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Titans release veteran DT Shaun Smith


While a list of his former teams would make his resume span many pages, Titans defensive tackle Shaun Smith might want to find room for “fortune teller” on his next one.

The Titans released Smith Wednesday morning, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean.

And even though he was talking and weighing less than ever this offseason, he said in June he knew nothing was promised to him.

Am I worried? I’d be lying if I said I’m not worried,” he said.

He apparently had reason to be.

He signed a three-year, $7.25 million deal last summer, in the midst of the Titans picking four defensive tackles in the past two drafts. But he also got himself in better shape, coming to camp this year in the 330s after playing last year at 362.

Smith was scheduled to make $1.75 million in base salary in 2012, more than they apparently wanted to pay a backup.

Now he gets a chance to add another sticker to the suitcase, after previous stops with the Saints, Bengals (twice), Browns and Chiefs. You don’t get that many former employers without being a headache to at least some of them, but he’s been good enough to keep getting hired, so there’s no reason to think he won’t again.

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10 Responses to “Titans release veteran DT Shaun Smith”
  1. niners816 says: Aug 22, 2012 10:37 AM

    That’s a big boy!

  2. treydeck says: Aug 22, 2012 10:42 AM


  3. chesslungo says: Aug 22, 2012 10:51 AM

    He and Robaire Smith seem to never run out of jobs

  4. madenatewell says: Aug 22, 2012 11:07 AM

    Your move Marty Hurney…

  5. punkyqb says: Aug 22, 2012 11:12 AM

    The Bears could use you. Too bad your not a LT!!

  6. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 22, 2012 11:18 AM

    Many more slightly surprising cuts to come in the next two weeks.
    Some players are going to get the cold slap that is reality…

  7. flipola says: Aug 22, 2012 11:39 AM

    Too much money for an aging backup. The young guys were pushing him down the depth chart.

  8. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 22, 2012 11:49 AM

    Welcome to the Giants…

  9. mikeholmgrenwearsstretchpants says: Aug 22, 2012 12:35 PM

    Stadium security in his future? He’s already perfected the crotch grab & squeeze technique.

  10. canoyoulie says: Aug 22, 2012 10:05 PM

    Romeo Crennel said today he expected a call from Smith … the Chiefs were sorry to see him sign with the Titans, he was good in KC … he would be welcome back in KC to help with Tyson Jackson in a heartbeat …

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