First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Cut Shonn Greene
By Les Bailey
The Tennessee Titans and head coach Ken Whisenhunt have made a commitment during this off season to improve a pathetic running game, and it’s been apparent that Shonn Green was not going to be a part of the solution. The team made it official on Tuesday by cutting the former New York Jet with one year left on his contract.
Read this story and more as mandatory mini camps get underway around the NFL.
Titans release veteran RB Shonn Greene – Paul Kuharsky ESPN
The Tennessee Titans released veteran running backShonn Greene on Tuesday.
He has not been with the Titans during the voluntary portion of the offseason but was planning to be part of mandatory minicamp, which begins Tuesday.
The Titans never got much production out of Greene, who was signed in 2013 as a big back to work in tandem with Chris Johnson. In two seasons, Greene played in 24 games with five starts, carrying 171 times for 687 yards and six touchdowns.
Shonn Greene: Anything Left in the Tank? – Russell S. Baxter NFLSpinzone
You know things are not going well when you are on the outs with a team that won just two games in 2014.
Such is the case with running back Shonn Greene, who according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean will be released sometime on Tuesday by the Titans after a pair of disappointing seasons with the club.
When Tennessee added the former workhorse of the New York Jets in 2013, the one-time third-round pick from the University of Iowa was coming off back-to-back 1,000-plus yards seasons on the ground in both 2011 (1,054) and 2012 (1,063) and totaled at least 250 or more carries in each of those years. In four campaigns and 61 regular-season contests with the Green and White, Greene totaled 822 attempts for 3,423 yards and 18 scores.
Jameis Winston works with 2nd team; Lovie Smith: No bearing on starting QB – Pat Yasinskas ESPN
Jameis Winston worked with the second-team offense Tuesday on the opening day of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ minicamp, but coach Lovie Smith insisted it has no bearing on whether the rookie will be the team’s starting quarterback.
Smith has been alternating the first-team work between Winston, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, and third-year pro Mike Glennon, who took snaps with the starters Tuesday.
Glennon also worked with the first team in two of the last three practices that have been open to the media. Winston, however, said he doesn’t mind shuffling between the first and second teams.
Steve Underwood to continue as Titans president through 2015 season – Jimmy Morris Music City Miracles
"I am excited and honored to continue my stay here in Nashville. I have a great deal of respect for this organization and our ownership group, and I look forward to the challenges on the horizon. I will do all that I can to put this franchise in a position to have success both on and off the field this season while hopefully positioning our organization for long-term success."
Titans Choose Youth at Running Back – Teresa M. Walker AP NFL Writer
Tennessee’s decision to release veteran Shonn Greene kicks the Titans’ youth movement at running back into full gear.
Greene had stayed away from the Titans’ offseason program until the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. He showed up, passed his physical and then was released with one year left on his contract at $3.25 million.
That leaves the Titans with Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster among the running backs with NFL experience in that group.
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