The Tennessee Titans just announced the release of long time safety Michael Griffin on Tuesday.

Michael Griffin has been released by the Titans, the team announced in an email on Tuesday morning.

The Tennessee Titans today released safety Michael Griffin, who played nine seasons (2007-15) for the team.

 

“We would like to thank Michael for all of his efforts and impact on the Titans during his nine seasons with our franchise,” said Titans General Manager Jon Robinson. “Michael’s reputation around the NFL is as a very durable player who always gives his best both on and off the field. His passion for the game of football, dating back to his college days at Texas, is also well-known, and we wish him all the best moving forward.”

 

“I want to thank Griff for his time here with the organization,” said Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey. “He was a leader who showed up to work every day in an effort to get better, and I appreciated his effort both on and off the field for this team. He touched a lot of people in this community and in our organization. I want to wish him the best, and I hope he will always be remembered as a great Titan.”

 

A two-time Pro Bowl selection (2008, 2010), Griffin totaled 25 interceptions during his tenure, tied for eighth in franchise history. He also became the fifth player in team history to record 900 career tackles and is the highest-ranking safety on the list. Griffin played in 141 games for Titans, and he is tied with Buffalo’s Corey Graham for the most games played by a safety in the NFL from 2007-15.

 

Tennessee’s first-round draft selection (19th overall) out of the University of Texas in 2007, Griffin also finishes his Titans career with 65 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and seven sacks.

Griffin's release will save the Titans approximately $6.5 million in saslary cap money,  giving the Titans $46,144,155 in cap space to spend toward freee-agency. 

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