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Saturday Titans mailbag: Money, Shonn Greene and Andy Levitre

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Paul Kuharsky: I'd try to trade. Ideally with the Jets, who I'd be hoping wanted to come up for Marcus Mariota. Then I'd still have a high pick, with which I could probably get Amari Cooper or Kevin White.

Paul Kuharsky: Shonn Greene is due $3.25 million this year and would leave behind only $833,000 in dead money. There is no reason to do anything now. If he plays as he has in camp, and Antonio Andrews shows well, I think Andrews will win the spot and the Titans will cut Greene. Levitre is due a $6.5 million base, which is way high for how he has performed, for sure. But he has $6.3 million of his signing bonuses left to be prorated over three more years. So keep him and it costs $6.3 million in cash and $8.6 million in cap dollars. Cut him and you save the base salary of $6.5 million, but only save $2.3 million cap dollars. Ideally you'd pay less. But before you have a legitimate alternative, it's difficult to make that approach.

Paul Kuharsky: I really don't have a great feel for what he can do. He just didn't look that good to me, though part of it was his chances and the game situations. I don't know if a bigger role is part of the answer or would be part of a bigger problem. He needs to do more as a returner for sure. And he needs to be a situational player on offense who produces in his window.