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Police say former Titans kicker Rob Bironas killed in car accident near his Nashville home

  • FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas warms up before an NFL football game between the Titans and the San Diego Chargers in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police.  (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas warms up before an NFL football game between the Titans and the San Diego Chargers in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This May 30, 2013 file photo shows then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - This May 30, 2013 file photo shows then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this Dec. 3, 2006 file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas leaves the field after kicking a 60-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 in an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014, after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    FILE -- In this Dec. 3, 2006 file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas leaves the field after kicking a 60-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 in an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014, after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas has died after a car accident near his home, according to police.

Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. Saturday less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police say there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

The Titans released Bironas in March. He was the fourth most-accurate kicker in NFL history.

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