NASHVILLE (KXAN) – The Tennessee Titans released veteran safety Michael Griffin on Tuesday.
A first-round draft pick in 2007 at No. 19 overall out of Texas, Griffin was a two-time Pro Bowl pick in 2008 and 2010 whose 141 games played tied Corey Graham of Buffalo for most games played by a safety between 2007 and 2015. Griffin had 25 interceptions and also became the fifth player in franchise history with 900 career tackles and the most by a safety.
Griffin wrote on Twitter that he knew his time would come. “I cherished every minute of it. It’s been real Tennessee. Thanks for everything. #nextchapter.”
Titans coach Mike Mularkey had this to say about Griffin: “He touched a lot of people in this community and in our organization. I want to wish him the best and I hope he is remembered as a great Titan.”
Griffin was a key member of the Texas defense that won the 2005 National Championship, including a big interception on the USC goal line in the Rose Bowl game. Griffin graduated from Bowie High School in Austin in 2003 where he was an outstanding running back and defensive back.