Titans Rumors & News

  • Taylor Lewan: Official told me to “f— off” during postgame exchange

    Titan Insider "Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan took the high road when asked about the tweet from ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit after Sunday’s game. Lewan also confirmed the TitanInsider.com report on Sunday that umpire Dan Ferrell did utter an expletive back at him, saying “He told..." September 26

  • Titans' Delanie Walker: Will be game-time decision

    CBS Sports "Walker will test his injured hamstring in an early warmup to see if he can play Sunday against the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. " September 25

  • Hamstring keeping Delanie Walker out vs. Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Titans Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker will not play in Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders. Walker missed two days of practice this week with a hamstring injury, and the team was waiting until Sunday morning to make a final call after listing him as questionable. " September 25

  • Raiders force 3 turnovers to shut down Titans

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Like the scene of an auto accident, it all depends on one's perspective. The Tennessee Titans felt wide receiver Harry Douglas was grabbed or interfered with on their fourth-down pass into the end zone with 12 seconds left in the game. Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ..." September 25

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • NFL Fined Titans Owners For Not Complying With Bylaws, More Talk Team Could Be For Sale At Some Point

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, the Titans are still non-compliant with the NFL ownership bylaws and have already been sanctioned by the league NFL for their failure to conform. La Canfora reports that Amy Adams Strunk received a “significant, six-figure fine” earlier this year for not complying..." September 18

  • Mariota's late TD pass pushes Titans past Lions

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans' offense found their groove at just the right moment. Wide receiver Andre Johnson caught a 9-yard scoring pass from Mariota on fourth down with 1:13 remaining, lifting the Titans to a 16-15 penalty-filled win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday..." September 18

  • Titans' Marcus Mariota, new receivers working out kinks

    Tennessean "Three of the wide receivers Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will be throwing to often this year — Andre Johnson, Rishard Matthews and rookie Tajae Sharpe — are new to the team. So it makes sense that there will be some adjustments made on both sides in the early going. Titans coach Mike..." September 17

  • Titans' Johnson: Tajae Sharpe will 'be a great player'

    Tennessean "Tajae Sharpe has looked like a gem since he first walked into the Titans’ practice facility carrying his own football. And the rookie wide receiver continues to look like the potential steal of the draft. The fifth-round pick out of Massachusetts started the season opener against the Vikings on..." September 16

  • Titans' Kendall Wright practices, unlikely to face Lions

    Tennessean "Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since re-aggravating his left hamstring Aug. 29, but he is unlikely to play against the Lions on Sunday, coach Mike Mularkey said. Wright was officially listed as limited. “We’re probably not going to have..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Mike Mularkey says he'll pay if Avery Williamson fined for cleats

    ESPN "Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he encouraged linebacker Avery Williamson to wear cleats Sunday that paid tribute to 9/11 victims and responders and said he'd pay the fine if one results. "I said, 'I'm going to shoot you straight like I shoot everybody straight: If you don't wear..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Avery Williamson explains decision to wear 9/11 shoes despite threat of fine

    Tennessean "Titans linebacker Avery Williamson came out of the tunnel wearing his custom patriotic cleats for the season opener against the Vikings on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Williamson originally planned to wear the cleats to honor those who died, changed his..." September 12

  • Vikings use defense, kicking game to stop Titans

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To hear the Minnesota Vikings tell it, they didn't make a laundry list of halftime adjustments Sunday to get a handle on the Tennessee Titans' offense. "We just executed better," free safety Harrison Smith said, "and things worked out." Minnesota scored a pair of..." September 11

  • NFL vetoes Avery Williamson 9/11 tribute cleats for being code violation

    Larry Brown Sports "With Sunday being the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, expect to see lots of tributes on the opening Sunday of the NFL season. One thing you won’t be seeing is Avery Williamson’s custom footwear. The Titans linebacker had planned to wear star-spangled custom cleats with..." September 10

  • Police unions vow to pay NFL fine if Titans' Avery Williamson wears 9/11 cleats

    Tennessean "Two New York and New Jersey police unions have Avery Williamson’s back. The groups have offered to pay a fine levied by the NFL against Williamson if the Titans’ starting linebacker goes through with his original plan to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, by wearing custom patriotic cleats..." September 10

  • Titans Claim OL Josh Kline Off Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans have claimed offensive lineman Josh Kline off waivers from the Patriots, according to a Titans press release. In a related move, cornerback Cody Riggs was waived. Kline was originally supposed to go from the Pats to the Eagles in the recent Eric Rowe trade. Early reports indicated..." September 08

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • DeMarco Murray to start for Titans over Derrick Henry

    Tennessean "Titans rookie running back Derrick Henry’s impressive preseason earned him plenty of national attention. But it wasn’t enough to supplant veteran DeMarco Murray, who had a pretty strong preseason himself. Titans coach Mike Mularkey made it clear Wednesday that Murray — the sixth-year pro..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Titans Agree to Terms with WR/Returner Marc Mariani

    Titansonline.com "A blast from the past is rejoining the Titans – receiver/return man Marc Mariani. The Titans agreed to terms on Monday with Mariani, a seventh-round pick by the Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft who made it to the Pro Bowl during his record-breaking rookie season." September 05

  • Patriots signed RB Bishop Sankey to their practice squad.

    NESN "The New England Patriots trimmed their roster down to 53 players Saturday at 4 p.m., and they can begin filling out their practice squad Sunday at noon. Among players released Saturday, OL Chris Barker, WR DeAndre Carter, RB Tyler Gaffney, DE Geneo Grissom, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, OL Jon..." September 04

  • Titans claim former Jets tight end Jace Amaro; Justin Hunter to Dolphins

    Tennessean "The Titans have claimed former Jets tight end Jace Amaro off waivers. Amaro, a second-round selection in 2014, appeared in 14 games as a rookie, when he had 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns. He missed all of last season with a torn shoulder labrum. A corresponding roster move is..." September 04

  • Titans' Henry changes number to 22

    ESPN "Derrick Henry's rookie football cards may be a bit more valuable as they feature him in a number he's not going to wear. Henry has worn No. 2 since he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans but knew he would have to change it to something between 20-49, as per NFL rules for running backs." September 03

  • Titans' Andre Johnson: Makes 53-man roster

    CBS Sports "Johnson was one of six wide receivers to make the Titans 53-man roster Friday. Johnson came over on a minimum-salary deal following a disappointing 2015 campaign with the Colts, but earned significant praise from coach Mike Mularkey while coasting onto the final roster. " September 03

  • Titans' Justin Hunter wants 'something spectacular' on film

    Tennessean "In his previous three seasons in the league, Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter had no cause for concern at this time of year. The upside and the potential of the 2013 second-round pick was always enough to secure Hunter a roster spot. But as he looks ahead to tonight’s preseason finale at..." September 02

  • Titans cut Dexter McCluster

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans are releasing running back Dexter McCluster, per multiple reports. The move comes a few hours after reports surfaced that running back Bishop Sankey and wide receiver Justin Hunter had been released. The Titans are going with new general manager Jon Robinson’s guys and cutting those..." September 02

  • Titans cut Mr. Irrelevant Kalan Reed

    Pro Football Talk "Mr. Irrelevant did not make the roster. Kalan Reed, the former Southern Mississippi cornerback who was the 253rd and last player chosen in the 2016 NFL draft, was cut by the Titans." September 02

  • Jeremiah Poutasi joins exodus of Ruston Webster draft picks in Tennessee

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans started parting ways with high draft choices made by former General Manager Ruston Webster when they traded wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles last month and the hits have kept on coming Friday. Previous reports had wide receiver Justin Hunter and running back Bishop..." September 02

  • Titans get their roster to 53, more changes likely coming

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans have shown very little patience with projects of the previous administration over the course of the day, and the turnover figures to continue over the next few days. The team announced its full list of cuts, some of which have already been reported." September 02

  • Titans release Justin Hunter, Bishop Sankey

    Tennessean "The Titans have released two former second-round picks — wide receiver Justin Hunter and running back Bishop Sankey. Earlier, the team released linebacker J.R. Tavai as they began trimming the roster from 75 to 53 players. The moves weren’t unexpected, as competition at both spots had the..." September 02

  • Henry leads Titans over Dolphins

    The Sports Xchange "Running back Derrick Henry looked ready for the regular season, leading the Tennessee Titans to a 21-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night at the newly renovated and freshly renamed Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla. Henry rushed for 62 yards on seven carries and scored one..." September 01

  • Power runners Derrick Henry, DeMarco Murray give Titans offense an identity

    Tennessean "In a league that seemingly becomes more pass-happy with each passing year, the Titans’ emphasis on an old-school, smashmouth attack may offer a unique advantage. How many NFL defenses, after all, are gearing themselves toward stopping power rushing offenses these days? Instead of loading up..." August 31

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Titans say Delanie Walker OK, should practice Monday

    Tennessean "Delanie Walker needed an hour to catch his breath after leaving the Titans’ 27-14 preseason victory against the Raiders on Saturday night at O.co Coliseum, and the Titans are awaiting the results of blood tests to determine what happened, the Pro Bowl tight end told The Tennessean. One source..." August 29

  • Blidi Wreh-Wilson, two 2015 draft picks among Titans cuts

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans have dropped their roster to 77 players and three of the cuts were draft picks from the years before General Manager Jon Robinson took over the personnel side of the shop. Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson was a 2013 third-round pick who played 34 games for the team over the last three..." August 29

  • Titans scoot past Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "If you like offense, the first half of Saturday night's Tennessee Titans' 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders provided it. While neither team wanted to show too much of its hand, because they meet in week three of the regular season, both offenses showed enough in the first half of the..." August 28

  • Titans awaiting results of blood tests on Delanie Walker

    Tennessean "Delanie Walker needed an hour to catch his breath after leaving the Titans’ 27-14 preseason victory against the Raiders on Saturday night at O.co Coliseum, and the Titans are awaiting the results of blood tests to determine what happened, the Pro Bowl tight end told The Tennessean. Walker said..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Titans coach Mike Mularkey says Derrick Henry will 'definitely' have a role

    Fox Sports "The Tennessee Titans made a handful of big moves this offseason, but the headliner was undoubtedly trading for DeMarco Murray. He brings a physical running style to Mike Mularkey’s offense, which has been dubbed “exotic smashmouth” by the coach. Murray has showed he can handle a big workload..." August 25

  • How DeMarco Murray compared playing for Titans to Eagles

    Tennessean "DeMarco Murray says he’s in a different place now than he was at this time a year ago. And he’s not just talking about moving from Philadelphia to Nashville. “I feel great. My body feels great. Mentally, emotionally I feel great and the team looks well,” the Titans’ starting running back..." August 25