Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) attempts the on side kick against Arizona Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor (30) during the second half at LP Field. Arizona won 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Tennessee Titans release kicker Rob Bironas

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For the past nine seasons, Rob Bironas has kicked field goals for the Tennessee Titans.

That will no longer be the case as the Titans opted to release the veteran boot on Wednesday afternoon.

The #Titans are releasing kicker Rob Bironas today, per sources

The Titans are the only home Bironas has known during his NFL career, signing with Tennessee as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Southern University in 2005.

Bironas has been one of the more accurate kickers in the NFL during the past decade (despite playing in some foul conditions), knocking in 85.7 of his field goal attempts during his nine-year NFL career.

The veteran was among the best in the league at 39 yards or less, drilling home an impressive 145 of 154 attempts during his stay with the Titans.

The move will save Tennessee $3.1 million dollars, so it’s understandable that the team decided to cut ties with the 36-year-old kicker given they could likely find a much cheaper alternative on the open market.

Regardless, a tough pill to swallow for many Titans fans, I’m sure.

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