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If the Titans are going to try to retain players like Bernard Pollard and Alterraun Verner, or go after a quarterback like Jay Cutler in the offseason, they'll need to free up a lot of cap space. Unfortunately, that means making a lot of cuts.
Cutting players is tough, but it's called rebuilding for a reason.
Kamerion Wimbley had a solid 2012, but he's been quiet this season. So far, he only has eight tackles and two sacks. He's 30 years old too, so he's likely not going to improve much, if at all, going forward.
George Wilson signed a fairly cheap deal with the Titans, but he's only there for depth purposes. He has 37 tackles on the season and four defended passes in the time he's played, but if the Titans retain Pollard, Wilson won't be playing much in 2014.
Colin McCarthy and Moise Fokou have each been fairly good, but neither has done anything impressive enough to make them more than backups. If the Titans plan on drafting a middle linebacker early on in the draft, then cutting one of the two makes sense.
If the Titans are aggressive with their cuts, they can afford to be aggressive in free agency. Cutting valuable players can be tough, but sometimes, it's necessary.