Titans Rumors & News

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • Titans, Kicker Ryan Succop Agree to Contract Extension

    Titansonline.com "Kicker Ryan Succop keeps making field goals, and the Titans are rewarding him for it. The Titans and Succop on Tuesday agreed to a multi-year contract extension that will keep him with the team in 2018 and beyond. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. Succop..." February 20

  • Taylor Lewan throws down gauntlet in defense of Marcus Mariota

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a rough third season. He threw two more interceptions than touchdowns, posting career lows in touchdowns, yards per game, yards per attempt and passer rating. Because this all happened in Year 3, many have wondered if Mariota..." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Eddie George: Titans' Derrick Henry needs 'opportunity to be the guy' next season

    USA Today "Count former Titans superstar Eddie George among those who want to see Derrick Henry given an opportunity “to be the guy” next season, after the backup running back outperformed DeMarco Murray in 2017 and took over for the injured starter during the team’s playoff run. “He’s got to get more..." February 19

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Jarvis Landry's 5 best non-Dolphins fits in NFL free agency

    Sporting News "Jarvis Landry has 400 career catches in only four seasons with the Dolphins. As Miami's premier slot wide receiver is set to hit NFL free agency, several other teams could use his services. Landry, only 25, has a specific set of skills that add up to his unique production. He led the league..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Dean Pees scraps retirement plans after signing multi-year contract

    Pro Football Talk "Dean Pees began having second thoughts about retirement two weeks after turning down a contract extension in Baltimore. “I really started second-guessing myself a little bit: Is this really what I wanted to do? . . . Did I really do the right thing?” Pees said Wednesday, via Jim Wyatt of the..." February 07

  • Titans will “be extremely detailed” with Marcus Mariota’s fundamentals

    Titansonline.com "New Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur has a vision, and if all goes well, it will produce winning results for the offense, and quarterback Marcus Mariota. It doesn’t sound like he plans on doing it with a “three yards and a cloud of dust” approach. LaFleur said on Wednesday he thinks..." February 07

  • Marcus Mariota ready to get to work for 2018 season

    Titansonline.com "As Marcus Mariota made his way to Radio Row early this morning, the temperature outside was minus-8. But the Titans quarterback ditched his coat before heading into Mall of America. A vocal workout was set to begin, as well as a physical one, as he prepared to make the rounds here at Super Bowl..." February 04

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • 49ers blocked Titans from talking with DeMeco Ryans: Report

    247 Sports "The Tennessee Titans recently sought permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach DeMeco Ryans but were denied, according to a report from Titans reporter Jason Wolf of USA TODAY and The Tennessean. "I’m told Titans requested to interview 49ers defensive assistant..." January 30

  • Terrell Williams joins Titans as defensive line coach

    Sporting News "Terrell Williams wasn’t out of work for long. A source told Sporting News on Tuesday that Williams is the Titans' new defensive line coach. Williams, 43, held the same position with the Dolphins the past three seasons before being fired earlier this month." January 30

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Titans hiring Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Titans coach Mike Vrabel now has his coordinators in place. According to Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com, the Titans are expected to name Matt LaFleur as their offensive coordinator." January 30

  • Titans to hire Dean Pees as defensive coordinator

    Tennessean "Titans rookie head coach Mike Vrabel is bolstering his coaching staff with a veteran defensive coordinator who coached him as a player in New England. The Titans are hiring former Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees for the same position, an NFL source confirmed to The Tennessean on Monday..." January 29

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule

    NFL.com "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Pro Bowl MVP 2018: Delanie Walker, Von Miller Win Award Honors

    Bleacher Report "The AFC reigned supreme in a 24-23 victory at the 2018 Pro Bowl on Sunday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and the conference can largely thank Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Walker won the offensive MVP, while Miller captured..." January 28

  • Dean Pees To Join Titans’ Staff?

    Pro Football Rumors "It may be a brief retirement for Dean Pees. The former Ravens and Patriots defensive coordinator announced his retirement on New Years Day, but according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, momentum continues to build for Pees to join the staff of new Titans head coach Mike Vrabel (Twitter..." January 28

  • Marcus Mariota's new QB coach worked with Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson

    Tennessean "Pat O'Hara has coached Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for roles in football movies. Next, he'll turn his attention to Marcus Mariota. The Titans have hired O'Hara as their quarterbacks coach, an NFL source confirmed to The Tennessean on Friday night, after he..." January 27

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • XFL 2.0: Vince McMahon’s company teases “major sports announcement”

    Pro Football Talk "Vince McMahon’s plans to give the XFL a second try appear closer than ever, with a “major sports announcement” set for today. Alpha Entertainment, the sports business McMahon funded by selling $100 million of WWE stock, today said it will have a major announcement at 3 p.m. Eastern. That..." January 25

  • Report: NFL could keep teams in locker room for anthem in 2018

    247 Sports "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and his teammates may have to find a different way to protest racial inequality in 2018. According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, the NFL plans to keep all players in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem next season, which would the..." January 24

  • Titans Interested In Darren Perry For DC?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans and new head coach Mike Vrabel have interest in hiring Packers cornerbacks coach Darren Perry, according to Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com (Twitter link). While it’s unclear exactly what title Perry would potentially hold, Tennessee may want him to serve as defensive coordinator, per..." January 24

  • Titans, Giants To Meet With James Bettcher

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher is scheduled to meet with the Titans and Giants on Tuesday for their vacant DC jobs, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Bettcher is a top candidate for both positions, Rapoport adds. Bettcher was up for the Cardinals’ head..." January 23

  • Deshea Townsend only Titans’ assistant with chance to stay

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Mularkey’s staff is headed out the door with him. Only defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend has a chance to remain in Tennessee under new coach Mike Vrabel, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reports. Vrabel and Townsend played together in Pittsburgh, and Vrabel is interviewing his former teammate at..." January 23

  • Mike Vrabel: I was scared to death coaching against Marcus Mariota

    Pro Football Talk "New Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was previously the defensive coordinator of the Texans, which meant he had to draw up game plans for Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. Vrabel says that wasn’t easy. Vrabel said at his introductory press conference that he found it nerve-wracking to figure out..." January 22

  • Titans: Dick LeBeau will not return as defensive coordinator

    Tennessean "Legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, 80, will not return to the Titans next season, a team source told The Tennessean, perhaps ending one of the most storied careers in NFL history. A different source, with direct knowledge of LeBeau's thinking, told The Tennessean last week that he'd..." January 22

  • Ohio State's Ryan Day considering Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator job: Report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Urban Meyer said last month that quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day turned down an SEC head coaching job to stay with Ohio State, that was a major win for the Buckeyes. Can Meyer and OSU pull it off again? Day is now reportedly considering the offensive coordinator..." January 21

  • Mike Vrabel wants to put Marcus Mariota in a Chip Kelly-style offense

    Pro Football Talk "New Titans coach Mike Vrabel wants to make quarterback Marcus Mariota succeed by putting him in an offense like the one in which he won a Heisman Trophy at Oregon. Vrabel wants to hire Ryan Day as offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Day is a disciple of Chip Kelly, Mariota’s..." January 21

  • Titans coaching search: Rams OC Matt LaFleur third candidate to interview for head coach

    Tennessean "The Titans interviewed Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur for their vacant head coaching position Friday, the team announced. LaFleur is the third candidate to receive an interview, after Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks both..." January 20

  • Are Titans locked onto Mike Vrabel?

    Pro Football Talk "The New England connection could be connecting Houston with the team that moved from Houston two decades ago. Jason Wolf of the Tennessean pegs Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as the “early favorite” to replace Mike Mularkey as coach of the Titans. Once weather allowed interviews to..." January 20

  • Mike Vrabel agrees to become head coach of Titans

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as the 19th head coach in franchise history, the team announced Saturday. Vrabel, 42, will replace Mike Mularkey, who was fired Monday. A 14-year NFL veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion, Vrabel spent the past four seasons coaching the..." January 20

  • Mike Vrabel has 'inside track' to become next Titans HC

    Yardbarker "The Tennessee Titans are looking for a new head coach following the shocking news that Mike Mularkey was fired on Monday, and Mike Vrabel appears to be an early favorite to land the vacant position. According to Jason Wolf of The Tennessean, Vrabel has “the early inside track” to land the..." January 20

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Steve Wilks interview with Titans postponed by snow

    Pro Football Talk "The weather is having a big impact on the Titans’ coaching search. Snow pushed back Steve Wilks’ scheduled interview with the Titans on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The team’s interviews will start Thursday instead with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel." January 17

  • Titans not worried about Mariota under new head coach

    Fanrag Sports "Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson doesn’t think a coaching swap will hinder franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota. While the franchise and head coach Mike Mularkey mutually agreed to part ways earlier in the week, Robinson is not worried about the former Heisman Trophy winner taking a..." January 16

  • Delanie Walker in, Travis Kelce out for Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl replacement parade continued on Tuesday with a change at tight end on the AFC roster. Delanie Walker of the Titans will head to Orlando for the January 28 exhibition game. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who was voted into the game as a starter, withdrew due to an injury. Rob..." January 16

  • How did the Titans go from contract extension to firing Mike Mularkey?

    USA Today "Titans general manager Jon Robinson had “numerous conversations” with team owner Amy Adams Strunk about replacing coach Mike Mularkey, an idea that took root in December, when the team’s three-game losing streak cost a shot at the division title, before deciding to fire the head coach Monday..." January 16

  • Titans Coaching Shuffle Could Mean Mike Vrabel is on His Way Out

    Scout "The NFL coaching shake up continues and the recent parting of ways between the Tennessee Titans and coach Mike Mularkey will put Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel back into the spotlight to land a vacant head coaching position. Vrabel was considered a finalist for both the..." January 15

  • Titans Request Mike Vrabel Interview

    Pro Football Rumors "Hours after announcing they now have a coaching vacancy, the Titans have submitted a request to interview Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. Vrabel, whom John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports (on Twitter) will interview for the job, remains a..." January 15