Titans waive five

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 6:31pm

The Tennessee Titans waived veteran linebacker Rob Reynolds and four other players on Tuesday.

Also released were quarterbacks Kent Smith and David Korel, linebacker Brock Stratton and safety Erik Keys.

The moves clear the way for the Titans to sign their remaining five draft choices and be at the training camp roster limit of 85 players, not counting NFL Europe exemptions.

Reynolds, a fifth-round draft pick from 2004, played on special teams for much of his Titans career, getting one start in each of his first two seasons with Tennessee.

Last season, Reynolds was limited to four games because of a quadriceps injury.

Reynolds, who is from Bowling Green, Ky., was also arrested on a domestic assault charge involving his ex-wife in Ohio last year during the Titans’ bye week and did not play after that incident. He was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 11.

“Jeff [Fisher] and I talked about it, and we felt like these five players were the ones we needed to let go to make room for the other five draft picks,” Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said. “There is still a chance that we could add a player or two from NFL Europe, but by and large, our roster is set for training camp now.”

Reinfeldt added that the Titans are close to agreeing to terms with a couple of players and said he expects contract talks for first-round pick Michael Griffin to heat up soon.

“I would expect that we’ll make some progress in the next couple of days. There are only a couple of first-rounders who have signed, so it’s been a little slow,” Reinfeldt said.

STILL MANEUVERING: Manny Arora, the attorney for suspended Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, is scheduled to meet with the district attorney and the judge in the matter in Las Vegas on Monday.

According to Arora, the meeting is simply to schedule the preliminary hearing and discuss other potential dates regarding the two felony counts of coercion Jones faces in connection with the fight inside a Las Vegas strip club in February that escalated into a triple shooting outside the establishment.

Arora said there are witnesses in the Las Vegas case who say Jones did not make threats in the club, but was threatened by one of the bouncers.

“They didn’t leak that part of it to the media, but we have investigated and a witness said a bouncer told Jones he would break his knees,” Arora said. “We’re going to have to ride this thing out, but I’m confident that the Vegas thing is falling apart.”

As for the strip club incident in June where Jones still has not talked to police as a witness, Arora said he told police there they were welcome to question him at his home in Franklin or when he is back in Atlanta at his suburban residence there.

“They want him to come down to the police station, and that would turn it into a media circus,” Arora said.

Arora said Jones and those he was with left and were at a Waffle House miles away when shots were allegedly fired. He said from his interview work in the matter that the other group fired shots first at the men police allege are acquaintances of Jones.

Arora said it is his understanding from Jones’ agent Michael Huyghue that the cornerback will be allowed into training camp, though a final decision will still have to come from Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Arora said his goal is for Jones to be cleared in the Las Vegas matter, the 2006 pending case of felony obstruction in Georgia and to return to playing football.

“My goal is to have him back on the football before the 10 games [of the suspension],” Arora said. “That’s my goal.”

Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt declined comment regarding Jones’ participation in training camp, saying only that the matter “is between the commissioner and Adam Jones.”

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