The Tennessee Titans did not place the franchise tag on LB Harold Landry ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports. The tag would have provided Landry a one-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $18.4 million. Instead, he’ll become a free agent at the start of the new league year on March 16.
Though the Titans declined to place the franchise tag, the team will still look to get a long-term deal done with Landry as he hits the free-agent market. It’s no surprise the Titans want to lock him down for foreseeable future, as Landry is coming off a breakout season in 2021. He logged 75 total tackles with 51 solos, adding 12 sacks in a big season that culminated with his first-ever Pro Bowl appearance.
Landry is coming off a four-year contract worth $6.7 million, resulting in an average yearly salary of $1.6 million. He’s been the highest priority among all the other unsigned veterans for the Titans, so it’s been expected that they would want to get a deal done as soon as possible.