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By: Mike Moraitis

The Tennessee Titans have made just one addition to their linebackers room (they needed two starters entering free agency) so far this offseason with the signing of former Los Angeles Chargers linebacker, Kenneth Murray.

Tennessee inked Murray to a two-year, $15.5 million deal that includes $7.49 million in fully guaranteed money, according to Over the Cap. The annual average ranks 15th at the position, while the fully guaranteed figure ranks 28th.

That contract is a little rich for someone who has proven to be a below-average linebacker during his career, but he is coming off one of his best seasons, so perhaps the Titans see upside in the 26-year-old moving forward.

Via Over the Cap

Whatever the case may be, if things don’t pan out, the Titans are not locked into Murray by any means. In fact, they can comfortably cut him in 2025 with only $2.5 million in dead cap, which would net a savings of $7.5 million.

As far as his 2024 cap hit goes, Murray’s sits at $5.4 million, so he isn’t taking up much space there, much like the other players Tennessee has added.

We weren’t huge fans of the signing (our Bryce Lazenby rightly gave it a “C-“), especially with it not coming in tandem with the signing of a more well-rounded player at the position.

But Murray figures to be an upgrade over everyone who was in the linebackers room in 2023 not named Azeez Al-Shaair, and if he fails, Tennessee won’t have to live with the move for long.

Originally posted on Titans Wire