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Tennessee Titans rework Ryan Tannehill’s contract to fit Julio Jones

Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) reacts on the sideline after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter during the Tennessee Titans game against the Baltimore Ravens. Mandatory Credit: George Walker/The Tennessean via USA TODAY Sports
Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) reacts on the sideline after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter during the Tennessee Titans game against the Baltimore Ravens. Mandatory Credit: George Walker/The Tennessean via USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans restructured the contract of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, creating more than $15 million in cap space to accommodate the salary of new arrival Julio Jones, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Per the report, the team converted a portion of Tannehill’s $24.5 salary for this season into a signing bonus — to be spread over the next three years.

Tannehill signed a four-year, $118 million contract with the Titans in 2020.

The Titans acquired the All-Pro wide receiver Jones from the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Titans will assume all of Jones’ $15.3 million salary for 2021 and $11.51 million for 2022 and 2023.

–Field Level Media