The Titans have confirmed that they released safety Michael Griffin today
The #Titans have released safety Michael Griffin: https://t.co/xnWli45uat pic.twitter.com/2YxMYY33zQ— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) February 9, 2016
This comes on the heels of Griff tweeting goodbye to the team:
I knew one day my time would come and I cherished every minute of it. It's been real Tennessee✌. Thanks for everything. #nextchapter— Michael Griffin (@MikeGriff33) February 9, 2016
The Titans will save $6.5 million against the cap next year now that Griffin is no longer on the books. He will account for almost $2 million in dead money. That is no big deal with what the Titans will have in cap space.
Griffin was the Titans first round pick in 2007. He finishes his career with the Titans with 25 interceptions and 7 sacks in 9 seasons.
The dream to replace Griffin would be Eric Berry, but I can't see the Chiefs letting him hit the open market.
This from Mike Mularkey:
Coach Mularkey says @MikeGriff33 has always been a leader both on and off the field. pic.twitter.com/wB8esEtb0E— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) February 9, 2016