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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Running back Skip Hicks, claimed off waivers by the Titans nearly a year ago, was released by Tennessee on Sunday.

Hicks had been competing with Robert Holcombe to back up Eddie George. But Holcombe played well on special teams and led Tennessee in rushing this preseason, while Hicks averaged nearly a yard less per carry.

Holcombe carried 27 times for 100 yards with a long run of 23 yards. Hicks, who dropped a swing pass Friday night in a 21-20 loss to Green Bay, carried 32 times for 94 yards.

The Titans also waived safety Tony George, receiver Chris Coleman, guard Barry Hall and defensive tackle Joe Salave'a. The Titans reached the mandated 53-man roster by placing safety Bobby Myers on injured reserve as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in last year's season opener.