Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/22/12

 

The Tennessee Titans announced Wednesday that defensive tackle Shaun Smith had been released.

Smith confirmed the move via his twitter account on Wednesday morning:

"It's been real Nashville time to c what team I will be on next but am thankful for everything and the lord will continue to bless me"

"Thanks for the love ppl gonna miss my young killers in the D line in my honor I should of made better life decisions lol keep grinding"

The Titans knew they would have to cut players from their talented group at defensive tackle, but unfortunately for Smith, he had to be that guy.  He played in 15 games for Tennessee in 2011 and will now be potentially playing for his sixth team as he enters his ninth NFL season.

The young group of defensive tackles on the Titans made the release of Shaun Smith a relatively easy move for the organization, although he is a fan favorite due to his light-hearted personality.

Sen'Derrick Marks, Karl Klug, Jurrell Casey, Mike Martin, and Zach Clayton will all be vying for the two defensive tackle positions when Tennessee opens up the 2012 season against the New England Patriots.

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