Titans Rumors & News

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • When do the Titans use Derrick Henry? Mularkey sheds light on rookie

    NFL.com "We may have finally gotten a window into why a highly-drafted rookie running back averaging nearly five yards per carry has only been handed the ball more than 10 times in a game more than once this season. Derrick Henry, the Titans' battering ram, tied a career high with 60 yards against the..." November 30

  • Sammie Lee Hill Banned For At Least One Year

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill, has been suspended for a period of at least a year, a league source tells Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Hill last played for the Titans. Hill, 30, served a four-game suspension as a free agent earlier this season for violating the league’s..." November 29

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Titans release struggling CB Perrish Cox

    Titansonline.com "The Titans have released veteran cornerback Perrish Cox, and the team will promote cornerback Kalan Reed from the practice squad to the team’s 53-man roster to take his place. Reed, a seventh-round pick (253rd overall) by the Titans in the 2016 draft, agreed to terms with the team on Monday..." November 28

  • Titans build lead, hold off Bears 27-21

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- With the game on the line, Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard spotted a pass heading toward the end zone and knew he had to make a play. Byard closed in on Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson as the ball approached. But he never heard the ball hit the ground, so he waited..." November 27

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Fast start carries Colts past Titans

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts certainly needed every bit of their impressive start Sunday afternoon in Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions, including two Andrew Luck scoring passes, and the Colts held on to defeat the Tennessee..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Titans' Mularkey: We've got to win some divisional games

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans have fought their way to .500 through 10 games. On Sunday, they get another crack at one of their primary rivals in the AFC South, the Colts. And their coach knows that it’s important to get a victory. “We got to win some of these games against our own division teams,” Mularkey said..." November 20

  • Titans credit strong running game for Mariota's success

    USA Today "Marcus Mariota continues to rewrite the franchise record book and collect national accolades. The Titans’ second-year quarterback leads the NFL with 17 touchdown passes to only three interceptions over the last six weeks, and also ran for two scores in that span, propelling the Titans to a 5-5..." November 19

  • Perrish Cox fined for hit on Rodgers

    Pro Football Talk "Titans cornerback Perrish Cox said Friday that he was fined $9,000 for a late hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in last week’s game. Cox’s hit after Rodgers crossed the goal line on a touchdown run lead to a brief fracas between the teams. Cooler heads quickly prevailed, but Cox said he..." November 18

  • What did the Titans expect from DeMarco Murray? “Not what we’re getting”

    Pro Football Talk "In 2014, running back DeMarco Murray set a franchise single-season rushing record for a franchise that has had running backs like Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett. Last year, Murray regressed in Philadelphia, to say the least. This year, Murray is proving that he wasn’t the problem. So what did..." November 18

  • Titans' Taylor Lewan hit with gigantic fine after slapping official's hand

    CBS Sports "Taylor Lewan learned an important lesson this week: Making contact with an official can do some serious damage to your pay check. The Titans offensive lineman has confirmed that he was fined a total of $30,000 for slapping an official's hand during Tennessee's 47-25 win over the Packers on..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Maybe it’s time to consider the Titans are actually OK at football

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of Tennessee’s frankly dominant 47-25 win over Green Bay yesterday, most of the reaction has begun with “What’s wrong with the Packers?” But at least in Nashville, they’re starting to think about what’s right with the Titans, and there’s at least some reason to consider they might..." November 14

  • Titans LT Taylor Lewan ejected after contact with ref

    NFL.com "The Tennessee Titans will play most of the game without their starting left tackle. Taylor Lewan was ejected in the first quarter for contacting an official. The ejection came after Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion jumped offsides and hit Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota before the..." November 13

  • Mariota tosses 4 TDs as Titans dominate Packers

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to Marcus Mariota, the Tennessee Titans' highest-scoring game since 2009 was as simple as getting the ball to the running backs and receivers. "We have a lot of playmakers here," he said. "They know what to do." So did Mariota, who carved up the Green Bay..." November 13

  • Derrick Henry will play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Derrick Henry will be back on Sunday. Henry, the Titans’ rookie running back who missed last week with a calf injury, will return this week against the Packers. Although Henry had been out of practice all week, he was back today and a full participant. Titans coach Mike Mularkey confirmed..." November 11

  • NFL may consider fewer commercials to improve ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s a lot of infuriating things happening in the world and in the world of sports right now. But for me, what has to be near the top of the list, at least in the top five, is this… Commercial. Touchback. Commercial. You know those interminable points in an NFL game after a team goes on a..." November 10

  • Donald Trump victory reportedly creating racial divide among NFL locker rooms

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most common lessons a parent teaches a child is to not discuss politics with friends you want to keep. The same can apparently be said of NFL players and their teammates. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has spoken with more than two dozen current NFL players since Donald Trump won..." November 10

  • With ratings falling, the NFL may speed up game pace

    Today's Pigskin "Are NFL games just too slow? That’s one question being asked by executives as the rating continue to falter. NFL Media executive VP and NFL Network president and CEO Brian Rolapp was recently asked if the pace of games needed to increase to draw people back in, and he said: “Could [games] be..." November 10

  • NFL not rushing to rewrite marijuana policy amid new laws

    ESPN "The expansion of marijuana legalization across the United States during this week's elections will not spur any immediate changes in the NFL's joint drug policy with the NFL Players Association, spokesmen for both the league and the NFLPA said Wednesday. The NFLPA, however, will continue its..." November 10

  • How the NFL paved the way for Donald Trump's presidency

    Fox Sports "There was an election in America on Tuesday night and business mogul/reality star/Home Alone 2 starrer Donald Trump pulled off one of the great upsets in history to defeat Hillary Clinton and become the President-elect of the United States. And, if you're one of the 49% of people who didn't vote..." November 09

  • Pereira thinks NFL turning to full-time officials would be a mistake

    Pro Football Talk "Since Saints coach Sean Payton said last week on PFT Live that the NFL needs full-time officials, there has seemed to be a groundswell of support for the idea, even including the league’s head of officiating, Dean Blandino, saying the idea has merit. But a former head of officiating doesn’t..." November 09

  • HOF: Gold jackets, rings are to be worn only by Hall of Famers

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame is standing by its policy not to give gold jackets and rings to the families of players inducted posthumously. Amid criticism from one of the daughters of Ken Stabler, the former quarterback who was inducted posthumously this year, many have called on the Hall to..." November 08

  • Rip Marcus Mariota — but would you trade him?

    Tennessean "Every time Marcus Mariota made a big play Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, a roar bubbled from a throng of family members, friends and well wishers from Hawaii that he said numbered in the “hundreds.” They cheered often, even in a 43-35 Tennessee Titans loss to San Diego that justifiably can be..." November 08

  • Titans' Henry could miss multiple weeks with calf strain

    Pro Football Talk "An MRI on Titans rookie running back Derrick Henry on Monday showed that Henry has a calf strain. Titans Coach Mike Mularkey told reporters that Henry could miss just a day or could miss up to two weeks, depending on how Henry responds to treatment. Henry was injured while warming up for..." November 07

  • Gordon, Rivers carry Chargers past Titans

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Melvin Gordon strolled to the podium looking fresh, despite a long day at work. "I feel fine," the San Diego Chargers running back said, "although I might feel it tomorrow." Gordon collected 261 total yards and a touchdown as the San Diego Chargers beat the Tennessee..." November 06

  • DeMarco Murray good to go after full practice

    Pro Football Talk "Titans running back DeMarco Murray will be ready for a full workload on Sunday against the Chargers. Murray got in a full practice today and will be 100 percent on Sunday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey said today. Last Thursday, the Titans got a bit of a scare when Murray pulled up on a run..." November 04

  • Delanie Walker to be game-time decision after practice injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans look set to have running back DeMarco Murray in the lineup against San Diego this weekend, but things are a bit iffier with another key member of their offense. Tight end Delanie Walker injured his groin in practice on Thursday and sat out Friday’s practice altogether before getting..." November 04

  • McCoy: Mariota's the guy you want leading your team

    ESPN "One of the main story lines of the 2015 draft was speculation that the San Diego Chargers would execute a draft-day trade that sent franchise quarterback Philip Rivers to the Tennessee Titans for the No. 2 overall pick and an opportunity to select University of Oregon product Marcus..." November 04

  • Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon on state of NFL: 'A lot of bad quarterbacking'

    USA Today "Warren Moon has a suggestion about how to stunt the perceived decline in quality of play in the NFL. It starts with football’s most important position. “If this is going to be a quarterback-driven league, the quarterback has to be coached better,” Moon, a Hall of Fame quarterback, told USA..." November 03

  • Derrick Henry could get more carries for Titans vs Chargers

    Tennessean "Derrick Henry could see an increased workload for the second consecutive week when the Titans play the Chargers on Sunday in San Diego, especially if workhorse running back DeMarco Murray remains hampered by a toe injury suffered last week against the Jaguars. “We’d like to get him more..." November 03

  • Survey: Two-thirds of NFL players say legal pot equals less painkillers

    ESPN "Nearly two-thirds of NFL players in an ESPN survey say they feel the use of chemical painkillers would be reduced if the league approved marijuana for the same use. Marijuana is legal in 23 states for medicinal purposes but remains one of eight drugs banned under the NFL's policy and program on..." November 02

  • NFL ratings continue to plummet

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another week, another set of ugly numbers. When it comes to prime time games in the NFL this season, expect the results—in the ratings and on the field—to be poor. Week 8's Sunday night and Monday night battles featured three of the better teams in the NFC (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles..." November 02

  • Andre Johnson to retire from football

    ESPN "Tennessee Titans wide receiver Andre Johnson will retire Monday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. A seven-time Pro Bowler with the Houston Texans, Johnson had been serving as a backup on the Titans' depth chart this season. He had nine receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns in..." October 31

  • NFL to teams: Pull players if you even suspect a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL distributed a memo to all 32 teams this week in which the medical staffs were reminded that there should be absolutely no situation in which a player sets foot on the field after he has suffered a concussion. The memo, which was forwarded to PFT, also makes clear that if the medical..." October 31

  • Nearly $6M less wagered on football games this season

    ESPN "People are reportedly watching less football on TV this season. They're betting less on it, too. According to Nevada Gaming Control numbers released last week, $308.5 million was wagered on football, both pro and college, in September at the state's regulated sportsbooks. That's a..." October 31

  • Titans' DeMarco Murray: MRI reveals no structural damage

    CBS Sports "Murray's (toe) MRI on Friday revealed that he suffered no structural damage on Thursday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. Murray was able to play through his injury late in Thursday's win over the Jaguars, recording 42 yards on eight carries after sustaining the injury. " October 29

  • Mariota, Titans trounce Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coach Mike Mularkey doesn't believe in cushions after seeing too many of them disappear during his NFL career. Still, his Tennessee Titans built an impressive one in a 36-22 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. Tennessee (4-4) scored on its last five..." October 28