Titans cut Velasco, place Marc Mariani on IR

Titans cut Velasco, place Marc Mariani on IR (Image 1)
Titans cut Velasco, place Marc Mariani on IR (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans have
released Fernando Velasco, who started 16 games last season on the
offensive line, and placed returner Marc Mariani on injured reserve.

The Titans announced their roster moves Saturday as they trimmed to 53.

Velasco became a starter when Eugene Amano tore a
tricep in August 2012, and the lineman started 13 games at center and
three at guard. He signed a tender this offseason to stay with
Tennessee.

Tennessee also released Rusty Smith, choosing to go with two quarterbacks in Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Titans also waived defensive tackle Stefan
Charles; tight end Jack Doyle; safety Corey Lynch; fullback Collin
Mooney; receiver Rashad Ross; linebackers Tim Shaw and Scott Solomon and
Jonathan Willard and cornerback Khalid Wooten.

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