Titans Rumors & News

  • Past trades net Patriots, Titans third-round compensatory picks

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns and Patriots agreed on a trade sending linebacker Jamie Collins from New England to Cleveland, the pick going back to the Patriots was unknown. If the Browns got a third-round compensatory pick, they would convey it to the Patriots. The Browns found out that they did get a..." February 24

  • Marcus Mariota 'getting healthy' in prep for 2017

    NFL.com "The broken right fibula sustained by Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota got lost in the shuffle a bit nationally, especially with the dominant Oakland Raiders losing Derek Carr to a broken leg around the same time. But Mariota, and the Titans' brass, want everyone to know that he's going to be..." February 23

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • Titans not interested in appearing on ‘Hard Knocks’

    Yardbarker "The annual HBO series “Hard Knocks” is very popular around the football world. It follows a specific team around throughout training camp and the preseason. The initial idea here was to give fans inside access as to what happens behind the scenes. Though, as the show itself continues to be..." February 16

  • Mike Mularkey: Marcus Mariota doing well, but Titans will be 'very cautious'

    ESPN "- Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Marcus Mariota is doing well in his rehab from a broken fibula but said that the team plans to be "very cautious" with the quarterback, who will likely miss the team's summer work. "We texted back and forth last night. He's on schedule," Mularkey said Wednesday..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Titans' Lewan: NFL should 'let us fight' like in the NHL

    Total Pro Sports "This past NFL season had seen a tremendous drop in ratings. No single factor can be pointed to as the key reason as to why it dropped so much this year compared to other years. In an effort to help with ratings and release some frustration, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan thinks..." February 10

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • Warren Sapp Says Randy Moss Was No Angel ... Hall of Fame Gonna Snub Him Too?

    TMZ "Warren Sapp is FURIOUS with Hall of Fame voters for snubbing Terrell Owens -- and says Randy Moss could be in serious trouble if candidates are being judged by off-the-field behavior. Sapp -- a Hall of Famer himself -- says he's "up in arms" about the Owens situation because the guy is clearly..." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Former Tennessee Titans TE Frank Wycheck believes he has CTE

    UPI "Former Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck, who played 11 seasons in the NFL, believes he has the degenerative brain disease known as CTE. Wycheck, best known for throwing the lateral to Kevin Dyson for a 75-yard kickoff return in the Music City Miracle in January 2000, told Fox-WZTV in..." February 06

  • NFL Linemen Allegedly Robbed by 'Drugging Divas' In Orlando

    TMZ "Cops say Tennessee Titans lineman Quinton Spain is the latest victim of the "Drugging Divas" -- a team of women targeting rich guys, drugging their drinks, and robbing them. This time, officials say Spain met one of the "Divas" at an Orlando nightclub on January 27th -- and she asked to go..." February 04

  • Titans ownership issue still isn’t resolved

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has plenty of open issues at any given time. One issue has been open for a long time, and there’s still no resolution in sight. When Titans founder Bud Adams passed in 2013, ownership of the team passed to three branches of his family tree in equal amounts. A problem arises from the..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Murray expects Elliott to break his Cowboys rushing record

    NFL.com "It's easier for Titans running back DeMarco Murray to share the spotlight with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott these days now that Murray's own career is back on track. Murray called Elliott shortly after he was drafted and offered up some encouragement. He spoke glowingly about all of his..." January 27

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Derrick Henry reflects on rookie campaign, potential rookie sensations for 2017

    Sporting News "As Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell scored from 6 yards out to help his National team to a 27-7 win over the American squad in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, last year's Heisman Trophy winner was on hand to watch. Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry, fresh off his rookie season..." January 22

  • Dick LeBeau will return for his 59th NFL season, at age 80

    Titansonline.com "Dick LeBeau enjoys three things when he has time away from football. He likes to read, play golf, and play his guitar. But there’s nothing LeBeau enjoys more than coaching, and being around the game. It’s why the legendary defensive coordinator will be back with the Titans in 2017. “The..." January 19

  • Marcus Mariota “should be back” when Titans get rolling this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a metal plate implanted to his fractured fibula in a surgical procedure three weeks ago and a Wednesday update on his condition from coach Mike Mularkey was a positive one. Mariota was instructed to keep weight off the leg for two months after surgery and..." January 19

  • Seahawks reportedly set to sign cornerback Perrish Cox to add depth in secondary

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks are expected to sign veteran cornerback Perrish Cox, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL.com, to add depth in the wake of a knee injury to DeShawn Shead. Cox has played seven seasons in the NFL and was with the Seahawks for two games late in the 2013 season when he was..." January 19

  • Jon Robinson: Draft currency is a powerful thing

    Titansonline.com "A year ago, Titans general manager Jon Robinson headed into the offseason armed with the No.1 pick of the NFL Draft. This offseason, Robinson has two first-round selections – No.5 and No. 18 – in his arsenal of draft picks. But just like last year, when Robinson traded the first overall..." January 18

  • Titans add two to coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans have hired ex-NFL player Frisman Jackson as their new wide receivers coach and Craig Auckerman as assistant special teams coach. This is Jackson’s first NFL coaching job. Jackson spent the last two years as wide receivers coach at Temple and previously coached at North Carolina..." January 16

  • Broncos wide receivers coach turns down Titans to stay

    Pro Football Talk "New Broncos coach Vance Joseph has his first win over a conference opponent. According to Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post, Broncos wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert has turned down an offer from the Titans to stay put. Tolbert has been with the Broncos since 2011, and has enjoyed five..." January 13

  • Randy Moss' Baby Mama Denies Spending $4 Million On Drugs

    TMZ "Randy Moss' baby mama is calling BS on the ex-NFL receiver after he claimed she blew $4 MILLION on drugs ... telling TMZ Sports, "I've been clean for years." Moss called out his ex on Twitter last month ... claiming the mother of his 5 children refused to get treatment for a drug addiction in..." January 12

  • Too simple to think it's simple to predict Titans' first round

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans have two needs that top the list based on how they played and what they did in 2016: Cornerback and wide receiver. They have two first-round picks thanks to last year’s trade with Los Angeles: Fifth (from the Rams) and 18th. With the college football season over as of..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Titans Promote Jon Robinson To Executive Vice President and General Manager

    Titansonline.com "The day Jon Robinson was hired as Titans General Manager last January, he vowed to work hard to build the team into a winner. A year later, the Titans have already made great strides, and he’s been rewarded. The Titans have promoted Robinson to Executive Vice President/General Manager less..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Kendall Wright ready to be 'free' of Tennessee Titans

    NFL.com "When Kendall Wright arrived in Tennessee as a 2012 first-round draft pick, he brought along lofty comparisons to Steve Smith and Santonio Holmes. Five years later, he's saying his goodbyes after spending his final Titans game on the bench as a healthy afterthought. "I saw the 2017 Tennessee..." January 03