Titans moving on from starting center Ben Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have released center Ben Jones in a move that will save $3.7 million in salary-cap space, the team announced Friday.

He was released with a failed physical designation. The Titans will be stuck with $4.6 million in dead money.

Jones, 33, was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season. He was limited to 12 games after suffering two concussions last season, the second of which landed him on injured reserve Dec. 22.

"I want to thank Ben for his time here with the Titans," coach Mike Vrabel said in a statement. "He embodied a lot of the qualities we talk about when we describe a Titans player. He was a great teammate; his toughness was off the charts, and he had a leadership quality that was earned through the relationships he built and the dedication to the game he showed to his teammates."

After signing with Tennessee as a free agent in 2016, Jones, a two-time team captain, started 96 out of 97 games for Tennessee over the next six seasons.

He is the fifth veteran player -- a list that includes longtime left tackle Taylor Lewan -- to be released by the Titans, who have shed $41.4 million in cap space. Tennessee is also expected to release veteran outside linebacker Bud Dupree when the new league year starts Wednesday, which will clear up an additional $9.5 million in cap space.

In another move Friday, the Titans signed long snapper Morgan Cox to an extension.