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  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

    SB Nation "When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams..." February 14

  • Titans sign Hroniss Grasu

    Titansonline.com "The Titans have signed veteran offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu to the team’s roster. Grasu (6-3, 301) has spent time with the Bears, Ravens and Dolphins since entering the NFL. A guard/center, Grasu has played in 17 games, with 13 starts. He missed the 2016 season with..." February 07

  • Titans OC: Derrick Henry will be big part of offense

    NFL.com "Derrick Henry generated one of the most improbable 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2018. Through the first 12 games of the year, the bulldozing Tennessee Titans running back had a middling 474 rushing yards on 128 attempts, a 3.7 yards per carry average. Those numbers put..." February 06

  • Dean Pees feels “absolutely great” after last year’s health scare

    Titansonline.com "Some football fans thought Super Bowl LIII was boring. Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees loved it. “It was gorgeous,” Pees said of New England’s 13-3 win over the Rams. “The only thing better than that would have been 6 to 3.” It..." February 05

  • Titans Cut QB Austin Davis

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans have cut reserve quarterback Austin Davis, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Davis was signed prior to the team’s Week 17 game when Marcus Mariota was sidelined by injury.  Blaine Gabbert wound up starting, and finishing, the Titans’..." February 04

  • NFL Players Association already preparing for potential work stoppage in 2021

    New York Daily News "Players in the NFL are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. During the annual National Football League Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl on Thursday, much of the discussion focused on a potential lockout that could take place in 2021, and what the..." February 01

  • Both Marcus Mariota and Corey Davis excelled at 3rd down conversions in 2018

    Music City Miracles "While we all want for the Super Bowl, there’s only so much news to pass around during the break. Fortunately, there’s a lot of unique stats out there to break down that deserve their own articles, like this one. Not every Titans fan may know this,..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell won't give NFL fans the honest answers they deserve

    USA Today "Roger Goodell is the master of double talk and untruths. The NFL commissioner held his annual news conference at the Super Bowl on Wednesday, and there will be no bigger waste of time this week. Which is saying something, given the circus that “Media Night” has..." January 31

  • Black NFL players explain the importance of minority head coaches

    New York Daily News "The conversation around black coaches and diversity in the NFL has been an ongoing discussion for years, but recently that conversation was elevated when this season’s Black Monday saw five of the league’s eight minority coaches fired. And while the Rooney Rule has been..." January 29

  • Titans Add Todd Downing To Coaching Staff

    Music City Miracles "Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Titans have hired Todd Downing to be their tight ends coach: Downing is only 38 years old, but has been in the NFL forever. He started back in 2001 with the Minnesota Vikings and has bounced around from there. As Rapoport mentioned, he was the..." January 26

  • Marcus Mariota accustomed to change in coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Marcus Mariota has played in the NFL for four seasons, heading into his fifth. So he is accustomed to this. Arthur Smith, whom the Titans promoted Monday, becomes the fourth offensive coordinator Mariota has had. The Titans quarterback actually has had five play-callers in five..." January 21

  • Titans Promote TEs Coach Arthur Smith To Offensive Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that they’ve promoted TEs coach Arthur Smithto offensive coordinator, replacing Matt LaFleur. “I am excited for Arthur and for our team to be able to elevate a deserving coach,” said Titans head coach Mike..." January 21

  • Matt Hasselbeck Says Contending NFL Team Called Him About Readiness to Play

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams were so desperate for quarterbacks with a track record of success they were calling Matt Hasselbeck three years after he retired.  Per The Ringer's Kevin Clark, Hasselbeck said he received a phone call from a playoff-contending team at some point..." January 17

  • Ex-Lions DB Tony Beckham beats up man he found masturbating near daughter's window

    USA Today "A former Detroit Lions defensive back beat up a man he said he found masturbating outside his daughter's window in Florida. Tony Beckham told WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach that he found a man with his pants undone and fondling himself while leering into his 15-year-old..." January 16

  • Titans TEs coach Arthur Smith believed to be candidate for coordinator job

    Pro Football Talk "Only four teams — and soon to be three — haven’t hired an offensive coordinator yet. It appears the Broncos are close to naming Rich Scangarello, but the Cardinals, Lions and Titans continue in their search. The Titans quietly have conducted their hunt for someone to..." January 16

  • Where will the Titans go with Jack Conklin and Dennis Kelly in 2019?

    USA Today "The Tennessee Titans caught the injury bug in a big way this season, and right tackle Jack Conklin was among those not spared. In his place, fellow offensive lineman Dennis Kelly proved reliable enough to get the job done. So reliable, in fact, some have suggested that Kelly may..." January 13

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Titans GM Jon Robinson: We won't rush hiring next OC

    NFL.com "Matt LaFleur's quick ascent to the head coaching ranks in Green Bay leaves the Tennessee Titanssearching for their fourth offensive coordinator in the past five seasons. General manager Jon Robinson said the team would not rush into a hire. "There's been..." January 10

  • Titans hire Frank Piraino as strength coach

    Music City Miracles "The Titans have announced the hiring of Frank Piraino as their new strength and conditioning coach. Piraino just finished up his 6th season at Boston College. Jim Wyatt broke down Piraino’s employment history here. Mike Vrabel’s son, Tyler, just finished his..." January 09

  • Titans GM: Mariota will be on his 'fifth language' under new OC

    The Score "The Tennessee Titans are in need of yet another offensive coordinator after Matt LaFleur recently filled the Green Bay Packers' head coaching vacancy. Tennessee's now in search of a fourth OC - and fifth play-caller - since quarterback Marcus Mariota was..." January 09

  • Possible candidates to replace Matt LaFleur as Titans offensive coordinator

    Music City Miracles "Well... here we go again! The Titans are in the market for a new offensive coordinator once again after Matt LaFleur was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers. This will be Marcus Mariota’s fifth (fifth!!!) playcaller since entering the league in 2015...." January 08

  • Packers to hire Titans OC Matt LaFleur as head coach

    NFL.com "Green Bay has found its new man. The Packers are hiring Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as their next head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. LaFleur's ascension to the throne of cheese completes an astronomical rise in an incredibly short..." January 07

  • Kyle Williams will play one more game, replacing Jurrell Casey in Pro Bowl

    BuffaloBills.com "He was voted a first alternate for the Pro Bowl after putting together a solid 2018 season, his 13th and final with the Bills. Following the knee injury suffered by Tennessee Pro Bowl DT Jurrell Casey, Kyle Williams got the call to appear in the league’s All-Star game on Jan...." January 07

  • Titans DC Dean Pees Returning For 2019 Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Friday, the Titans announced that defensive coordinator Dean Pees has informed the team he plans to return for the 2019 season. Pees had a health issue during the season in which he was transported to an Indianapolis hospital for a night to get tests done. However, Pees..." January 04

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

    NFL.com "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Report: Steve Sarkisian in consideration for Tennessee OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "Offensive coordinators have been getting hired left and right in college football, but Tennessee’s position remains vacant. Is that because the Volunteers feel comfortable with their options? Tennessee reporter Austin Price has said that Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt has spoken..." January 04

  • Is It September Yet? Titans TE Delanie Walker Counting Days to 2019 Season

    Titansonline.com "As his teammates packed up earlier this week, one player was already itching to start back. Titans tight end Delanie Walker has been a spectator too long. “I know some of these guys may want to take a break after a long season,” Walker said. “I am trying to..." January 04

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • The Titans have fired strength coach Tom Kanavy

    Music City Miracles "Paul Kuharsky is reporting that the Titans will move on from strength coach Tom Kanavy Kanavy had been with the Titans since 2015. He was obviously a part of Steve Watterson’s staff who was the long-time strength coach for the Titans. " January 02

  • Packers want interview with Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur

    WTMJ "The ninth name to surface in the interview process for the Green Bay Packers is the offensive coordinator for Tennessee. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says that the Packers have asked for permission to talk with Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur. He has 10 years of NFL..." January 01

  • Season-ending loss to Colts was Titans' highest TV rating since 2011

    Tennessean "The Titans-Colts game Sunday night was the highest-rated regular-season Titans game locally on television in seven years. The sold-out game at Nissan Stadium on Channel 4 earned a 29.3 rating/46 share, according to WTVF-5 marketing and research director Mark Binda. That..." January 01

  • Titans Veteran OLB Brian Orakpo Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Monday Titans veteran OLB Brian Orakpo announced that he’s retiring from the NFL, per Jim Wyatt. Orakpo explained that he wanted to be able to walk away from the game healthy. “Your body starts talking to you as you get older and this time I..." December 31

  • Is Marcus Mariota really injury prone and what does that mean for the Titans moving forward?

    Music City Miracles "Marcus Mariota’s health is the topic of conversation among Titans fans as another semi-successful season comes to a close in Nashville. There are very clearly two camps on Mariota at this point. One camp firmly believes Mariota to be fragile and injury prone after failing to..." December 31

  • Colts ready for Titans: 'This is Week 1 of the playoffs for us'

    Indianapolis Star "The postseason has arrived early for the Indianapolis Colts: It’s win-or-go-home Sunday night in Tennessee. A victory and the Colts (9-6) will become just the second team since the 2002 division realignment to reach the playoffs after beginning the year 1-5. It’d be..." December 30

  • Marcus Mariota not expected to start for Titans

    NFL.com "With a huge Week 17 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night with a playoff berth on the line, the Tennessee Titans are expected to start quarterback Blaine Gabbert with Marcus Mariota dealing with a stinger injury. "Big game and Marcus Mariota was intent on being..." December 30

  • Titans punter Brett Kern wanted to be a storm chaser. Now it’s helping his NFL career

    Tennessean "Periods of cold rain, sustained winds around 20 mph from the east-northeast, and gusts of up to 30-40 mph. Hardly a punter’s paradise. The detailed report from @NashSevereWx, a Twitter account with about 156,000 followers accomplished two things: First and foremost, it gave..." December 30

  • Taylor Lewan fined $10,000 for post-game altercation with Josh Norman

    Music City Miracles "Paul Kuharsky is reporting that Taylor Lewan was fined $10,000 for this post-game incident with Josh Norman after the Titans beat the Redskins last Saturday. Lewan said after the game that he went over there because he felt Norman was trying to injure Derrick Henry during the..." December 29

  • Taylor Lewan on Josh Norman incident: ‘Wolves don’t care about the opinions of sheep’

    USA Today "One of the game’s biggest personalities took objection with another lightning rod for controversy, and, nearly a week later, the verbal jabs are still being thrown. Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan got into a postgame altercation with Redskins’ cornerback Josh Norman..." December 29

  • Titans' Adoree' Jackson eyes redemption in Round 2 vs. Colts, T.Y. Hilton

    Tennessean "In an otherwise sparkling season for Adoree’ Jackson, it’s the one nightmarish outing that sticks out. Opposing receivers are averaging just 40 yards per game, according to Pro Football Focus, while the Titans cornerback is in coverage — aside from that Week 11 game,..." December 28

  • Brian Orakpo out, Marcus Mariota questionable for Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Officially, the Titans are playing wait-and-see with quarterback Marcus Mariota. They have listed their starting quarterback as questionable for Sunday’s win-and-in game against the Colts because of the stinger suffered last week. Coach Mike Vrabel already said they..." December 28

  • Titans QB Marcus Mariota Questionable for Sunday's Game vs. Colts

    Titansonline.com "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota practiced for the second straight day on Friday as the team continued preparations for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts. Coach Mike Vrabel described Mariota’s work as limited, however, and said the team will have further discussions on who will..." December 28

  • Marcus Mariota practicing Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans got some welcome news Thursday when quarterback Marcus Mariota returned to practice. Mariota was working with no tape on his hand and no noticeable discomfort as he threw passes at the start of practice, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports. Mariota missed..." December 27

  • Titans’ Marcus Mariota ‘doing everything I can, day and night’ to play vs Colts

    Tennessean "A day of practice took a backseat to a day of treatment, but Marcus Mariota still believes he’ll be under center for the Titans (9-6) when they face the Indianapolis Colts (9-6) on “Sunday Night Football” (7:20 p.m. CT, NBC) for a playoff spot at Nissan..." December 27

  • No practice for Brian Orakpo, Marcus Mariota

    Pro Football Talk "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said on Wednesday morning that he’d do everything in his power to play against the Colts on Sunday night, but the stinger that knocked him out of last weekend’s game didn’t allow him to do anything on the field Wednesday. Mariota did..." December 26

  • Redskins' Josh Norman snaps back at Titans' Taylor Lewan: 'That was the ultimate disrespect'

    Sporting News "Josh Norman broke his silence on his spat with Taylor Lewan and he didn't hold back. After the Titans' 25-16 victory over the Redskins on Saturday, Lewan said he thought Norman was trying to hurt Tennessee running back Derrick Henry in the waning minutes of the..." December 26

  • Marcus Mariota says a nerve injury made his 'whole right side numb and tingly'

    CBS Sports "Marcus Mariota's status for the Tennessee Titans' win-and-you're-in Week 17 showdown with the Indianapolis Colts is officially up in the air, but judging by what he said on the radio this week, it seems like we should not expect to see him out there. During an interview with WGFX-FM..." December 26

  • Titans can still earn a first-round playoff bye, or miss the playoffs altogether

    Pro Football Talk "Twelve NFL teams have playoff scenarios for Week 17, but none has as wide a range of possible final spots in the standings as the Tennessee Titans. In the best-case scenario for the Titans, they clinch the AFC South and earn a first-round playoff bye, meaning they’d be just two..." December 26

  • Titans' Marcus Mariota's status uncertain for Colts; Jurrell Casey placed on injured reserve

    Tennessean "The update on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is encouraging. But the same can’t be said about defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. Titans coach Mike Vrabel on Monday said Mariota, who suffered a stinger in the first half of Tennessee's 25-16 win over the..." December 24