The Tennessee Titans have released longtime safety Michael Griffin after nine seasons.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning by the organization, where the team thanked Griffin for his time with the franchise.
“I want to thank Griff for his time here with the organization,” said Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey. “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.”
During his nine seasons, Griffin totaled 25 interceptions – a tie for eighth in franchise history.
According to the organization, he was the fifth player in team history to record 900 career tackles and was the highest-ranking safety on the list.
He was picked 19th overall as the first-round draft pick out of the University of Texas in 2007.
Griffin wrote on Twitter that he knew his time would come.
I knew one day my time would come and I cherished every minute of it. It's been real Tennessee?. Thanks for everything. #nextchapter
— Michael Griffin (@MikeGriff33) February 9, 2016