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Titans release 11 to get down to 75-man limit

Facing a reduction in the roster limit from 90 to 75 by tomorrow afternoon, the Tennessee Titans announced today they released the following players:

P/K Will Batson, OL George Bias, WR Chase Deadder, RB Herb Donaldson, WR LaQuinton Evans, WR Marcus Harris, TE Joey Haynos, OL Jonathan Palmer, S Christian Scott, QB Nick Stephens, and OL William Vlachos.

In addition to releasing those players, the Titans put Marc Mariani on injured reserve, ensuring (as we already knew) he would miss the entire 2012 season thanks to the broken leg he suffered against the Cardinals. Rookie safety Markelle Martin was moved from Active/PUP to Reserve/PUP; if the Titans want to activate him, they’ll need to clear a space on the active roster. Kenny Britt remains on Active/PUP. 

There were no surprises to me among any of today’s roster moves. Things are about to get really interesting, though, as the Titans will have to clear an additional 22 places on the active roster by next Friday evening, the day after the preseason finale against the Saints, and a day earlier than cutdown day in the past.