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Shonn Greene released by the Tennessee Titans

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The Tennessee Titans and their fans have reason to be excited ahead of the 2015 NFL season. 

The Titans have undergone some big changes ahead of the new year, and have decided to completely retool and rebuild the roster for the near future. 

That includes bringing in former Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick out of Oregon and using their second round pick on the explosive wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

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Shonn Gone

As well as bringing in a QB and receiver, the Titans also snagged themselves a brand new running back, managing to draft former Minnesota halfback David Cobb in the 5th round with the 138th overall pick.

That seemingly proved a problem for Shonn Greene, who has now been released by the Titans after declining to show up for the Titans’ voluntary offseason workouts, according to a tweet from Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

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Greene was due to make $3.25 million in 2015, the final year on the three-year, $10 million contract that he signed with the Titans in 2013.

Greene managed only 392 yards last season, so he wasn’t much more than a mediocre running back, and a $3.25 million salary is more than mediocre running backs can expect in today’s NFL. It was really no surprise that he was let go.

The Titans drafted running back Bishop Sankey last year and Cobb this year, so they are moving on to younger and a hell of a lot cheaper pair of running backs in the backfield. Greene would have been the number three on their depth chart and no one is winning in that situation.

Greene will likely move on to another NFL, where he’ll have to take significantly less money to be a backup or training camp tryout.

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