Report: Titans To Release Veteran Center Ben Jones As Roster Shake-Up Continues

Ben Jones. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans continue to make drastic roster moves this offseason as they’re now releasing veteran center Ben Jones, according to a report by Buck Reising.

The 6’3, 308-pounder was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Jones has been an anchor for the Titans and for his past teams. From 2012 through 2021, Jones appeared in 160 of 161 possible regular season games, including starts in all but one game during his first six seasons in Tennessee.

From 2016-2021, the Titans averaged 137.7 rushing yards per game, posting the second-highest average in the NFL behind the Baltimore Ravens (150.6). Jones joined the Titans as a free agent in 2016, and was elected to his first career Pro Bowl in 2022 despite missing five games with concussions.

He becomes the fifth player released by the Titans this year following left tackle Taylor Lewan, receiver Robert Woods, linebacker Zach Cunningham, kicker Randy Bullock and outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

The Titans will free up $3.708 on their salary cap, with Jones counting $4.87 million in dead money.

Steven Boero