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Rob Bironas released by Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans gave their kicker the boot.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reported Wednesday that the Titans released kicker Rob Bironas, according to sources. The team later confirmed the move.

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The 36-year-old Bironas played his entire nine-year NFL career in Tennessee.

The kicker was set to make a base salary of $2.875 million in 2014.

According to Wyatt, the Titans want to get younger at the position. Maikon Bonani, who spent last training camp in Tennessee, will get a look to replace the veteran.

A one-time Pro Bowl selection, Bironas is a career 85.7 percent field goal kicker, including 24 of 34 on kicks of 50 yards and beyond. He was 25 of 29 on field-goal attempts in 2013. The team was concerned with his 61.1 career-low average on kickoffs, however, per Wyatt.

Bironas will exit Tennessee with 1,032 total points, second-highest in franchise history (Oilers/Titans).

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