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Tennessee Titans release Shonn Greene

The Tennessee Titans have thinned out their backfield ahead of minicamp.

The Titans released running back Shonn Greene on Tuesday morning, the team announced.

The running back reported to the team after previously skipping voluntary offseason workouts. He was scheduled to make $3.25 million on a three-year, $10 million deal signed in 2013.

After back-to-back 1,000-plus-yard seasons with the New York Jets, Greene was a heavy disappointment in two seasons in Tennessee. He complied 687 yards on 171 carries and just six touchdowns in 24 games over two years.

NFL Media's Marc Sessler ranked the Titans as the 31st rated backfield in the NFL in his most recent project. Greene was already slotted behind Bishop Sankey and rookie David Cobb, who NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah cooed over.

Greene's release isn't a shocker given his poor play and dwindling talents. The Titans will move forward with the young duo and Dexter McCluster as a pass-catching option out of the backfield.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast discusses Dez Bryant's contract situation and ranks the best backfields for the 2015 season. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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