Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL Draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

The All-American started 46 games in his career despite injuries, including a torn rotator cuff that ended his senior year before the Southeastern Conference championship game in December.

Anthony Munoz said his son has not yet decided what he plans to do now.

"When you're not drafted, I think that's a pretty clear indication as Michael has said," Anthony Munoz told The Associated Press. "He'll tell you one door was closed and there's four or five other doors being opened at the same time. It's kind of a divine intervention here."

Michael Munoz, visiting with his family in Ohio, declined to be interviewed by telephone.

HAKIM CUT: The Detroit Lions released receiver Az-Zahir Hakim and free safety Brock Marion, and signed defensive tackle Brandon Kennedy to a one-year deal Monday. Hakim became expendable when the Lions drafted Mike Williams and signed Kevin Johnson last week. Marion probably will be replaced by third-year pro Terrence Holt.

Hakim signed as a free agent in Detroit before the 2002 season, but did not produce the way the Lions hoped he would after watching him excel for St. Louis.

BOLDIN SKIPS PRACTICE: Wide receiver Anquan Boldin skipped the first voluntary on-field workout because of the Arizona Cardinals' failure to extend his contract. Boldin was the 2003 NFL offensive rookie of the year after being chosen in the second round, and believes he deserves first-round money.

"I think the significance is that he feels that he should have a new contract," coach Dennis Green said. "And we feel that he should have a new contract extension, too, so that hasn't changed.

"We said it a long time ago, so it's been over a year since we said it, and it's just unfortunate that we haven't been able to reach an agreement on it."

VIKINGS RELEASE DE: The Minnesota Vikings released veteran defensive end Kenny Mixon and two other players on Monday. Mixon, who had 46 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks last season, ran into trouble off the field several times in his three seasons with the Vikings. He was suspended for two games last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy and also was arrested for drunken driving three times in a 16-month span.

The Vikings also released receiver Blake Elliott and linebacker Mike Nattiel and signed rookie free agent defensive tackle David Harley from Rutgers on Monday.

ALSO: Defensive end Elton Patterson, who played in six games for Jacksonville last season, signed a two-year contract with Cincinnati. Patterson was the Bengals' seventh-round draft pick in 2003 from Central Florida . . . University of Miami quarterback Brock Berlin agreed to terms of a free-agent contract with Miami, the player's agent said. A two-year starter for the Hurricanes, Berlin completed 406 of 700 passes for 5,099 yards and 34 touchdowns.