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March 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Report: Titans to release Matt Hasselbeck

Tennessee Titans release quarterback Matt Hasselbeck
By Jim Wyatt | The Tennessean

The sticking point for Matt Hasselbeck in his negotiation with the Seahawks two years ago was how long into the 2012 season the team would remain committed to him.

Well, he made it through two seasons with the Titans, but now he has been released, according to the Tennessean.

He is simply the best quarterback in Seattle’s history. The guy who in 2001 came to a franchise that had won three playoff games in its history and led it to five postseason wins over his decade in the pocket.

Hasselbeck was scheduled to make $5.5 million this year. His departure is a pretty unequivocal statement in Jake Locker.

Hasselbeck isn’t going to be out of work for long, and one of the most interesting things to watch will be whether he winds up back in the NFC West with Arizona.

“I want to thank Matt for his contributions to our team over the last two years. 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.”
   — Ruston Webster, Titans GM, to The Tennessean.

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