Titans Rumors & News

  • Mike Vrabel stressing playbook, communication, avoiding injury

    Tennessean "Mike Vrabel laid out his expectations for the Titans’ three weeks of organized team activities, which begin Monday at Saint Thomas Sports Park, during a presentation at the Taste of the Titans charity dinner last week at Nissan Stadium. The primary goals: Keeping in shape,..." May 20

  • How would the Malcolm Butler benching have been viewed in a world of legalized gambling?

    Pro Football Talk "Membership in the group that calls itself the @PFTPMPosse carries with it an important obligation. Via the questions posed for every episode of the #PFTPM podcast, the ever-growing group of loyal supporters introduces concepts and ideas that probably wouldn’t have otherwise entered my..." May 20

  • Former Titans returner Marc Mariani goes from free agent to Nashville real estate agent

    Tennessean "Eager to begin the next chapter in his life, former Titan Marc Mariani returned to Nashville earlier this year after retiring from the NFL. He could hardly wait to find an occupational field where his skills fit best. It didn't take long, however, for Mariani..." May 19

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Titans Claim OT John Theus

    Pro Football Rumors "John Theus has found a new home. ESPN’s Field Yates reports (via Twitter) that the offensive tackle has been claimed off waivers by the Titans. The 24-year-old was waived by the Saints yesterday. To make room on the roster, the Titans have waived/injured defensive lineman Antwaun..." May 17

  • Ex-NFL WR Damian Williams Arrested, Facing 2nd Degree Battery Charges

    Bleacher Report "Former NFL wide receiver Damian Williams turned himself in to authorities in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Tuesday while facing second-degree battery charges. Bobby Swofford of 5News in Arkansas provided Williams' mugshot: May 17

  • Titans Agree to Terms with 1st Round Pick Rashaan Evans

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans have signed Alabama LB Rashaan Evans to a four-year rookie contract, according to Pro Football Talk. This leaves second-round OLB Harold Landry as the last remaining draft pick for the Titans to sign. " May 15

  • NFL plans to lobby Congress for a “regulatory framework” for sports betting

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature. In its first statement issued in the aftermath of Monday’s landmark ruling..." May 14

  • Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey

    USA Today "New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court Monday that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports.The justices ruled 7-2 that a 25-year-old federal law that has effectively prohibited sports betting outside Nevada by forcing states..." May 14

  • Rashaan Evans already sees “night and day” difference in NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans played college football at Alabama, the closest thing college football produces to an NFL program. And even at that level, the first-rounder immediately noticed a stark difference at rookie minicamp. “It’s like night and day,” Evans said, via AL.com. “Just the..." May 13

  • Titans agree to terms with Luke Falk, Dane Cruikshank

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans have agreed to terms with safety Dane Cruikshank and quarterback Luke Falk, the team announced Thursday. Tennessee drafted Cruikshank at pick No. 152 in the fifth round. He played in 25 games at Arizona in 2016 and 2017 after transferring from the JUCO ranks. Cruikshank finished..." May 10

  • Nashville emerges as 'leading contender' to host 2019 NFL draft: Report

    Tennessean "Nashville has “emerged as the leading contender” to host the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon, citing league sources. The NFL declined to address the report. "We are not going to comment on speculation," NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The..." May 10

  • Who will be NFL's first $20 million defender? Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack best bets

    USA Today "Quarterbacks aren't the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Eventually, a defender — a logical guess would be Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald — is going to break into the $20 million-per-year pay scale, a stratosphere once reserved for the men with the golden arms. But in today's..." May 09

  • NFL denies Mike James’ request to use marijuana as a painkiller

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told NJ.com that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told..." May 08

  • NFL to players in pain: Get hooked on opioids rather than try marijuana

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL would rather that Mike James consume powerful opioids to manage his chronic pain, risking addiction, overdose and even death, than use the drug that actually works the best for him. Marijuana. That was the message from the league last month when it rejected his application for a..." May 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Settle Rookie Salary Gray Area

    Pro Football Rumors "The standard rookie contract runs for four years, but the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement has only three years remaining. The gap left this year’s draft picks in limbo with regards to their contracts, but the league and the union have worked out a bridge agreement to give cost certainty to..." May 07

  • NFL Reportedly May Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering allowing teams to make their own decision whether to require players to stand for the national anthem, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month's upcoming meeting, including a possible league-wide..." May 07

  • Michael Griffin to sign one-day contract, retire as Titan

    NFL.com "Michael Griffin is making one last trip to Nashville as a professional football player. The 33-year-old safety is signing a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Tennessee Titans, the team announced in a media advisory Sunday. Drafted 19th overall by the Titans in 2007, the..." May 06

  • Titans are betting on Corey Davis as 'reliable' No. 1 in 2018

    ESPN "A little less than four months ago, Corey Davis stood in a nearly empty Tennessee Titans locker room wearing a white hoodie with the hood up and talking barely above a whisper. He was coming off the most impressive game of his rookie campaign in a playoff game, but his voice was full of..." May 06

  • Titans' Wesley Woodyard looks forward to mentoring Rashaan Evans

    Tennessean "Titans starting inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard, entering his 11th season in the league and fifth in Tennessee, was looking forward to his moment in the spotlight at the NFL draft. “I was walking back and forth, preparing what I was going to say,” Woodyard said during a recent stop on the..." May 05

  • Titans Sign S Kendrick Lewis

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans announced Wednesday that they’ve signed veteran S Kendrick Lewis to a contract. Lewis, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2010. After four seasons with the Chiefs and a year with the Texans, Lewis signed a three-year, $5.4 million contract with the..." May 02

  • Proposal trying to make NFL kickoffs 'more of a punt play'

    ESPN "The NFL is finalizing a proposal to make significant changes to the kickoff, intensifying the tweaks of recent years in what might be a final attempt to salvage the most dangerous play in football. The adjustments -- prompted largely by a group of special teams coaches who traveled to a..." May 02

  • Tom Brady Gives Take On Malcolm Butler Benching: ‘I Wish He Would Have Played’

    NESN "Tom Brady tackled a wide variety of topics during his hourlong Q&A at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Santa Monica, Calif. Among them: Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl LII benching, which was discussed ad nauseam in the aftermath of the New England Patriots’ season-ending 41-33 loss to the..." May 01

  • New Titans quarterback Luke Falk already has Nashville country music connection

    Tennessean "Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is the newest member of the Tennessee Titans, and his transition to Music City could be smooth with the help of a few close family members. Falk's sisters, Natalee and Alexa, live in Nashville, and are pursuing individual country music careers...." April 29

  • Titans trade with Raiders, move up to take Harold Landry

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans, scared that the Patriots were targeting Boston College pass rusher Harold Landry, traded with Oakland to jump New England. Tennessee selected Landry 41st overall, giving up a second-round pick (No. 57 overall) and a third-round pick (No. 89 overall)." April 28

  • Cardinals Send No. 152 Pick To Titans

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans chose to move up a bit in the fifth round, climbing from No. 162 to No. 152. They’ll send the Cardinals that No. 162 choice as well as the No. 215 selection (Round 6), per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Now under the direction of new coach Mike Vrabel, the Titans have made a..." April 28

  • Titans continue obsession with Pats, trade to Tom Brady pick (199) to draft QB who's a Brady fan

    CBS Sports "The Titans have gotten the moniker "New England South" this offseason thanks to their flooding Nashville with personnel stemming out of the Patriots organization. First there was GM Jon Robinson, who served in the Pats front office, then there'scoach Mike Vrabel, who played for Bill Belichick as a..." April 28

  • Vince Young apologizes for butchering Harold Landry’s name

    Larry Brown Sports "Vince Young is acknowledging the error of his ways in pronunciation. The former Tennessee Titans quarterback had a truly cringeworthy moment on Friday when he came to the stage during the NFL Draft to announce the team’s second-round pick, ex-Boston College edge rusher Harold Landry. The..." April 28

  • Amazon renews Thursday NFL streaming package in deal reportedly worth $130 million

    CBS Sports "After watching its quarterly profits double in its latest earnings announcement, it looks like Amazon has decided to use some of that extra money to acquire the NFL's Thursday night streaming rights in a deal that didn't come cheap for the online behemoth. The NFL and Amazon announced on..." April 27

  • NFL Owners Only Care About Money, Not Activism, Says NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

    TMZ "The head of the NFL Players Association says NFL owners only care about one thing -- money. DeMaurice Smith -- executive director of the NFLPA -- was speaking at George Washington University when the issue of Colin Kaepernick and his kneeling demonstration came up. Smith pointed to the..." April 26

  • Ravens, Seahawks, Lions & Titans Looking To Trade Down In Round 1

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Schefter, the Ravens, Seahawks, Lions and Titans are all looking to trade down in the first round. The Seahawks and Titans are always moving back for more picks, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise. It’s clear that there’s a long list of teams in the market right now..." April 26

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • 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