Tennessee Titans release QB Vince Young

The Tennessee Titans have released Vince Young, finally cutting ties with the quarterback they made the No. 3 pick overall in the 2006 draft.

The team announced the move Thursday, nearly eight months after owner Bud Adams said the team would trade or release Young.

Young is 30-18 in five seasons, including a playoff loss. He's battled questions over his work ethic, leadership and injuries.

With the new labor deal, the Titans had to move quickly to avoid paying Young a $4.25 million roster bonus that had previously been due on the 10th day of a new league year. He also was scheduled for $8.5 million in salary this season, making him too pricey to trade to another team.