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Cody Prewitt agrees to injury settlement with Titans

Cody Prewitt agrees to injury settlement with Titans

Former Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt has agreed to an injury settlement with the Tennessee Titans. Following the agreement, Prewitt was released by the Titans on August 13. The Rebel All-American will be able to sign with another team when he recovers from his injury. He would also be eligible to re-sign with the Titans at a later date. There had been rumors of him going to a personal injury attorney las vegas to discuss this matter, but it seems it has been settled outside of court.

All-American Cody Prewitt has reached an injury settlement with the Titans. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland)

All-American Cody Prewitt has reached an injury settlement with the Titans. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland)

An NFL injury settlement is an agreement between the player and the team that spells out the compensation and other terms in which the two will part ways. After he suffered a foot injury in training camp, Cody was placed on the Titans’ injured reserve list on August 7 before later agreeing to terms for the injury settlement. Hopefully, he can now get the medical care needed for his feet (Click here to read more about the options available) so he can get back on the field.

The Rebel Walk spoke with Mr. Robbie Borhren, Senior Director of Media Relations for the Titans, to confirm that Prewitt received the injury settlement:

We did do an injury settlement with him, so he is no longer on our injured reserve. When he is completely healthy, he will be able to sign with another team if he chooses. And at some point, he would be allowed to sign back with us as well.

How an Injury Settlement Works
An Injury Settlement is usually based on the amount of time that the team and player agree the player will be unable to play. So, for example, if the player is only expected to miss the first month of the season, the team and player will usually agree to a settlement of 4/17ths of the player’s scheduled base salary. The team then receives a Salary Cap credit of 13/17th of that salary.

The Rebel Walk remains confident Cody Prewitt will recover from his injury and play football in the NFL in the future. We also know he will handle this setback in his typical fashion, with faith and perseverance. Cody’s grandmother Ms. Dottie Duckworth told us recently in an interview that while raising Cody, she often reminded him: “Football is not who you are; it’s what you do.”

Hotty Toddy and good luck to Cody. We can’t wait to see you on the gridiron when you’re healthy!

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

1 Comment

  1. Miko

    We can sure use your talents on the Chicago Bears!!

    Reply

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