Titans don't pick up 5th-year option on guard Chance Warmack

Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin, right, the Tennessee Titans' top draft pick, arrives at a news conference with Titans' general manager Jon Robinson, left, on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have declined to pick up the fifth-year option for guard Chance Warmack, giving the 10th overall draft pick in 2013 to convince them he should stick around after this season.

The Titans announced the decision Monday.

General manager Jon Robinson said in a statement this is the best move for the Titans managing the roster and salary cap. He says they informed Warmack and his agent of the decision Monday morning.

Picking up the option would have cost the Titans more than $11 million. Warmack has started 46 games since being drafted out of Alabama, but the Titans need to improve both their run blocking and pass protection after winning just five games the past two years combined. The Titans just drafted two offensive linemen.

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