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Floyd Reese, the General Manager of the Tennessee Titans’ Super Bowl squad, died at the age of 73.

— Floyd Reese, the general manager who put together the Titans’ lone Super Bowl roster, passed away on Saturday.
His demise was revealed to the squad by his family.
According to a social media post from ESPN 102.5 The Game, where Reese worked until mid-December, Reese battled cancer and was with his family when he died.
Reese spent 21 years with the Oilers-Titans as a coach and administrator, and he is the franchise’s all-time winningest general manager.
“As general manager, he constructed a club that saw continuous success and guided our franchise through the best and worst of times,” controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said.
“His excellent eye for talent led him to some of our team’s top players in history, which led to some of our greatest accomplishments,” said Reese, who will be enshrined into the team’s Ring of Honor this season.
Eddie George was the Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year in 1996, followed by Jevon Kearse in 1999, and Vince Young in 2006.
Steve McNair, a co-NFL MVP in 2003, was elevated to No. 1 by him.
Being general manager of the Houston Oilers at the time, he selected the No. 3 overall choice in his second draft.
McNair and George, the 14th overall pick in 1996, were described by Reese as “important building stones.”
His wife, Sally, as well as his children and grandchildren, survive him.