Titans Rumors & News

  • Mike Mularkey: Marcus Mariota played hurt against Cardinals

    Sportsnaut "During Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, it was apparent that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was not right physically. After the game, coach Mike Mularkey confirmed his quarterback was playing through a knee injury. Frankly, it’s hard to figure out why he was kept in the..." December 10

  • Delanie Walker: 'I'm very disrespected in the league'

    NFL.com "Despite the Tennessee Titans being on track to finally make the playoffs, Delanie Walker remains among the most underappreciated players in the NFL. Week after week, the tight end powers the Tennessee offense, leading the Titans in receptions (58), targets (82), yards (676) and plays of 20-plus..." December 05

  • Titans Signing TE Luke Stocker To Two-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Titans are signing TE Luke Stocker to a two-year contract on Monday. The Titans brought in Stocker for a workout last week and apparently liked what they saw enough to not only sign him, but give him an opportunity through the 2018 season." December 04

  • Titans Place DaQuan Jones On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "DaQuan Jones‘ season is over. On Monday, the Titans announced that the defensive lineman is being placed on injured reserve with a biceps injury. Taking his place on the roster will be tight end Luke Stocker, who has signed a two-year deal with the team. The timing of the injury is unfortunate..." December 04

  • Logan Ryan in concussion protocol

    Fanrag Sports "Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan has officially been placed in the league’s concussion protocol, according to the franchise. In addition, the Titans have also revealed that defensive end DaQuan Jones will have surgery on his torn biceps and has been placed on injured reserve. Ryan..." December 04

  • Microsoft Surface tablets will be back on the NFL sidelines for at least one more season

    Awful Announcing "The NFL and Microsoft have agreed to a one-year extension of the tech giant’s technology sponsorship. It means that you’ll continue to see Microsoft Surface tablets on the NFL pregame shows and the sidelines through the 2018 season, and they’ll also continue be used on video replay reviews. In..." December 04

  • NFL reportedly finalizing $100 million social justice partnership with players

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL and its players are close to finalizing a deal that would commit $100 million to helping with issues of social injustice in the community, according to a report. ESPN’s Jim Trotter and Jason Reid have been told NFL officials have submitted a final draft of the proposal to the Players..." November 29

  • Titans' Rishard Matthews to wear Colin Kaepernick tribute cleats

    Sporting News "Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews will honor free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Matthews will wear cleats that feature a kneeling Kaepernick. Matthews will wear the cleats during the NFL's “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign during Week..." November 29

  • Trump: The NFL is ‘weak and out of control’

    New York Post "President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to address two issues that seem to constantly preoccupy him — NFL players protesting during the national anthem and his victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. In two tweets, he called the NFL “weak and out of control” as..." November 28

  • Titans' DeMarco Murray on 19 rushing yards over two games: 'I'm not worried about stats'

    Tennessean "DeMarco Murray had his worst rushing performance in a Titans uniform for the second consecutive week, as Tennessee rallied for a 20-16 victory against the Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Murray finished with nine rushing yards on 12 carries and scored the go-ahead touchdown from the..." November 27

  • Titans offense tightroping persistence, stubbornness in sticking to the run

    ESPN "What happens when your offensive identity isn't working? What if your bread-and-butter offensive plays are being stopped? How long do you stick with them? The Tennessee Titans have been faced with those questions as they head into the final stretch of the season. The answers could determine..." November 26

  • Titans without leading receiver Rishard Matthews against Colts

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans will be without leading receiver Rishard Matthews for their divisional contest against the Colts. Matthews, who suffered a hamstring injury during Thursday's practice, did some light workouts a couple of hours before game time but did not show enough to be able to..." November 26

  • Titans' Eric Decker, wife Jessie James rescue dogs to assist military veterans

    Tennessean "Eric Deckeris a dog lover with a soft spot in his heart for military veterans. His grandfather and great uncle served in World War II, his aunt and uncle served in the Gulf War and the father of his wife — country music singer Jessie James — is an Air Force colonel. A few years ago the..." November 25

  • Trump: Players run the NFL, commish has 'lost control'

    CBS Sports "Thanksgiving Day featured three football games between the Vikings and Lions, Chargers and Cowboys and Giants and Redskins. Although three NFC East games would normally be a ratings boom, a lot of factors suggested this year may be different. The Lions and the Vikings were the most compelling..." November 24

  • Agent’s Take: A look at the quarterbacks who could be available in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Quarterback stability is highly coveted in the NFL because it's a vital ingredient for sustained success. Some of the NFL's most significant transactions occur in an effort to get the position settled. The 49ers made an unexpected move at the October 31 trading deadline by acquiring Jimmy..." November 22

  • President Donald Trump criticizes idea of keeping players in locker room for anthem

    ESPN "President Donald Trump says a reported plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem next season is "almost as bad as kneeling." Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about the possibility, reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. According to the Post, some NFL..." November 22

  • Mike Mularkey wants officials held accountable publicly

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey called for the league to hold officials accountable publicly, urging the NFL to “say it like it is, quit hiding things.” Mularkey’s irritation stemmed from referee Ronald Torbert and his crew’s mistake at the end of the first half Thursday, which led to a..." November 21

  • ESPN analyst Randy Moss is still unhappy about the company’s 30 for 30 on him, felt it wasn’t the truth

    Awful Announcing "It’s to be expected that some subjects of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries aren’t happy with the final product, as that’s a hazard of outside, non-subject-run documentaries (and journalism in general). It’s a little more interesting when the unhappy subject also works for ESPN, though. That would be..." November 21

  • Titans’ Harry Douglas Returns To Practice

    Pro Football Rumors "Harry Douglas could be on the verge of returning to the field. On Monday, the wide receiver practiced with the Titans (Twitter link via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com). By putting Douglas on the practice field, the Titans have triggered a three-week window in which they can bring him off of injured..." November 20

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • How concerned should the Titans be about Marcus Mariota's development?

    ESPN "This weekly mailbag will address a series of Tennessee Titans questions that are stewing with the fan base. Saturday's topics include Marcus Mariota's development, DeMarco Murray versus Derrick Henry and more: We've got to be careful not to be overcome by recency bias. After Week 10, Titans..." November 19

  • Mike Mularkey: Media criticize Marcus Mariota’s interceptions, ignore the throws he makes

    Tennessean "Titans coach Mike Mularkey found himself having to defend his quarterback Marcus Mariota on Friday in the aftermath of Thursday night's 40-17 loss at Pittsburgh. Mariota threw a career-high four interceptions, wiping out any chance the Titans had of coming back in a game in which they trailed..." November 18

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Some Titans players hate Color Rush uniforms because they look like 'Smurfs'

    CBS Sports "Color Rush uniforms have become a staple of "Thursday Night Football," and when the Steelers host the Titans, we'll see Pittsburgh sport one of the most popular looks -- the all-black ensemble: Meanwhile Tennessee will take the field in their all-powder blues. Or as left tackle Taylor Lewan..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • What Titans rookie Adoree' Jackson wants to tell 'Pacman' Jones in his return to Nashville

    Tennessean "Keynodo Hudson, then a defensive administration assistant at the University of Southern California, made the connection the instant Adoree’ Jackson arrived on campus. The size, the position, the dynamism in the open field. The similarities were striking. “He used to call me ‘Little Pacman,’”..." November 12

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com. A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Titans’ Kevin Byard picks Joe Flacco twice, now leads NFL in interceptions

    Pro Football Talk "We have a new NFL interception leader. Titans free safety Kevin Byard has intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco today, and Byard now leads the league with six interceptions on the season. A 2016 third-round draft pick, Bayard showed promise as a rookie last year and has developed into..." November 05

  • Steve McNair’s sons served as Honorary 12th Titans before game

    Yardbarker "The Tennessee Titans came through with a great gesture before Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Both of the late Steve McNair’s sons, Tyler and Trent, served as Honorary 12th Titans before the game kicked off. The two came out wearing McNair jerseys to honor their father, who was drafted by the..." November 05

  • Vince Young to join more than 80 former players at game vs Ravens

    Tennessean "Former Titans quarterback Vince Young is expected to join more than 80 of the franchise’s former players at the team’s game against the Ravens on Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Earlier this year, Young’s brief return to pro football with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders ended in June, when he tore..." November 04

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Eric Decker appreciates wife’s support but doesn’t want tweets to become distraction

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Decker isn’t going to ask his wife to stop tweeting, but the Titans receiver admits they have had “conversations.” Earlier this season, country music star Jessie James Decker suggested in an Instagram post that Decker was unaware that the team planned to remain in the locker room during..." November 02

  • DeMarco Murray: Happy with Titans, no chance of Dallas return

    ESPN "The DeMarco Murray to Dallas rumors picked up before this year's trade deadline, primarily due to Ezekiel Elliott's suspension. Murray heard them, and understood them, but he's still the Titans' starting running back and he plans it to remain that way for the rest of his career. "That was all..." November 02

  • Former Ravens, Titans WR Derrick Mason arrested, charged with assault

    Sporting News "Former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason was arrested Monday in Nashville and charged with aggravated assault after an altercation with a woman he has been dating for about a year. Mason turned himself in to police around 9:10 p.m. Monday and released at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday after posting bond, jail..." October 31

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Chris Christie calls NFL “hypocrisy” on gambling “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL paves the way for putting a team in Las Vegas, it continues to push back against the ongoing effort to pave the way for sports wagering in all 50 states. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose state’s effort to launch sports wagering sparked the lawsuit that will be resolved by the..." October 25

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • DeMarco Murray, Delanie Walker expected to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans will be in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon to try to bump their record to 4-3 before their bye week and it looks like they’ll have the help of a couple of offensive players listed as questionable for the game. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that running back DeMarco Murray and tight end..." October 22

  • Titans' Kevin Dodd may have chance to dispel growing disappointment

    Tennessean "Kevin Dodd may have a chance to dispel fans’ growing disappointment when the Titans visit the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Titans’ outside linebacker, drafted 33rd overall in the second round in 2016, practiced with the first team defense this week, with Derrick Morgan limited..." October 21

  • Gregg Williams hopes Marcus Mariota’s hamstring is hurting “a lot”

    Pro Football Talk "Five years after the bounty scandal, the man at the heart of it is making jokes about quarterback injuries. Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has had a resurrection to his career that would impress even Marv Albert, tiptoed back down the “remember me” path on Friday when..." October 21

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • DeMarco Murray misses second straight practice

    Pro Football Talk "After the Titans beat the Colts on Monday night, Titans coach Mike Mularkey called the game a “good model” for what they want at running back. Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray had a nearly even split of snaps while combining to gain 171 yards on 31 carries in the 36-22 win. Replicating that..." October 19

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17