The Tennessee Titans have cleaned out some of their veteran backup linebackers in final cuts, letting go of Josh Stamer and Rocky Boiman, according to a league source.
Stamer had been a special teams mainstay in 2008 since coming over from the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, but a groin injury cost him virtually all of training camp and preseason. His agent, Bob Lattinville, was hopeful that the Titans might re-sign him once he is healthy down the road.
Boiman was trying to make a return engagement to the Titans after leaving as a free agent after the 2005 season. He had been with the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs since then.
The moves leave the Titans with relative youth behind their starting linebackers, with Colin Allred the most experienced in his third year, along with second-year man Stanford Keglar and rookie Gerald McRath.
The Titans also have Ryan Fowler, a former starting middle linebacker, but his status has not yet been determined.