Texas safety Michael Griffin blocks a punt from Baylor's Daniel Sepulveda in second quarter on Saturday Oct. 2, 2004, at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Jay Janner/ Austin American-Statesman

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Longhorn great Michael Griffin released by Titans

Posted February 9th, 2016

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The Tennessee Titans have released former Longhorn great Michael Griffin, the team announced Tuesday.

Griffin played nine seasons for the Titans and played in two Pro Bowls.

“I want to thank Griff for his time here with the organization,’’ Titans coach Mike Mularkey said in a statement released by the team. “He was a leader who showed up to work every day in an effort to get better, and I appreciated his effort both on and off the field for this team. He touched a lot of people in this community and in our organization. I want to wish him the best, and I hope he will always be remembered as a great Titan.”

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Griffin thanked fans on Twitter.

Griffin, 31,  was set to make $6.5 million this upcoming season.

The Austin native was a member of the 2005 BCS National Championship team and had a key interception in the 41-38 win. He played in 37 games for the Longhorns and had 238 tackles in his career. His six blocked punts is a school record.

He was the 19th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Before playing for the Longhorns Griffin was a standout at Austin Bowie High School.

 

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