Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident

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FILE -- This Sept. 22, 2013 file photo shows Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas warming up before an NFL football game between the Titans and the San Diego Chargers in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans announced Wednesday, March 19, 2014, that they have waived Bironas. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, shakes hands with Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas after an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The Titans won 16-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
CORRECTS TO BRETT HERN NOT RYAN FITZPATRICK - Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, right, boots a field goal as Brett Hern holds in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Titans won 19-6. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Minnesota Vikings' Marcus Sherels (35) runs from Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) while returning a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, right, signs autographs after NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) celebrates his 32-yard field goal during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Tennessee Titans place kicker Rob Bironas (2) and punter Chad Cunningham (3) practice as the sun sets during NFL football training camp on Sunday, July 31, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) is congratulated by a fan after kicking the game-winning 53-yard field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 in Houston. The Titans beat the Texans 20-17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tennessee Titans place kicker Rob Bironas, right, works out under the watch of strength and conditioning coach Steve Watterson, left, during football practice in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, May 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tennessee Titans place kicker Rob Bironas, left, talks with Green Bay Packers kicker Martin Crosby, right, after Bironas kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime to beat the Green Bay Packers 19-16 in an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. The Tennessee Titans now get to see how their undefeated start plays on the road. The Titans (8-0) head to Chicago, then Jacksonville with a visit to Detroit on Thanksgiving, with a quick stop home to host the New York Jets mixed in. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Rob Bironas #2 of the Tennessee Titans plays against the Arizona Cardinals at LP Field on December 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Rob Bironas #2 of the Tennessee Titans watches from the sideline during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at LP Field on October 20, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Kicker Rob Bironas #2 of the Tennessee Titans plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field on December 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 8: Rob Bironas # 2 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after kicking a field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on September 8, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Rob Bironas #2 of the Tennessee Titans smiles on the sideline against the New Orleans Saints at LP Field on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 4: Rob Bironas #2 of the Tennessee Titans reacts after completing a field goal during their NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Rob Bironas #2 of the Tennessee Titans against the Jacksonville Jaguars during their season opener at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas is shown during a game in Nashville, Tenn. on December 2, 2007. (AP Photo)
Tennessee Titans placekicker Rob Bironas (2), of the AFC team, poses with Kelsey Campbell, left, and Aureana Tseu, right, during a photo session for the Pro Bowl football game, Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Members of the AFC team, Tennessee Titans placekicker Rob Bironas (2), Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (92) and Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (93), pose with Aureana Tseu, right, and Kelsey Campbell, left, during a photo session for the Pro Bowl football game, Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
** FILE ** This Jan. 10, 2009 file photo shows Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas leaving the field after the Titans lost to the Baltimore Ravens 13-10 in an NFL divisional playoff football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans have agreed to terms with Bironas on a multiyear contract. Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said Wednesday Feb. 18, 2009, in announcing the deal that Bironas is one of the best kickers in the NFL.(AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas has died after a car accident near his home, according to police.

Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. Saturday less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police say there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

The Titans released Bironas in March. He was the fourth most-accurate kicker in NFL history.

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