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Safety Michael Griffin and the Titans reached a five-year contract extension that removes the franchise designation from the two-time Pro Bowl defensive back. Pro Football Talk reported the deal is worth just under $7 million per season. Griffin was scheduled to earn $6.22 million in 2012 as the team's franchise player. The two sides reached a long-term deal that rewards Griffin for his quietly steady production, including 17 interceptions, since he was a first-round pick (19th overall) in 2007. Keeping Griffin put the Titans in a pinch with cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who ultimately bolted when free agency opened March 13 and signed a $50 million contract with the St. Louis Rams.
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As first reported by the Tennessee Titans, the Titans today signed safety Michael Griffin to a five-year contract extension.Griffin was scheduled to hit free agency when the new league year began, but the Titans elected to use the franchise tag on him. Unlike many players who get hit with the tag, he's been a model citizen since then and signed a waiver so that he could participate...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with safety Michael Griffin after tagging the five-year veteran as their franchise player back in March.
The Titans announced the deal Tuesday shortly after the end of their first session of three-day minicamp.
General manager Ruston Webster says Griffin is a talented and successful young player...
The Tennessee Titans have hamnmered out a five-year, $36 million contract with safety Michael Griffin that includes $15 million in guaranteed money.
Griffin had been designated as the Titans' franchise player, at a price tag of $6.2 million on a one-year tender.
Michael Griffin was the 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, but he didn’t always play like it. For example, in 2008 and 2011, he graded out above average on ProFootballFocus, ranking 13th among all safeties last year. However, in 2009 he was absolutely awful, getting torched in coverage, allowing 34 completions on 49 attempts (69.4%) for 741 yards (15.1 YPA!!!), 5 touchdowns...
The Tennessee Titans already have shuffled their offensive line this offseason by bringing in five-time All-Pro Steve Hutchinson.
More changes could be coming.
Center Eugene Amano and Leroy Harris, both coming off a pair of surgeries, are back on the field trying to reclaim their starting jobs. At the same time, the Titans are trying to strengthen a unit that uncharacteristically...
Good news for the rest of the AFC South; according to the local newspaper in Tennessee, Matt Hasselbeck is expected to QB1 when the Titans break camp this fall.
Before I get into the specifics, the reason I say it is good news for the rest of the AFC South is because I believe they have enough talent on the roster to challenge Houston for the division in 2012. But I also believe...
With Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker battling for the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback job, all preseason reports have indicated that the competition has been very close so far. At least until now.
David Climer of the Tennessean suspects that Hasselbeck has a nice lead over Locker at this point for the starting job.
“I suspect Hasselbeck is solidly ahead of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans already have shuffled their offensive line this offseason by bringing in five-time All-Pro Steve Hutchinson.
More changes could be coming.
Center Eugene Amano and Leroy Harris, both coming off a pair of surgeries, are back on the field trying to reclaim their starting jobs. At the same time, the Titans are trying to strengthen a unit...
Former Cardinal Fullback and Louisville native Joe Tronzo will join the Louisville football radio broadcast team as a color analyst. Tronzo will replace former Louisville running back Tony Stallings who held the position last year. Stallings was resigned after permanently moving to Los Angeles to continue his acting career.
Tronzo was a member of the Louisville football team from...
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