Kern, 36, has punted for the Titans since 2009 and has been selected to three Pro Bowls (2017-19) during his 13 seasons with the franchise. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2019. He averaged 44.8 yards per punt last season.
Kern, who re-signed with the Titans in March, was set to earn a base salary of $2.1 million this season, and $900,000 of his contract was guaranteed. The Titans will save $300,000 on their salary cap but will carry a dead-money charge of $1.55 million.
Ryan Stonehouse, an undrafted free agent signing from Colorado State, was competing with Kern and appears to have won the team’s punting job. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $705,000 this season.
Stonehouse, 23, averaged 50.2 yards on 13 punts this preseason with a long of 68. Kern averaged 49.6 yards on five punts and had a long of 58.
The Titans also released safety Adrian Colbert, a source told Schefter.