After a personal tweet from Michael Griffin @MikeGriff33 – I knew one day my time would come and I cherished every minute of it. It’s been real Tennessee. Thanks for everything. #nextchapter
Official word comes from the Tennessee Titans, The Titans longtime Safety Michael Griffin has been released, The statement is below:
February 9, 2016
TITANS RELEASE SAFETY MICHAEL GRIFFIN
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.
Now the question of what other moves might the Titans will make in the coming days to re-build this roster under new GM Jon Robinson and Head Coach Mike Mularkey??