Titans Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • Mike Mularkey Discusses Marcus Mariota at Owners Meetings

    Titansonline.com "Titans coach Mike Mularkey showed up for his media session here at the NFL owners meetings on crutches. Many of his questions centered on someone who just set aside his own pair: Marcus Mariota. “His status is good,’’ Mularkey said of the Titans quarterback. “His boot is off, he is walking..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Seven teams likely to move down in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "NFL draft day trades have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s not that teams don’t value picks at the same clip as before. Instead, squads simply have not been afraid to give up capital in order to target a specific player. On the other hand, some rebuilding teams have found it a sound..." March 26

  • Titans DL Sylvester Williams Wants to Make Late Father Proud

    Titansonline.com "Sylvester Williams knows his late father is proud of him, and that brings a smile to his face. As a member of the Titans, the team’s new defensive lineman plans to continue doing things to make his father happy. He just wishes his dad could witness it himself. “I remember when I first went..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Titans sign offensive lineman Tim Lelito

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans have made it a point to strengthen both lines, and added some depth on offense Wednesday. According to a tweet from his agents, Saints free agent blocker Tim Lelito has signed with the Titans." March 22

  • Titans GM Jon Robinson: 'We’re not looking for a bunch of choir boys'

    Tennessean "Jack Conklin is the ideal Jon Robinson player. A former walk-on at Michigan State, the tackle became an All-Pro as a rookie. He was everything Robinson could have hoped for and more, both on and off the field, when the Titans’ new general manager traded up last year to make his first draft pick..." March 21

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Mike Mularkey feels Marcus Mariota’s pain

    Pro Football Talk "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota might be limited for part of the offseason because of his broken leg. But at least he’s ahead of his coach. Via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, Titans coach Mike Mularkey is in a walking boot and using a scooter after having toe surgery. “Marcus..." March 17

  • Colts free agent outside linebacker Erik Walden visiting the Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the AFC South hasn’t been the most decorated division in football. But it’s certainly among the most intramural. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, outside linebacker Erik Walden is visiting the Titans, the latest player to look for work within the division. Walden had a..." March 13

  • Titans Signing DT Sylvester Williams To Three-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Peter Schrager is reporting that the Titans and DL Sylvester Williams have agreed to terms on a three-year contract. The Broncos reportedly has some interest in bringing Williams back, but they planned to see what else was out there for them. The defensive tackle market is actually pretty..." March 11

  • Titans re-sign Karl Klug, Nate Palmer

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive lineman Karl Klug saw his 2016 season come to an early end because of a torn Achilles, but that won’t be his final moment in a Titans uniform. The Titans announced that they have re-signed Klug, who has been with the Titans since they made him a fifth-round pick in the 2011 draft...." March 10

  • Falcons wideout Eric Weems heading to Tennessee

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans are apparently serious about improving on special teams. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems is heading to Tennessee. Weems was never really a factor on offense, catching one pass in the last two seasons for the Falcons. But he was a special..." March 10

  • One-year, $1.51 million contract for Chance Warmack

    Pro Football Talk "Four years ago, Alabama guard Chance Warmack entered the NFL via the top 10 of the draft, playing for a Titans team with a pair of Hall of Fame offensive linemen on the coaching staff. Now, the Titans have moved on, and Warmack will try to position himself for a bigger payday with a one-year..." March 10

  • Logan Ryan Departing Patriots, Agrees To Terms With Titans In Free Agency

    NESN "The New England Patriots lost a defensive starter in free agency late Thursday night. Logan Ryan and the Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a contract, according to the cornerback’s agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod. The deal is worth $30 million over three years, a source told NFL..." March 10

  • Titans to sign safety Cyprien

    Tennessean "The Titans are signing former Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien, ESPN reports. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Free agency officially begins at 3 p.m. The 6-foot, 217-pound Cyprien, known for his physicality, was the 33rd overall pick in the second round out of Florida International..." March 09

  • Details on Vince Young Signing With CFL Team

    Black Sports Online "VY is back playing football it will just be in the CFL according to TMZ Sports. Saskatchewan Roughriders are willing to give the 33-year-old former quarterback a chance. Does VY have anything left in the tank? We will find out soon." March 08

  • Saints turned down Titans’ No. 18 pick for Brandin Cooks

    Sportsnaut "Based on the offers the New Orleans Saints have reportedly turned down for Brandin Cooks, it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere this offseason. The franchise reportedly turned down the New England Patriots’ first-round pick last week. The Saints have since been in contact with the Tennessee..." March 08

  • Terrelle Pryor Drawing Interest From Giants, 49ers, Eagles, Titans

    Pro Football Rumors "Terrelle Pryor is days away from free agency and, as expected, he’ll have a healthy market for his services. The wide receiver is drawing interest from the Giants, 49ers, Eagles, and Titans on the eve of the legal tampering period, sources tell Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. More teams could get..." March 06

  • Titans Now “Front Runner” To Trade For Brandin Cooks?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports is hearing that the Titans may now be the “front runners” to trade for Saints WR Brandin Cooks. Reports from the past week have mentioned the Titans, Eagles and Patriots as teams with interest in a potential Cooks trade. This past weekend, Josh Katzenstein of..." March 06

  • Marcus Mariota on track to be healthy in time for training camp

    NFL.com "The Titans remain optimistic about the prognosis of their star quarterback, Marcus Mariota. Head coach Mike Mularkey said at the combine this week that Mariota, who broke his right fibula at the end of December and is currently spending time at his new home in Oregon, is still right on schedule..." March 05

  • Steelers & Titans Interested In Free Agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that an intriguing market is developing for Bengals free agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick that includes the Steelers and Titans. Kirkpatrick, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $8.622 million rookie contract,..." March 04

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Titans, Eagles talking to Saints about trading for Brandin Cooks

    Pro Football Talk "Officially, the Saints say they’re planning to keep receiver Brandin Cooks. But trade talks are ongoing. The Titans and Eagles are both interested in acquiring Cooks in a trade with the Saints, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. The Titans appear to be the more likely destination. Cooks..." March 02

  • 49ers, Eagles, Titans, and Bears among teams rumored to pursue Alshon Jeffery

    Bleacher Report "Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is among the biggest prizes in free agency, and early indications are that he will have no shortage of suitors. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans are among the teams expected to pursue him. Also,..." March 02

  • Titans Agree to Terms with Veteran QB Matt Cassel

    Titansonline.com "The Titans will spend this offseason waiting for starting quarterback Marcus Mariota to fully recover from last year’s injury. A familiar face – veteran quarterback Matt Cassel — will be on standby, ready to do whatever is necessary. The Titans agreed to terms on a contract extension with..." March 02

  • GM: Titans would consider trading the No. 5 pick

    ESPN "Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson, who dealt out of the first pick in the draft last year, is talking about the potential for a trade high in the draft again. Because of the 2016 deal that sent the No. 1 pick to the Los Angeles Rams, Robinson and the Titans have the No. 5 pick this..." March 02

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system

    NFL.com "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Titans prepared to spend big money on receivers

    Sportsnaut "Could Alshon Jeffery be headed to the Tennessee Titans? How about DeSean Jackson or Pierre Garcon? While we don’t know who the Titans will try to land, word is the team is willing to break the bank to land elite talent to play with young quarterback Marcus Mariota. Appearing on Good Morning..." February 28

  • Trump Hotel Sues NFL Player Over Wedding Reception

    TMZ "Donald Trump's Chicago hotel is suing an NFL player and his bride for allegedly stiffing the hotel on a big wedding bill, but it seems from the lawsuit something went wrong during the reception. Tennessee Titans linebacker Justin Staples tied the knot with Amber last June and, judging from the..." February 26

  • Past trades net Patriots, Titans third-round compensatory picks

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns and Patriots agreed on a trade sending linebacker Jamie Collins from New England to Cleveland, the pick going back to the Patriots was unknown. If the Browns got a third-round compensatory pick, they would convey it to the Patriots. The Browns found out that they did get a..." February 24

  • Marcus Mariota 'getting healthy' in prep for 2017

    NFL.com "The broken right fibula sustained by Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota got lost in the shuffle a bit nationally, especially with the dominant Oakland Raiders losing Derek Carr to a broken leg around the same time. But Mariota, and the Titans' brass, want everyone to know that he's going to be..." February 23

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • Titans not interested in appearing on ‘Hard Knocks’

    Yardbarker "The annual HBO series “Hard Knocks” is very popular around the football world. It follows a specific team around throughout training camp and the preseason. The initial idea here was to give fans inside access as to what happens behind the scenes. Though, as the show itself continues to be..." February 16

  • Mike Mularkey: Marcus Mariota doing well, but Titans will be 'very cautious'

    ESPN "- Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Marcus Mariota is doing well in his rehab from a broken fibula but said that the team plans to be "very cautious" with the quarterback, who will likely miss the team's summer work. "We texted back and forth last night. He's on schedule," Mularkey said Wednesday..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Titans' Lewan: NFL should 'let us fight' like in the NHL

    Total Pro Sports "This past NFL season had seen a tremendous drop in ratings. No single factor can be pointed to as the key reason as to why it dropped so much this year compared to other years. In an effort to help with ratings and release some frustration, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan thinks..." February 10

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • Warren Sapp Says Randy Moss Was No Angel ... Hall of Fame Gonna Snub Him Too?

    TMZ "Warren Sapp is FURIOUS with Hall of Fame voters for snubbing Terrell Owens -- and says Randy Moss could be in serious trouble if candidates are being judged by off-the-field behavior. Sapp -- a Hall of Famer himself -- says he's "up in arms" about the Owens situation because the guy is clearly..." February 08

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