Titans release Rob Bironas, amongst other roster moves

The Tennessee Titans have released kicker Rob Bironas, the second-leading scorer in franchise history.

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The Tennessee Titans have released kicker Rob Bironas, the second-leading scorer in franchise history.

Bironas had spent his entire nine-year career with Tennessee and had 1,032 career points to rank behind only Al Del Greco in the history of the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans organization. He has made 85.7 percent of his career field-goal attempts and ranks fourth in NFL history in career accuracy. The 36-year-old Bironas went 25 of 29 on field goals last season.

In a statement announcing the move Wednesday, Titans general manager Ruston Webster said, "We want to thank Rob for his nine years of service to the Titans. He has been an outstanding kicker and we appreciate him both for his contributions on the field and in our community. "

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver/kick returner Marc Mariani, who has spent the last two seasons on injured reserve.

Mariani hasn't played a regular-season game since breaking the tibia and fibula in his left leg during a 2012 exhibition contest. Mariani attempted a comeback last year, but he hurt his shoulder in the preseason and went on injured reserve.

The 26-year-old Mariani made the Pro Bowl as a return specialist in his rookie season of 2010. He has scored on two punt returns and one kickoff return during his career.

Mariani, a former seventh-round draft pick from Montana, has five career receptions for 24 yards. He has averaged 11.2 yards per punt return and 24.8 yards per kickoff return during his career.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans and defensive tackle Antonio Johnson have agreed on a multiyear contract.

The Titans announced the deal Wednesday. Terms and length of the deal weren't disclosed.

Johnson, 29, recorded 35 tackles and a career-high three sacks for the Titans last season while playing all 16 games and making six starts.

The Titans drafted Johnson in the fifth round out of Mississippi State in 2007. The 6-foot-3, 328-pound Johnson spent the entire 2007 season on injured reserve and then played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2008-12. He rejoined the Titans last season.


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