The Tennessee Titans have cut kicker Rob Bironas after spending nine seasons with the team.
In one of the busiest off-seasons the NFL has seen, Bironas gets cut right before he was owed a $250,000 roster bonus. Bironas was set to make a $2.875 million base salary for the 2014 season as a part of his two-year $6.675 million contract.
“We want to thank Rob for his nine years of service with the Titans,” general manager Ruston Webster said, according to ESPN.com. “He has been an outstanding kicker and we appreciate him both for his contributions on the field and in our community.”
Bironas’ contract came with a $1.5 million signing bonus which will require the Titans to spend $750,000 of cap space in 2014.
Bironas had 1,032 career points as a Titan, which left him just 32 points shy of Al Del Greco’s all-time record for points between the Oilers and Titans organizations.
Bironas made a franchise record 11 game-winning field goals with the Titans, including a 60-yard field goal to beat the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. That 60-yard kick remains the longest field goal in Oilers or Titans history. Bironas also set a record in 2007 by making eight field goals in a game against the Houston Texans.
Bironas is a career 85.7 percent field goal kicker. He has kicked 24 field goals that have been from 50 yards or more. Over his nine seasons, Bironas has missed just two extra points in 317 attempts. He made the Pro Bowl in 2007 and is second in field goals made since 2005 with 239.