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Titans release safety Schulters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2005) -- The Tennessee Titans released safety Lance Schulters shortly after failing to reach agreement on a new salary cap-friendly deal.

The Titans, who cut six high-priced veterans in February, had been expected to release the seven-year veteran in their attempt to rebuild and free up enough salary-cap space to build up other weak areas this season.

Schulters was paid a roster bonus in March. Team officials and agent Brian Levy made one last attempt at finding a price both could agree earlier this week.

"We floated some ideas back and forth," Levy said. "I don't think either of us felt comfortable with the other's ideas. So we just felt it would be best at this time we parted ways amicably. We've accomplished that."

Schulters revived the Tennessee defense when signed as a free agent in 2002 after beginning his career in San Francisco. He didn't miss a start until injuring his left foot in the third game last year and missed the rest of the season.

Schulters has 5½ sacks and 15 interceptions in his career, and he had 192 tackles and six interceptions in his three seasons with the Titans.

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