Eddie George Released; Cowboys Next?

Eddie George has been released by the Tennessee Titans and will now consider finishing his career with several teams. Among the clubs that have reported to have interest are the Raiders, Dallas, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia.

George was the 14th overall pick in the 1996 draft when the Titans were the Houston Oilers. He was Rookie of the Year in 1996 and was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1997 to 2000.

George, who has played all 8 years with the Titans/Oilers franchise,has gained 10,009 yards and scored 64 touchdowns during his career.

He's also durable, never missing a game due to injury- a feat that's almost unheard of in today's world of professional sports.

"I hate to sever the ties here," said George earlier this week. "My first and only option was to finish a Tennessee Titan under fair circumstances. Unfortunately, that's not how I perceive it at this point. I look to move forward in a new situation."

The Titans decided to go in another direction at running back this year after George's production steadily decreased over the course of the past three seasons.

Last year, he rushed 312 times for 1031 yards and has failed to climb over 3.7 yards/carry in each of the past 4 seasons.

Interest around the league is reported to be high by several teams, including the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys said farewell to veteran running back Troy Hambrick earlier this year and are counting on rookie Julius Jones to carry the load this season.

Head coach Bill Parcells has also faired well with "big" running backs, using Ottis Anderson to take the Giants to a World Championship, and Curtis Martin to take the Jets to the AFC Championship game.

Eddie George stands in at 6-feet-3 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds.

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