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  • Predicting This Year's Biggest Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers

    Bleacher Report "As NFL teams have become more pass-heavy, wide receivers have gained value in fantasy football. The increasingly popular "ZeroRB" draft strategy is centered around loading up on high-end receivers. However, many fantasy drafters like to spend early-round picks on..." August 23

  • Titans OL Taylor Lewan officially suspended 4 games

    NFL.com "The Tennessee Titans will officially be without left tackle Taylor Lewan for the first four games of the 2019 season. Lewan lost his appeal of the four-game ban for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Friday. The left..." August 23

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NFL Heading Into 2019

    The Big Lead "Potentially the hardest part of running an NFL team is the cap-maneuvering that it requires. There are a lot of players on an active roster and only so much money to go around. In addition, the pool of NFL players is so much greater than that of any other professional sport and the talent level..." August 22

  • Where the top NFL free agents could sign before Week 1

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are going to have to cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 ahead of Week 1 of the regular season here soon. That would normally put current free agents on the back burner when it comes to finding new teams. However, the dynamics this summer are a bit..." August 22

  • 5 Big NFL Trades That Should Happen Because of Player-Team Disputes

    12 Up "As the 2019 NFL season inches closer, several big names remain in the rumor mill not for a decline in performance, but for holding a grudge against their respective team due to either a medical mishap or contract impasse. With the trade market as active as ever, these five big names..." August 22

  • What to Make of Disappointing NFL Rookie Preseasons

    Bleacher Report "Through two weeks of preseason action, how are this year's rookies handling their first encounters with live NFL games? Some, such as New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Carolina Panthers edge-rusher Brian Burns and Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, look..." August 22

  • Titans Waive LB Riley Bullough From IR With Settlement

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans officially waived LB Riley Bullough from injured reserve with a settlement on Tuesday. Bullough, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State back in 2017. The Buccaneers..." August 21

  • Titans-Browns get the Week One Jim Nantz-Tony Romo assignment

    Pro Football Talk "Three of Cleveland’s first five games this year will land in high-profile time slots. Another will draw the highest-profile broadcast team from CBS. Via Richard Deitsch of TheAthletic.com, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will handle the Week One game between the Titans and the Browns...." August 21

  • Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers for 2019

    The Big Lead "Wide receivers are the second-most important commodity in fantasy behind running backs. Employing two (and potentially three) high-end receivers is a time-tested strategy to ensure you’re in the mix come playoff time. There’s a whole lot of talent at the position right now, so..." August 21

  • Who are the highest paid NFL players? Russell Wilson leads list

    USA Today "Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary, according to overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts. The highest paid player in the league is currently Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  He..." August 21

  • Fantasy Football 2019: 10 Sleepers Who Could Help You Win Your League

    NESN "Fantasy football drafts are not won in the early rounds. Everyone knows the top names. And not everyone is lucky enough to land Saquon Barkeley, Patrick Mahomes or Julio Jones. But, you just might be able to land the next breakout superstar in the middle rounds of your..." August 20

  • Titans' Derrick Henry returns to practice

    Tennessean "He's back. Titans running back Derrick Henry returned to practice Monday after not participating since July 26, the first day of training camp. That's when he injured his left calf during individual drills, an injury that caused him to miss the team's first two..." August 19

  • Who's Hot After Week 2 of the NFL Preseason?

    The Big Lead "Two weeks of the preseason are in the books – time to decide who’s really worthy of making it to an NFL roster and who isn’t. 1. Jarrett Stidham – QB, New England Patriots With the chance that this could be Tom Brady’s final..." August 19

  • Titans Remove K Ryan Succop, TE Jonnu Smith From PUP List

    Titansonline.com "Titans fans will get a kick out of this: Kicker Ryan Succop has passed his physical and has been taken off the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list. Even better: Tight end Jonnu Smith has done the same. Succop and Smith spent the offseason recovering from injuries,..." August 19

  • NFL Rumors: Playoff Expansion Considered by Players, Owners in CBA Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFLPA have reportedly expressed openness to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in new collective bargaining agreement talks. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Monday the two sides are considering the change to offset the loss of..." August 19

  • The best fantasy football team name puns for 2019

    SB Nation "It’s fantasy football season! There are plenty of resources to research which players to draft for your team, but not many suggestions for actual team names. That’s where we come in, with 50 team names free for you to use. I’ve taken the liberty of splitting..." August 19

  • Titans sign Quart’e Sapp; Waive Nigel Harris

    Music City Miracles "The Titans announced today that they have signed LB Quart’e Sapp who played at the University of Tennessee. The Titans had Sapp in during rookie mini-camp earlier this offseason but did not sign him. Sapp surprised a lot of people when he left UT after his junior year. He went..." August 19

  • Should Marcus Mariota Or Ryan Tannehill Be The Titans Starter?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tennessee Titans acquired Ryan Tannehill via trade this offseason in a move many viewed as injury insurance, but it would not be a surprise if he started games at some point this season even if Marcus Mariota is healthy. In fact, that could happen as early as Week 1. While two..." August 18

  • Mike Vrabel says Titans will continue to monitor Derrick Henry’s status

    Titansonline.com "Titans coach Mike Vrabel held a press conference on Sunday at Saint Thomas Sports Park, one day after the team’s 22-17 preseason loss to the Patriots. Next up for the Titans is the Pittsburgh Steelers, in preseason game No.3 on Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Here’s a..." August 18

  • 2019 NFL Roster Bubble: Biggest Names Who Could Be Cut

    Bleacher Report "At this point, nothing would surprise NFL fans—even when it comes to the roster bubble. This NFL offseason has given the NBA a run for its money in the drama department. The Odell Beckham Jr. trade, Antonio Brown's latest drama (his feet or helmet—dealer's choice)..." August 18

  • 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Don't-want-to-draft list goes with big names at running back, quarterback

    CBS Sports "Here's some simple draft advice: don't draft players you don't buy into.  Simple philosophy, right? Fantasy Football is about building and maintaining a team with players you believe in. Why louse it up with players who you just don't think are going to be..." August 16

  • The best statistical game by an NFL rookie quarterback in each season since 2010

    SB Nation "Rookie quarterbacks don’t always play right away in the NFL. When they do, the results can often be a mixed bag. They quickly learn the NFL isn’t like college. Defenses are much faster, windows close quicker, and blitzes get way more creative. There are still those select..." August 16

  • The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019

    Washington Post "Here are my 2019 tight end rankings, with notes on the top 20 plus 20 more listed, as of Aug. 14. It’s important to bear in mind that things can change rapidly during training camp and the preseason, particularly in the event of injuries and/or personnel moves. Thus I’ve..." August 16

  • Predicting 4 Fantasy Football Studs in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is one of the most volatile and unpredictable sports leagues in existence. An injury or surprise rise at one key position can heavily affect several others, both on a play-to-play basis and from week to week. This is why it can be difficult to predict which players will become..." August 16

  • Who will be the next quarterback to win his first Super Bowl?

    SB Nation "Many believe Dan Marino is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. While he still made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl wins are tied to quarterbacks more than any other position. And getting that championship is a huge boon to a quarterback’s..." August 16

  • Titans Waive OLB James Folston, Sign OLB Josh Smith

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans announced Friday that they’ve signed OLB Josh Smith to a contract and waived OLB James Folston. Folston, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Pittsburgh back in May. He later signed with a three-year, $1.755 million contract with the Cardinals..." August 16

  • Patriots should regret not going harder after WR Adam Humphries

    WEEI Boston "The past few days have served as a reminder the Patriots wide receiver situation really isn’t that great. Aside from Julian Edelman, who is currently on NFI, no one really knows what the team has from any of its wideouts. And making matters worse is injuries have..." August 16

  • Titans OL Taylor Lewan’s suspension appeal will be heard next week

    247 Sports "Tennessee Titans All-Pro offensive lineman Taylor Lewan has a date for his suspension appeal hearing with the NFL. Lewan's appeal will be heard on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. CT, Paul Kuharsky reports. The Titans left tackle will hope to get his suspension reduced or overturned, although..." August 15

  • Fantasy Football Red Flags You Need to Avoid in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The onset of the NFL preseason walks hand in hand with the endless wave of fantasy football drafts.  As information and deep dives become more widely available, the competition only stiffens when live drafts begin. Positional breakdowns, breakouts, sleepers, busts,..." August 15

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "At a time when two of the NFL’s best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the position. It’s a trend seen across the league with running back-by-committee becoming a more common approach. When some of the..." August 15

  • Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?

    SB Nation "You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek..." August 15

  • Patriots, Titans brawl during joint practice following trash talk between Tom Brady, Mike Vrabel

    Newark Star-Ledger "Football players are usually some of the more excitable people you will find. They are also sometimes aggressive and highly competitive. When putting so much testosterone on the same field at one time, players can easily offend one another, especially when mixing players from different..." August 15

  • Tom Brady continues his trash talk with Mike Vrabel, presents him with a tiny trophy

    CBS Sports "The trolling between Tom Brady and Mike Vrabel continued on Thursday with the Patriots and Titans going through their second joint practice before their preseason exhibition on Saturday night. Wednesday saw the two former teammates go back and forth with one another, tossing playful jabs..." August 15

  • Who's More Important, the QB or the Offensive Coordinator?

    The Big Lead "Football is a team game, but everyone is quite eager to assign individual blame or praise depending on the outcome. That’s simply human nature. In the NFL, this urge to assign individual responsibility evolves into full-blown debates that rage for decades. One of those debates..." August 15

  • Ex-Patriots Cornerback Malcolm Butler Jokes About Super Bowl LII Benching

    NESN "Time apparently heals all wounds, even the deepest and most controversial cuts. That certainly seems to be the case for former New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, who appears to have made peace with his Super Bowl LII benching almost two years after the fact...." August 15

  • The biggest roster hole for every top NFL playoff contender

    ESPN "No matter how wonderfully last season might have gone for your NFL team, no matter how perfect its draft was and no matter how many helpful free agents it signed, there's still at least one glaring hole -- or at least one major question still to be answered. This is true even for..." August 15

  • NFLPA issues 'work stoppage guide' to players

    ESPN "As collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA continue to make little progress, the NFLPA has issued a "work stoppage guide" to its players to help them prepare in case of a strike or lockout following the 2020 season. Sources on both sides..." August 15

  • Pats rookies serenade Titans' Mike Vrabel on birthday

    ESPN "The New England Patriots had a surprise for Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel before the teams practiced together on Wednesday, with rookies singing him "Happy Birthday" as he took the field. "That was cool. That was something that was unexpected, but very..." August 14

  • Marcus Mariota: I am just competing against myself

    Titansonline.com "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota looked across the line of scrimmage on Wednesday and saw a team in a different uniform at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are in town, and their presence provides the Titans a chance to get better while..." August 14

  • Tom Brady and Titans coach Mike Vrabel engage in some friendly trash talk during joint practice

    USA Today "Tom Brady and Mike Vrabel weren’t on the field for much more than a minute before they devolved into trash talking. The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans are working together during joint practices ahead of preseason’s Week 2, which brought together the pair of..." August 14

  • Dion Lewis downplays trash talking the Patriots last season after the Titans' upset win, calls it 'old news'

    CBS Sports "Time does heal all wounds.  Dion Lewis didn't do much to hide his angst towards the Patriots last season after his Titans were able to stun New England with a 34-10 beatdown.  "Hell yeah, it's personal," Lewis said at..." August 14

  • 7 young quarterbacks who could threaten the NFL’s passing records one day

    SB Nation "The NFL is about to see a lot of its established stars at quarterback head off into retirement over the next few years. Longtime starters like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and (maybe) Tom Brady are winding down their careers...." August 14

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting receivers in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "Real talent at the wide receiver position has taken a major hit around the NFL. Some of this could have to do with college teams failing to develop pass catchers. Others believe that a pass-happy NFL has led to teams relying on more receivers. Hence, the influx of starting slot..." August 14

  • 10 players you can care about during the NFL preseason

    SB Nation "The NFL preseason doesn’t mean much if you’re an established starter. At best, it’s a chance to run through a handful of series and break up the monotony of training camp. At worst, it’s a few hours roaming the sidelines in front of a disinterested crowd while..." August 13

  • NFL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Regular Season

    Bleacher Report "The first full week of the 2019 NFL preseason is in the books. That means fans are inching closer to regular-season games, while teams are still trying to sort out their final 53-man rosters. Teams have to be down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 31, which will be a..." August 13

  • Titans OC Arthur Smith Apologizes for Yelling at WR A.J. Brown After Injury

    SI "Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith made an awkward error during Titans training camp on July 26 when he chastised receiver A.J. Brown for a dropped pass. Brown slipped on the ground in Nashville while running a button hook route, dropping a pass from Marcus Mariota on the..." August 13

  • 10 NFL players at risk of becoming busts: Cowboys' Taco Charlton in make-or-break stretch

    USA Today "Rookies aren't the only one with something to prove in NFL training camps and the preseason. While players in their first or second year often are trying to carve out their place with their respective teams in August, the time can also be critical for former top picks whose..." August 13

  • A.J. Brown gets work in team drills after rehabbing his hamstring

    Titan Insider "Though limited, wide receiver A.J. Brown made his way back into team drills for the Tennessee Titans at Monday’s final practice before the New England Patriots come to town for two days of work. Brown was suffering from a pulled hamstring, according to Titans coach Mike Vrabel,..." August 12

  • NFL, NFLPA Set To Meet Aug 19

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL and the players’ union will meet again on Monday, Aug 19 for another full bargaining session, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. In the interim, there will be staff meetings scheduled for this week to discuss some secondary issues. Unsurprisingly,..." August 12

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "It’s nearly impossible to win consistently without a top-tier starting quarterback on the roster, and there are plenty of NFL teams lacking that element. That’s what we’re focused on here today. Among the bottom 10 starting quarterbacks in the league, we’re..." August 12