Griffin has been released by the Titans, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports. The 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Griffin played 14 or more games in each of his nine years in Tennessee. The 31-year-old safety is coming off back-to-back seasons with 100+ tackles, but he's become a liability in coverage and was scheduled for an $8.3 million cap hit in 2016. If he's able to land a starting gig elsewhere, he could still be a productive IDP.
Griffin recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Texans. The veteran safety has always been excellent against the run, and his contributions helped limit the Texans to 3.0 yards per carry in what was otherwise an atrocious all-around effort by the Titans. Griffin should get plenty of opportunities to pad his tackle numbers against the Colts next week, as Indianapolis is expected lean on running back Frank Gore after he gashed the Titans for 86 yards and two touchdowns back in Week 3.
Griffin recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 42-39 win over Jacksonville. This was not a pretty game for either defense, but Griffin's sure tackling went a long way toward helping the Titans pick up a win. The 30-year-old safety has 73 tackles in 11 games played this season after recording a career-high 112 in 2014.
Griffin (knee) recorded a season-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 20-6 loss at Houston. The 30-year-old safety returned with a vengeance after missing last week's tilt against Atlanta. Griffin and the defense have gotten plenty of opportunities to pile up tackles in recent weeks, as Tennessee's inept offense has failed to sustain long drives.
Griffin (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans. Griffin - who racked up 112 tackles and two picks last season - checks back into the Titans' lineup with 27 tackles and a pick through five games, numbers to give him a degree of IDP utility when he is healthy.