Titans Rumors & News

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Kevin Byard to sign with Titans on Monday

    Music City Miracles "The Titans will have all 10 draft picks signed when training camp opens for the first time since the Floyd Reese era*. Jason Wolf of The Tennessean is reporting that Byard, the 3rd round safety from MTSU, will sign his contract on Monday. He was the lone holdout from the 2016 class. I think..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Titans' top 10 offseason moves include change on all levels

    Tennessean "Almost every NFL team’s offseason is full of change, as teams seek ways to either remain near the top or climb into contention. The Titans are nearing the end of an especially lively offseason, however, as there was plenty of turnover on the executive level, among the coaching staff and in the..." July 11

  • Titans' assistant: DeMarco Murray is a 'coach's dream'

    The Score "Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray finds himself in an interesting situation once again. After leaving the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 on the heels of a breakout 1,800-yard season, Murray languished under the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Eagles for a season. Now he's battling..." July 09

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Titans Guard Quinton Spain Aims to Keep Starting Spot

    Titansonline.com "Quinton Spain ended last season as the team’s starting left guard, and he worked in that spot – on the first team -- throughout the offseason. Yet Spain is fully aware not everyone is banking on him being there when the Titans open the season against the Minnesota Vikings on September 11...." July 02

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • WR Justin Hunter Wants to Answer Call for Titans

    Titan Insider "Justin Hunter probably didn’t need to be told the importance of the weeks leading up to training camp, but he got a reminder from his position coach. Now is not the time to slack off, Bob Bratkowski told Hunter, and the rest of the team’s receivers. “He made an emphasis that we should come..." June 29

  • Marcus Mariota fine with handing ball off 40 times “if we win games”

    Pro Football Talk "After the Titans removed the interim part of head coach Mike Mularkey’s title this offseason, Mularkey said that he hoped to build an “exotic smashmouth” offense and the team acquired running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry and offensive linemen Ben Jones and Jack Conklin to give them..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Dorial Green-Beckham Believes he's on Track for Bigger Year

    Titansonline.com "A good deal of the buzz surrounding the Titans receiving corps this offseason can be traced back to rookie Tajae Sharpe, who earned first-team reps in OTAs and minicamp, and plenty of praise. Titans coach Mike Mularkey has talked him up because of his consistency. Dorial Green-Beckham,..." June 24

  • Titans' Derrick Morgan wants NFL to research cannabis

    USA Today "Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan is adding his voice to the national conversation about cannabis by asking the NFL to research marijuana as an alternative method for pain management. “I think for the NFL to say that cannabis does not benefit the long-term health of its players without actually..." June 23

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Tyler McNair Honors Late Father with Moving Tribute

    Titansonline.com "Just like his father did so many times during his playing career, Tyler McNair drew a standing ovation on Saturday night. The son of late Titans quarterback Steve McNair gave a moving tribute on the night his father was inducted posthumously into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Tyler..." June 19

  • Titans sick of losing, believe Mularkey has them pointed in right direction

    Pro Football Talk "Like most teams that lose 27 of 32 games, the Titans have made changes this offseason. Jon Robinson was hired as General Manager, Mike Mularkey was bumped up to head coach and the team traded away the first overall pick to hoard more selections in hopes of improving the talent across the..." June 10

  • Titans to ride 'hot hand' at running back

    Titansonline.com "DeMarco Murray has proven during the course of his playing career he can be a workhorse running back. Heck, he carried the ball 392 times during a 1,845-yard season with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014. While in college at Oklahoma, he ran the football 282 times during his senior year while..." June 09

  • DeMarco Murray's other big role for Titans: Helping Marcus Mariota sell play-action

    ESPN "Selling a play-action fake is typically portrayed as the job of the quarterback. He must really get the ball in the running back’s belly so the defense starts to defend a run, before he removes it to execute a passing play. The best play-action teams also have offensive lines that sell it well,..." June 09

  • Steve Hutchinson takes job in Titans personnel department

    Music City Miracles "Steve Hutchinson will be working in the Titans personnel department this season according to Jim Gehman of NFL Player Engagement. Here is what Hutchinson had to say about his new job (from the linked article): “I just took an internship in the personnel department with the Titans,” Hutchinson..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Brian Orakpo defends Titans teammate DeMarco Murray: Philly had 'garbage' O-line

    Fox Sports "Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray had a disappointing and frustrating season in Philadelphia in 2015 as did many members of Chip Kelly's 7-9 squad. Then, just one year into the four-year, $25 million contract Murray signed with Philly, the restructured Eagles front office shipped him..." June 06

  • Titans want Mariota to improve pocket awareness

    NFL.com "Marcus Mariota stands poised to make a leap forward in his second season, dragging a perennially poor Tennessee Titans squad up the standings. The Titans' brass spent the offseason bulking up to aid the quarterback in his development, but much of Mariota's improvement will fall squarely on his..." June 06

  • What to expect from Titans QB Marcus Mariota in second season

    Tennessean "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota made plenty of magic happen during his rookie season, piling up more than 2,800 yards passing, throwing 19 touchdowns and recording an 87-yard scramble to the end zone. So what should fans expect for an encore? Based on the progress made by recent highly..." June 05

  • Murray taking leadership role in first year with Titans

    Tennessean "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is growing more comfortable heading into his second pro season, but newcomer DeMarco Murray is taking charge. The 2014 NFL rushing champ, acquired for a mere swap of fourth-round picks after one disappointing season with the Eagles, is providing the vocal..." June 05

  • Titans place Byron Bell on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "When Titans offensive lineman Byron Bell injured his left ankle at practice late last month, head coach Mike Mularkey said that Bell suffered a dislocation that would likely cause him to miss the entire 2016 season. That became official on Friday when the team announced that Bell has been..." June 03

  • Titans look to rebuild Blidi Wreh-Wilson's confidence

    Tennessean "An 11-game starter just two years ago, Titans cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson now finds himself in search of a restart. Much like teammate Justin Hunter on the other side of the ball, Wreh-Wilson appears to be in need of some confidence-building this offseason. Wreh-Wilson was inactive for the..." June 03

  • Don't expect a sophomore slump from Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota

    SB Nation "The dreaded sophomore slump is the reason why Jameis Winston set out to lose weight this offseason after he had a Pro Bowl campaign as a rookie. But the reality is that quarterbacks are almost always better in their second season and the sophomore slump is a rare occurrence for passers. Just..." June 03

  • Titans agree to terms with Kevin Dodd

    Music City Miracles "The Tennessee Titans announced today that they have agreed to terms with 2nd round pick Kevin Dodd. The Titans have now signed 9 of their 10 draft picks. 3rd round safety Kevin Byard is the lone player that hasn't been signed. Here is Dodd signing his contract " June 01

  • Titans GM says knowing Jay Z lyrics helps him connect with players

    The Score "Cool GM alert! First-year Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson, 40, is doing his best to connect with his young players. That includes knowing the music they probably thought was cool more than half a decade ago. "I'm an eclectic music guy. I listen to rap. I listen to country. I..." June 01

  • Titans HC says Green-Beckham needs to earn starting job

    Tennessean "They come in random bursts, three-second glimpses that are easily missed in the haze and malaise of an NFL OTA session. “Flashes,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said, and he also used the term: “Bits and pieces.” Spurts, flickers, outbreaks. Pick one. They all mean the same thing. They mean the..." May 31

  • Peyton Says He Came "Pretty Close" to Signing With a Team Other Than Denver

    Complex "In "just what Tennessee Titans fans want to hear" news, Peyton Manning says he nearly joined the franchise after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. On Thursday, Manning sat down with The Tennessean sports editor Dave Ammenheuser at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards to discuss a..." May 29

  • Titans' Delanie Walker: Not your friend 'until you make the team'

    Tennessean "Delanie Walker wasn’t given anything — he had to earn it. From the moment he stepped on an NFL practice field as a rookie sixth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2006 — the same year San Francisco used a first-round selection on tight end Vernon Davis — until today, when he’s recognized as one..." May 28

  • Titans' Murray shows early signs of 2014 big-play form

    Tennessean "When he was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year in 2014, running back DeMarco Murray was a big play waiting to happen for Dallas. His 45 carries of more than 10 yards ranked first in the league that year, and his 15 carries of more than 20 yards ranked second. When he played in..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Bigger, more vocal Marcus Mariota begins Titans OTAs

    Tennessean "A bigger, better conditioned and more vocal Marcus Mariota took the field Tuesday as the Titans took their next step toward the 2016 season. The second-year pro said he feels much different than he did a year ago at this time, when he was still learning the streets of Nashville and the names of..." May 25

  • Kendall Wright Motivated for Greater Success in 2016

    Titansonline.com "The Titans want more out of Kendall Wright – and all the receivers – in 2016. Wright, who is roughly 12 pounds heavier than he was last season, is ready to deliver. “I feel way more explosive and I’m ready to be out there,’’ Wright said as the Titans kicked off organized team activities on..." May 25

  • Report: Titans OL Byron Bell to miss season with ankle injury

    Sportsnaut "Just as a lot of things are falling in place for the Tennessee Titans, news that offensive lineman Byron Bell will miss the entire 2016 season due to a dislocated ankle on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bell was injured on the very first day of Titans’ organized team activities (OTAs)...." May 24

  • Titans agree to terms with first-round pick Jack Conklin

    Tennessean "The Titans agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Jack Conklin, the team announced Monday morning. Conklin was selected out of Michigan State with the eighth overall pick and is expected to start the season at right tackle. He also practiced at left tackle during the team’s recent rookie..." May 23

  • Chargers' Mettenberger happy to be reunited with Whisenhunt

    The Score "Most players take it pretty hard when their team places them on waivers. Zach Mettenberger doesn't stray from that mold, but now that he's with his new team, he's pleased not to be with his former one. The San Diego Chargers picked up the former sixth-round quarterback off waivers from the..." May 22

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