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Titans name Maxie secondary coach

The Tennessee Titans have hired former Dallas Cowboys assistant Brett Maxie to be their new secondary coach.

Maxie spent four years in Dallas and has coached in the NFL for 14 seasons, following a 13-year playing career.

“What stood out to me was his diverse experience as a player and a coach,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “He has worked with some really good coordinators from a variety of backgrounds. He is a detailed guy who has had a lot of success as a coach and a player. We were aware that his contract had expired, and I talked to a number of people around the league about him and heard nothing but positive things, which is a rarity in this league.”

In addition to the Cowboys, Maxie has also coached for the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers.

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the chance to work with Mike Munchak and Jerry Gray,” Maxie said. “I have played and coached against each of these men and I have great respect for what they are all about and what they have accomplished. Mike has an impeccable reputation as a coach, and I like what I heard about how he runs his team. Jerry and I came into the league as players at the same time (1985) and our teams battled each other in the old NFC West and I have admired his work as a coach through the years.”

Maxie's hiring could be part of a revamping of the Titans secondary as both Marcus Robertson and assistant secondary coach Curtis Fuller were let go.

In addition to that safeties Michael Griffin, Chris Hope, Jordan Babineaux and Anthony Smith are free agents, as is cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

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