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Titans release veteran kicker Rob Bironas

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm •  Published: March 19, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have released Rob Bironas, the franchise's second-leading career scorer and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history.

Bironas had 1,032 career points in his nine-year career with Tennessee and was just 28 points behind Al Del Greco, the top scorer in the history of the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans organization. Bironas has made 85.7 percent of his career field-goal attempts (239 of 279) to rank fourth in NFL history in accuracy.

The 36-year-old Bironas went 25 of 29 on field goals last season. He also made all 41 of his extra-point attempts to improve to 315 of 317 during his career. Bironas hasn't missed an extra-point attempt since his rookie season of 2005.

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

In a statement on his Web site, Bironas thanked the Titans organization for nine great seasons.

He also thanked the city of Nashville and said he looked forward to remaining an active member of the community.

"I'm in the best shape of my life both physically and mentally, and my game is good," Bironas said. "And though it is sad to leave the Titans today, I am leaving on a high note, and I look forward to what is to come."

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