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Michael Griffin is signing a 1-day deal to retire with Titans

Michael Griffin

For one final day, former Tennessee Titans star safety Michael Griffin will be a member of the franchise that he played nine seasons for after being selected by them in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN, the team announced that Griffin would sign a one-day contract on Monday so he can officially retire as a member of the Titans.

“It was a blessing to play 10 years in this league. It wasn’t always easy, but it was always a good time,” Griffin said via phone Sunday afternoon. “I wish I played every second of my career here. But I always felt like a Titan, even when I wasn’t a Titan. I’ll always remember playing in front of those fans in Nashville. I wish the current Titans a ton of success.”

As a member of the Titans from 2007 until the 2015-16 season, the 33-year-old Griffin was selected to two Pro Bowls in 2008 and 2010, racked up 763 total tackles, broke up 60 passes, had 25 interceptions, forced 11 fumbles and recorded 7.0 sacks in 143 games with Tennessee. He was also named a second-team All-Pro during the 2010-11 season.

Griffin was released in February 2016 and signed with the Vikings a short time later. He was released by the Minnesota Vikings following final roster cuts in September 2016 and then signed with the Carolina Panthers.

In 13 games with Carolina in what would be his final NFL season in 2016-17, Griffin managed to record 40 tackles for the Panthers.