
By designating Jones as a “post-June 1st” cut, the Titans will save over $9.5 million in salary cap and cash money, NFL.com reported. The move leaves receiver AJ Brown as one of the lone wideouts on the roster. Brown paid tribute to Jones via Twitter: