Sirmon Asks Titans for Release

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  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

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    SUMMARY: LB Peter Sirmon has requested the Titans release him via a fax to GM Floyd Reese. "I have enjoyed my time here in Tennessee, but with the uncertainty surrounding my situation with the Titans, I think it’s best to turn the page and move on with my career," Sirmon said. The Titans signed David Thornton this week who would likely play in Sirmon's position. There has been some speculation of moving Sirmon to the middle which would mean less playing time because of the amount of use of the nickel formation. "I have no problem at all competing for a position, if it’s a true competition", said Sirmon. "I have complete confidence in my abilities to do so, but I also know how the business works sometimes if you’re the odd man out or you’re a player who is only on the field for 30 or 40 percent of the snaps." Sirmon has one year remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $4.6 million, including a base of $2.4 million, the amount that would be saved if the Titans grant his request.

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  2. Brian

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    Bad move Pete.
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  3. MadAboutMcNair

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    I'm stunned. I don't know why. Pete seems like a proud guy, I guess it makes sense that he would want to get more playing time. I think it sucks. But after last year, I almost don't care who they cut or who wants off this team.
    I like Pete and I wish him well in the future. I love getting the 2.4 million back though.
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  4. GoT

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    Make him pay the remaining CAP value of his SB bonus back. I think that would be added back to the current CAP
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  5. Gunny

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    Must be why you wanna pack up and run from the competition.
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  6. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    Yep. I'm surprised as well. Anyway, get that kind of attitude out of the locker room.

    Any ideas on his trade value?
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  7. Gunny

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    hopefully a 3rd. :brow:
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  8. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

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    :wave: uh, you're not good enough to ask to be released.
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  9. Gunny

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    $2.4 - Help sign Hope.
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  10. TitanJeff

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    I can understand Sirmon wanting to make the move now but I don't care for him asking for this through the media. He's lost his position and the Titans appear ready to bring someone in there too. Reynolds should be ready to step in at some point so the writing is on the wall for him and chances are he might be released at some point anyway.

    Maybe Reese can shop him around a bit. Anyone have a #2 safety with experience who might need him? I'd take a fourth-rounder for him.
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