Titans fire GM Ruston Webster, Steve Underwood named president

Monday January 4th, 2016

The Tennessee Titans announced the firing of general manager Ruston Webster and the removal of the interim title on president and CEO Steve Underwood among several front office changes on Monday.

Webster spent four seasons as the Titans’ general manager. The team never made the playoffs under him or finished a season with more than seven wins.

Underwood will lead the search for a new head coach and general manager positions. Vin Marino, the Titans' vice president of football administration, will assume general managing duties in the meantime.

“I am honored and humbled to be asked to continue to serve in this leadership role,” Underwood said in a statement. “We have a great deal of work to do to set up our franchise for long-term success, and we will continue to do everything in our power to move this organization forward. I believe brighter days are on the horizon for our franchise, and I am thankful for this opportunity.”

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Interim head coach Mike Mularkey is a candidate for the permanent position and will be interviewed in the process. He previously served as a head coach for the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tennessee finished the season with a 3–13 record and will pick first in the upcoming NFL draft.

- Christopher Chavez

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