Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that hooker Andy Titterrell has followed Welsh utility back Matthew J Watkins in leaving the club.
The former British and Irish Lions tourist joined Gloucester from Sale Sharks in the summer of 2007.
He struggled to make an impact and fell behind frenchman Olivier Azam in the battle for the number two shirt.
Watkins last month agreed a two-year deal with Newport Gwent Dragons and Titterell is now free to do the same.
Head coach Bryan Redpath explained that as neither player was guaranteed first team rugby, they were free to explore options away from Kingsholm.
"They're both great lads but I couldn't, in all honesty, make any promises to them in terms of chances in the first team," said Redpath.
"Therefore, we told them both that they were free to explore other options and MJ has obviously sorted himself out first but we'd like to wish them both well for the future."