Titans release Young

Vince Young is pictured during a game against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.,...

Vince Young is pictured during a game against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 6, 2009. (ANDY LYONS/Getty Images/AFP)

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NASHVILLE - Vince Young's run in Tennessee is officially over.

As expected, the Titans released the Texas product on Thursday.

Tennessee informed Young in January that he would no longer be a part of the team's future plans.

"As we have said since January, it was time for us to go in a different direction at quarterback and we have done that," Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said.

The Titans have moved on at the quarterback position, agreeing to terms with Matt Hasselbeck on Wednesday and selecting Jake Locker with the eighth overall pick in this year's draft.

Young battled questions about his work ethic, leadership and injuries during his five-year career in Tennessee.

A season-ending thumb injury limited Young to nine games in 2010. He completed 93 passes for 1,255 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Originally drafted by the Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 draft, Young threw for 8,098 yards, 42 touchdowns and 42 interceptions in 54 games with Tennessee.

The Titans also waived defensive tackle Tony Brown, running back Dominique Lindsay, defensive ends Marcus Howard and Kareem Brown and offensive lineman Jeff Hansen.


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