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Titans say that Vince Young won’t be returning in 2011…


Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams says it’s time to let Vince Young go and find his franchise’s next new quarterback.The Titans released a statement Wednesday night in which Adams said Young won’t be on the team’s roster next season, but he’s still evaluating the coaching staff, including head coach Jeff Fisher. Adams says he wishes things had worked out better, but he thinks it’s best for the franchise to move on without Young.

General manager Mike Reinfeldt informed agent Tom Condon that Young isn’t in the team’s plans for the future. But league rules keep Young from being released until Feb. 7, and he cannot be traded until the first day of the league year. Reinfeldt says Young is welcome to rehab his season-ending thumb injury at the team facility.

Young, the No. 3 overall pick in 2006, has had several run-ins with Fisher during his tenure in Nashville. Most recently, Fisher and Young clashed in the team locker room on Nov. 21, following the Titans’ 19-16 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Young, who was injured in the game and eventually placed on injured reserve, walked out of the room during Fisher’s postgame speech and two days later Fisher said Young was not welcome at the team facility.

It was expected the team would not bring both Young and Fisher back for next season.

Fisher said talks with the team were ongoing during his weekly radio show Tuesday night. His job status has been in question since the Titans lost eight of their final nine games for a 6-10 record, but the NFL’s uncertain labor situation could keep him around.

“We didn’t anticipate coming to any decisions or conclusions or solutions, if you will, today,” Fisher said at the start of his show. “Talks have been ongoing. As I said yesterday, it’s a process. It’s a complicated process, and there’s a lot of moving parts. We’re all trusting that collectively we’ll arrive at the best decision.”

Fisher is under contract for 2011 at an estimated $6.5 million. Young is due a $4.25 million roster bonus on the 10th day of the new league year, whenever that starts. His salary for 2011 is $8.5 million.

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