Titans release OLB Shaun Phillips

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans have released veteran outside linebacker Shaun Phillips and will turn to younger options for the rest of the season.

The Tennessean earlier reported the move.

Phillips played as the team's third outside linebacker behind starters Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley. Wimbley left Sunday's game at Philadelphia with a pulled hamstring.

Wimbley's injury, however, wasn't enough to prompt the Titans to stick with Phillips, 33, who has two sacks this season.

Quentin Groves likely will get some additional snaps. The Titans promoted linebacker Justin Staples off their practice squad last week, and coach Ken Whisenhunt said he could get looks inside and outside.

To fill Phillips' spot, the Titans promoted Dontay Moch from the practice squad.

The Titans also placed starting center Brian Schwenke on injured-reserve after he suffered a torn left MCL on Sunday in Philadelphia. Veteran Chris Spencer will likely take over, and the team signed interior lineman Eric Olsen, who was with the team in the offseason and through training camp.