NASHVILLE, June 18 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans have waived middle linebacker Randall Godfrey, the team's leading tackler two of the last three seasons, for salary cap purposes.
The move is somewhat surprising since the Titans reworked Godfrey's contract in February.
But with the Titans hoping to re-sign punter Craig Hentrich and center Gennaro DiNapoli, they needed more money under the salary cap.
Frank Chamberlin, who has served as primarily a reserve for the last three years in Tennessee, and Rocky Calmus, a fourth-round pick in 2002, will compete for the middle linebacker job.
Godfrey led the Titans in tackles in 2001 and 2001 -- his first two years with the team - but missed eight games due to an ankle injury last season.
A seven-year veteran, Godfrey played his first four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and led them in tackles in 1999.