The Tennessee Titans parted ways with cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, defensive end Ropati Pitoitua, linebacker Deiontrez Mount and center Andy Gallik along with eight other players on Sunday.
The Titans also waived safety Lamarcus Brutus, tackle William Campbell, receiver Donte Foster, linebacker Amarlo Herrera, receiver Reece Horn, cornerback Tyler Patmon, offensive lineman Nick Ritcher and defensive end Mike Smith.
Those moves still have the Titans needing to make two moves to get to 75 players by Tuesday.
Wreh-Wilson, a third-round pick in 2013, had been a starting cornerback for the Titans in 2014, but had struggle at times in coverage. The Titans had moved him to safety this season to try and enhance his chances of making the roster. He played in 34 games for the Titans with 14 starts and one career interception over three seasons.
“Jon (Robinson) and I spent a lot of time going through this roster, and we’ve made some additions, especially in the secondary with the draft and our free agent signings,” Coach Mike Mularkey said. “We just felt like for this cut right now to where we are with the 75 and some of the new faces we have, this was the best decision to make. It gives some other guys some opportunities in this last game.”
Pitoitua was to be owed a $3 million base salary, and the writing was on the wall for him as he had been losing game and practice snaps to rookies Austin Johnson and Mehdi Abdesmad. He was signed to a one-year deal by the Titans in 2013 and then re-signed for three years in 2014.
Mount and Gallik, both sixth-round picks of the Titans last year, were also let go.
Mount, who was fighting for a roster spot at outside linebacker as a backup, was probably the biggest surprise of the group. He played in four games last year as a rookie before suffering a torn ACL. He was limited in off-season work, but had played in camp and the preseason and had done well with his pass rushing skills.
Gallik was waived/injured after he sought a second opinion and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee last week. Gallik played in 12 games as a rookie with eight starts. He was working some on the second team in camp, but had issues with his knee and had to have fluid drained from it during camp.
The Titans cleared him to practice after a second time out with the injury, but Gallik sought the second opinion and had his knee scoped. Gallik would revert to injured reserve if/when he clears waivers.