By Sam MonsonAP NFL Week 8: Browns | Browns | Jaguars Browns | Titans | Texans | Colts | Jets | Steelers | Steelers Steelers | Ravens Browns | Raiders Raiders Browns | Steelers Browns | Colts Browns | RavensBrowns WR Josh Gordon is set to join the Titans on a two-year, $13.5 million deal.
Gordon will earn $5 million in base salary, with $2.5M guaranteed.
He is set for $4.25 million in the final year of his contract, but the Titans will only get $2M of that if he stays with them.
The Titans are paying him the minimum guaranteed of $1.7M per year.
The $4M in incentives will not count against the salary cap.
Gordon is a free agent, and his release could be a huge blow to the Browns offense, especially after they re-signed WR Josh McCown to a new deal in July.
The Browns are looking to upgrade at the receiver position this offseason.
Gordon has caught a lot of passes for the Titans, but he has never won a playoff game.
He was a sixth-round pick in 2013.
He had just two touchdown catches in his first five NFL seasons.
He never finished higher than fifth in the league in catches.
He finished last season with 18 receptions for 253 yards and a touchdown.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Gordon has never played in the postseason.
The Titans have $11.5m of cap space to use, but it appears the Browns will try to sign Gordon and take advantage of it.
They could try to move McCown, but that is unlikely given the salary-cap situation.
Gordon would cost the Browns $7.5MM, or $2 million more than they are expected to pay McCown.
The Texans have $8.5MHz in cap space, while the Colts have $9.5.
The Browns will be looking to fill their holes in the secondary, and they could try Gordon to help with that.
Gordon has played well with the Browns, catching a team-high nine passes for 116 yards last season.
He also had three touchdowns.
The Texans have just $7M of cap room, and have $4 million in incentives to use.
The Jaguars have $7 million of cap money and $1 million in bonuses for next season.
They are set to receive $3.1M of the cap, $3M of which is guaranteed.
The Colts have a $6.5mm cap space cushion and will have $6 million in cap room to use if they want to.
The Raiders have $5.75M in cap money, $1M in which is not guaranteed, and $2 in which the team will receive a $1,000,000 signing bonus.
The Colts will be in line for $5M in roster space next year.
The Jaguars signed WR Josh Morgan, who played in two games last season before being released in mid-July.
The team will also get $4m of incentives to sign Morgan.
Morgan is a seventh-round draft pick who had just one touchdown catch in his rookie season.
The 5-foot, 170-pound Morgan has only played in one regular season game.
The Raiders have a little less cap space than the Browns because they have $2,945,872 in cap savings, $500,000 of which will be available to use in the 2017 offseason.
The Ravens have $1mm in cap dollars and $750,000 in incentives.
The Bills will be without OL Jake Fisher and DE Mario Williams for the entire 2017 season.
Fisher was injured in practice and missed the entire season, and Williams was placed on injured reserve after missing the entire year.
Williams, a seventh round draft pick, has played in just two games this season.
The Dolphins will be a little more thin at the defensive line, as they lost NT Jordan Phillips to free agency.
They will likely keep OT Jake Long and guard Michael Oher, who will be eligible for a $7,000k signing bonus if he makes the team out of training camp.
The Dolphins also will get $6m in incentives, $6M of them guaranteed.
They are not going to get much help in the free agency market, with OL Joe Barksdale reportedly set to return from a season-ending injury.
The Bills have $13,500,00 in cap holes and will likely have to pay more than $8 million in guarantees.
The Jets are set for a total of $18.5 Million in cap spaces.