Cap deals still brewing

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 1:00am

The wheeling and dealing continues for the Tennessee Titans as they try to hammer out deals and make the right choices to get under the NFL-mandated salary cap of $71.101 million by Friday.

The Titans have already saved about $6 million, once the deals are made official, through redoing the deals of linebacker Randall Godfrey, tackle Fred Miller and wide receiver Derrick Mason.

They are also getting closer to completing an extension with tight end Frank Wycheck that will not only keep him under contract for four to five more years, but also could lower his current $4.08 million cap figure for 2002 by about $1.8 million.

Not only are the Titans having to make some decisions, but so are some of their players who are facing the prospects of either making serious changes to their current deals or being released as the team attempts to trim about $16 million more payroll by March 1.

Veteran linebacker Eddie Robinson, who carries a cap value about approximately $4 million for 2002, fits into that category.

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