Titans release QB Alex Tanney, two others

Titans release QB Alex Tanney, two others

Quarterback Alex Tanney indicated on Twitter Monday that he has been released by the Tennessee Titans.

A short time later, the Titans confirmed the move and also announced the releases of running back Khalfani Muhammad and defensive lineman Johnny Maxey.

Tanney, who has been with the Titans for most of the past three seasons, split between the active roster and the practice squad, became expendable when the club drafted rookie quarterback Luke Falk of Washington State in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Tanney, who played college football at Monmouth (Ill.), played in one game for the Titans, coming off the bench in the 2015 season finale at Indianapolis and completed 10 of 14 passes for 99 yards.

Tanney, best known perhaps for his YouTube video of trick shots with a football, has been a journeyman since originally signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 as an undrafted rookie.

In his time in the NFL, mostly in training camps and on practice squads, Tanney has played for the Chiefs, cowboys, Browns, Buccaneers, Titans, Bills, Colts and Titans again.

Tanney’s release leaves the Titans with four quarterbacks on the roster – starter Marcus Mariota, veteran backup Blaine Gabbert, Falk and Tyler Ferguson, who spent part of last season on the Tennessee practice squad.

Muhammad was a seventh-round pick of the Titans from the University of California last season. He spent most of his rookie year on the practice squad, but was brought up to the active roster late in the year and for the playoffs after DeMarco Murray was injured.

Maxey spent his time with the Titans organization on the practice squad and off-season roster.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *