Titans move south for 2002 NFL realignment

Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 1:00am

The Tennessee Titans are moving south.

Tennessee was shifted into the new AFC South Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Chicago, where the vote was unanimous to realign the league into eight four-team divisions for the 2002 season.

Joining the Titans in the newly created AFC South will be current AFC Central rival Jacksonville, the Indianapolis Colts and the expansion Houston Texans, who begin play in 2002.

The Titans were one of four teams that did not have a vote in the matter. Tennessee, like the St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens, forfeited their right to vote when they relocated. Houston also did not have a vote.

Titans tackle Brad Hopkins expects the Titans new home to be every bit as challenging as the current one.

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