Titans Rumors & News

  • Titans to pick up fifth-year option on Marcus Mariota's rookie contract

    Tennessean "Marcus Mariota is likely to receive a longterm contract next offseason, but he won't hit free agency. The Titans will exercise the fifth-year option on Mariota’s rookie contract, keeping him under team control through the 2019 season, general manager Jon Robinson said Wednesday during an..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Danny Amendola suggests Patriots players were upset with Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Former New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola suggested that his teammates were not happy to see cornerback Malcolm Butler benched in the Super Bowl. Speaking to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Amendola, who has since joined the Miami Dolphins, hinted that he didn’t think much of the decision to..." April 14

  • Dion Lewis on Derrick Henry: We complement each other rather well

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Dion Lewis is no stranger to shared backfields after playing with the Patriots for the last three seasons and he signed on to be part of another one last month. Lewis signed a four-year deal with the Titans shortly after the start of free agency and the decision set him up to take..." April 13

  • Titans won't rush new offense upon Marcus Mariota

    NFL.com "The Tennessee Titans canned Mike Mularkey after the season mostly due to the offense's disappointment in 2017, including the regression of quarterback Marcus Mariota. In comes new coach Mike Vrabel, along with offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, who is a first-time play-caller. With the Titans..." April 11

  • Jaire Alexander visits Titans

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans used a first-round pick on cornerback Adoree Jackson in 2017, and they added cornerback Malcolm Butler in free agency. That’s not keeping them from considering the possibility of using another first-round pick on a cornerback in 2018." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Titans Signing WR/KR Michael Campanaro To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeff Zrebeic, the Titans have agreed to terms with WR/KR Michael Campanaro on a one-year deal. According to Zrebiec, the Titans have been talking to Campanaro’s agent for a “couple of weeks” and “a few other teams” were interested in him, including the Ravens. Campanaro, 27, is..." April 10

  • Titans agree to deal with Bennie Logan

    Titansonline.com "The Titans have agreed to terms with former Chiefs defensive lineman Bennie Logan. Logan, who visited Saint Thomas Sports Park last week, will add beef on the team’s defensive front, especially inside. He's known for being a run-stuffer in the trenches. The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Logan has..." April 08

  • NFL is working with Titans to resolve “any outstanding issues” regarding ownership

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans believe that the persistent concerns regarding the team’s ownership structure have been resolved. The league isn’t willing to go quite that far. When team founder Bud Adams died, ownership of the Titans was split equally among three branches of his family tree, without designating..." April 07

  • Did Titans uniform unveiling boost chances of hosting NFL draft in Nashville?

    Tennessean "Amy Adams Strunk’s eyes grew as wide as saucers as the Titans’ controlling owner walked onto the stage Wednesday night on Lower Broadway, her view flooded by the estimated crowd of as many as 20,000 fans who packed the street to see the team’s new uniforms, a free Florida George Line concert and..." April 07

  • Titans longtime strength and conditioning coach retires

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans are getting a new strength and conditioning coach for the first time in 33 years. Steve Watterson is retiring from the role he has held the past 32 seasons, making him the longest-tenured NFL assistant coach with consecutive years working for the same team. Tom Kanavy, with 22..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Taylor Lewan: I am here to take over this league

    Pro Football Talk "Taylor Lewan has become one of the league’s top left tackles. The Titans will have to pay him accordingly to keep him. Nate Solder became the league’s highest-paid left tackle when he signed a four year, $62 million contract with the Giants last month, getting $34.8 million in guaranteed..." April 05

  • Titans Sign QB Blaine Gabbert To Two-Year, $4M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans announced Tuesday that they’ve signed QB Blaine Gabbert to a contract. According to Cameron Wolfe, Gabbert receives a two-year contract worth $4 million from the Titans with $1 million guaranteed paid in a signing bonus. Gabbert will make non-guaranteed base salaries of..." April 05

  • Ravens Bringing In WR Eric Decker For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Ravens are hosting free agent WR Eric Decker for a visit on Thursday. So far this offseason, Decker has visited with the Raiders. There was a report that he was set to meet with the Saints but that was quickly shot down by HC Sean Payton. Decker said in..." April 05

  • Titans Hosting WR Jordan Matthews For A Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Titans are bringing in free agent WR Jordan Matthews for a visit. The receiver is reportedly seeking a $5 million annual contract and has met with the Packers, Patriots, and Cardinals this offseason, but never finalized a contract. Arizona offered Matthews a..." April 04

  • Michael Campanaro set to visit Titans Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans may be making an addition to their receiving corps. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team will have wide receiver Michael Campanaro in for a visit on Thursday. Zrebiec adds that the team has been in touch with Campanaro’s agent for a couple of weeks. Campanaro..." April 04

  • Titans host Bennie Logan

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Bennie Logan‘s search for a new team for the 2018 season took him to Nashville. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Logan visited with the Titans. He has also met with the Seahawks since becoming a free agent this month. Logan is one of the few players left on our list of..." April 04

  • Titans Re-Sign RFA OL Quinton Spain

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans have re-signed restricted free agent OL Quinton Spain on Tuesday, according to his agency. The Titans used the right of first refusal tender on Sprain a few weeks ago, which allowed them to match any offer he signed with another team. However, they would not have received..." April 03

  • Titans new uniforms: NFL investigating apparent leaked photo

    Tennessean "The NFL is investigating the source of a photograph making the rounds on social media that purports to show the Titans' new home jersey, a league source told The Tennessean on Tuesday. An NFL spokesperson declined to comment on the photo, on whether leaks like this are to be expected once the..." April 03

  • Eric Decker “Very Receptive” To Returning To Broncos

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent WR Eric Decker said in a recent interview with Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan (per Nicki Jhabvala) that he’s “very receptive” to returning to the Broncos. “Listen, there’s no holdup on my end,” Decker said when asked by Stokley what’s holding up him re-signing with the Broncos. “So..." April 02

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • How Titans' starting lineup looks after first two weeks of free agency

    ESPN "Fresh off back-to-back 9-7 seasons and their first playoff win since 2003, the Tennessee Titans chose to start anew and go all-in on building a championship culture with a new coaching staff led by Mike Vrabel. Many of the core pieces remain the same, but there have been a few important new..." April 01

  • NFL Rumors: Patriots Players Defend Decision To Bench Malcolm Butler

    NESN "Another day, another wrinkle in the story Malcolm Butler. Ever since he signed with the Tennessee Titans, the former New England Patriots cornerback has been more candid about his infamous Super Bowl benching. That trend continue during a recent Sports Illustrated interview, in which Butler..." March 31

  • Butler wanted to confront Belichick during Super Bowl

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories before, during, and after Super Bowl 52 was the benching of Patriots cornerback (and Super Bowl XLIX hero) Malcolm Butler. Butler had played 1,174 of the Patriots' 1,197 defensive snaps through the AFC Championship Game (98.1 percent), per Pro Football Focus, but he did..." March 30

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • Titans Extend GM Jon Robinson’s Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans signed Mike Vrabel to a five-year deal this offseason to be their new head coach. Their GM, Jon Robinson, now has a deal to match. Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk tells Paul Kuharsky that she extended Robinson’s contract to take him through the 2022 campaign. “I’ve put them on..." March 27

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Texans To Sign QB Brandon Weeden

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans are signing quarterback Brandon Weeden, according to Mark Berman of FOX 26 (on Twitter). Weeden spent last season with the Titans but did not throw a pass for them during the season. Weeden has not seen the field since 2015 when he appeared in four games for the Cowboys and two for..." March 27

  • Titans signing quarterback Blaine Gabbert

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans found a replacement Matt Cassel, who may or may not be as good as Matt Cassel. Via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, the Titans have agreed to terms with Blaine Gabbert to serve as Marcus Mariota‘s backup." March 27

  • Da'Norris Searcy still sees himself as a starter

    247 Sports "While there's no guarantee Da'Norris Searcy will start come the Panthers' season opener later this year, the veteran safety is just glad to be given the chance to compete for a No. 1 role once again. Searcy, who signed a two-year contract worth a total of $5.7 million this past Friday, joins a..." March 26

  • Pass interference rule unlikely to be changed to 15-yard penalty

    ESPN "A proposal to change the NFL's defensive pass interference rule to a 15-yard penalty, rather than a spot foul, does not appear to have enough support to pass this week at the league's owners meetings. New York Giants co-owner John Mara said that he was one of the few competition committee..." March 26

  • Bill Belichick declines to talk about Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Good luck getting any information from Bill Belichick about the Malcom Butler benching in the Super Bowl. Belichick is at the NFL Owners meetings, which led ESPN’s Mike Reiss to ask him Sunday about the Butler benching. In typical Belichick fashion, the New England Patriots head coach declined..." March 25

  • NFL not considering rule change on fumbles through the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere. Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many..." March 23

  • NFL considering ‘McDaniels rule’ allowing assistants to take new jobs during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL would probably like to avoid ever seeing the Josh McDaniels coaching fiasco ever happen again, and a subsequent rule change would ensure that it doesn’t. NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay confirmed that the league is considering a rule change that would allow assistant..." March 23

  • Panthers reportedly working on deal with Da’Norris Searcy

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers may have found their veteran safety. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Panthers are working on a two-year deal with former Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy. Searcy was released by the Titans earlier this month, after losing his starting gig to two guys Deion..." March 23

  • Ndamukong Suh likely to sign with Titans or Rams

    Yardbarker "One day after cancelling his visit with the Oakland Raiders, free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is reportedly going to decide between to two teams — the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams. We already know the Rams feel very good about their chances of landing Suh, but according to..." March 22

  • Titans DB Kevin Byard gets into feud with Deion Sanders

    ESPN "Tennessee Titans defensive back Kevin Byard isn't going to tolerate disrespect, even if it comes from Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders. Byard found himself in the middle of a Twitter feud with Sanders, who now works as an NFL Network analyst, over who is the top safety in the NFL...." March 21

  • Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

    New York Daily News "Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money. Frustrated that their clients aren't getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league's billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically,..." March 21

  • Blaine Gabbert visits Titans

    Tennessean "The Titans continued to search for a veteran backup quarterback for Marcus Mariota, meeting with former Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert on Monday, an NFL source told The Tennessean. Gabbert, 28, started five games for the Cardinals last season, winning two, including a matchup against the Titans...." March 20

  • West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • Raiders To Meet With Eric Decker

    Pro Football Rumors "On Tuesday morning, there were rumblings online of Eric Decker meeting with the Saints. It turns out that Decker is meeting with a team today, but not that one. He’ll be meeting with the Raiders, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic (on Twitter). The meeting with the Raiders marks his first..." March 20