Ian Rapoport reports that Kline turned down a pay cut to remain in Tennessee.
Kline, 29, signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State back in 2013. He was on and off of the Patriots’ practice squad during his first year, but managed to secure a larger role during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
New England elected to cut Kline loose at the start of the 2016 season and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Titans. Kline played out the final year of his contract before agreeing to a four-year, $26M contract with the Titans last year.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Kline will free up $3.25 million of available cap space while creating $3.5 million in dead money.
In 2018, Kline appeared in all 16 games for the Titans and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 50 guard out of 77 qualifying players.