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|Titans adding RB Dion Lewis, 4-year deal|
$20 million plus $3 million in incentives
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Mar 13, 8:00 pm
|Cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back Dion Lewis both intend to sign with the Tennessee Titans, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Butler is in line for a five-year, $61 million deal that includes a guarantee of $30 million, according to a source, while Lewis is expected to sign a four-year deal. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Adding Lewis is going to throw a wet blanket on all the Derrick Henry hype. Tennessee released DeMarco Murray less than week ago and the expectation by many was that Henry would assume a three-down workhorse role this season. Not so fast. Lewis is a better receiving back than Henry and is a very capable inside runner as well. It's likely Henry will be the lead back in this offense but his fantasy value isn't as promising with Lewis in the mix.
|Titans saying goodbye to DeMarco Murray|
Titans will not take on any dead money by releasing him
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Mar 8, 5:10 pm
|The Tennessee Titans have told running back DeMarco Murray that he will be released, the team announced Thursday.
Murray, 30, has been the Titans' lead back the past two seasons, including in 2016, when he was the AFC's leading rusher with 1,287 yards. Murray's contract was set to pay him $6.5 million in 2018 and $6.75 million in 2019, but the Titans will not take on any dead money by releasing him. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Another reminder why total and yearly average dollars during the life of a contract mean very little in today's NFL. It's all about the guaranteed $. This move was expected this off-season as Derrick Henry proved to be the more efficient runner in Tennessee last season. While Murray had better receiving chops, Henry will likely get the opportunity to be a three-down back in 2018, making him a popular, early-round RB pick in fantasy drafts.