Titans release Matt Hasselbeck

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Matt Hasselbeck is the most productive quarterback in Seahawks history. He’s also without a job today after being released by the Titans.

“I want to thank Matt for his contributions to our team over the last two years,” Titans general manager Ruston Webster said. “He was an important part of the transition process — he was a pro at every turn and he provided an example to the rest of the team. I know that we are a better team for his being here and we wish him the best.”

Hasselbeck, who was voted to the franchise’s 35th Anniversary team, signed with the Titans in 2011 after the Seahawks opted against re-signing him.

“My time in Seattle means a great deal, because of how hard it was to really turn the program back around,” he said last summer in the story announcing his selection to the 35th Anniversary team.

Hasselbeck was referring to the 9-7 and 7-9 records in his first two seasons with the Seahawks before they went 10-6, 9-7, 13-3, 9-7 and 10-6 the next five seasons.

“Then, offensively were started clicking, and settling in on stuff we really, really loved and owned,” he said. “We had confidence in what we were doing and in each other. It was a pivotal time. After that, even the bad stuff that happened to us, we learned from it.”

Chris Mortenson at ESPN.com reports that the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Colts, Saints, Giants, 49ers and Buccaneers could be interested in signing Hasselbeck. “And list could grow,” he said on his Twitter account.


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