Titans Rumors & News

  • Peyton Says He Came "Pretty Close" to Signing With a Team Other Than Denver

    Complex "In "just what Tennessee Titans fans want to hear" news, Peyton Manning says he nearly joined the franchise after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. On Thursday, Manning sat down with The Tennessean sports editor Dave Ammenheuser at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards to discuss a..." May 29

  • Titans' Delanie Walker: Not your friend 'until you make the team'

    Tennessean "Delanie Walker wasn’t given anything — he had to earn it. From the moment he stepped on an NFL practice field as a rookie sixth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2006 — the same year San Francisco used a first-round selection on tight end Vernon Davis — until today, when he’s recognized as one..." May 28

  • Titans' Murray shows early signs of 2014 big-play form

    Tennessean "When he was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year in 2014, running back DeMarco Murray was a big play waiting to happen for Dallas. His 45 carries of more than 10 yards ranked first in the league that year, and his 15 carries of more than 20 yards ranked second. When he played in..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Bigger, more vocal Marcus Mariota begins Titans OTAs

    Tennessean "A bigger, better conditioned and more vocal Marcus Mariota took the field Tuesday as the Titans took their next step toward the 2016 season. The second-year pro said he feels much different than he did a year ago at this time, when he was still learning the streets of Nashville and the names of..." May 25

  • Kendall Wright Motivated for Greater Success in 2016

    Titansonline.com "The Titans want more out of Kendall Wright – and all the receivers – in 2016. Wright, who is roughly 12 pounds heavier than he was last season, is ready to deliver. “I feel way more explosive and I’m ready to be out there,’’ Wright said as the Titans kicked off organized team activities on..." May 25

  • Report: Titans OL Byron Bell to miss season with ankle injury

    Sportsnaut "Just as a lot of things are falling in place for the Tennessee Titans, news that offensive lineman Byron Bell will miss the entire 2016 season due to a dislocated ankle on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bell was injured on the very first day of Titans’ organized team activities (OTAs)...." May 24

  • Titans agree to terms with first-round pick Jack Conklin

    Tennessean "The Titans agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Jack Conklin, the team announced Monday morning. Conklin was selected out of Michigan State with the eighth overall pick and is expected to start the season at right tackle. He also practiced at left tackle during the team’s recent rookie..." May 23

  • Chargers' Mettenberger happy to be reunited with Whisenhunt

    The Score "Most players take it pretty hard when their team places them on waivers. Zach Mettenberger doesn't stray from that mold, but now that he's with his new team, he's pleased not to be with his former one. The San Diego Chargers picked up the former sixth-round quarterback off waivers from the..." May 22

  • The Titans have the youngest offensive line in the league

    Music City Miracles "One.cool.customer of Blogging the Boys put together a really good post about the average age of offensive lines around the NFL. The Titans average age on the offensive line is 23.8. Here is how the five projected starters across the line look: Taylor Lewan (24) -Quinton Spain (24) - Ben Jones..." May 21

  • Marcus Mariota is already being more vocal in year two

    Music City Miracles "You might remember one of the silly criticisms of Marcus Mariota before last year's draft was that he was to quiet. Well apparently that has changed already leading up to his second season. Delanie Walker had this to say to Jim Wyatt about what he has seen from the Titans quarterback so far this..." May 21

  • DeMarco Murray: Marcus Mariota works harder than any QB he’s seen

    Sportsnaut "Happy to be with a new team this fall, Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray had nothing high praise to share about quarterback Marcus Mariota, speaking with Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website. “He is a great, great quarterback obviously. But he is also a great person. And a guy..." May 21

  • Taylor Lewan tweets he is retiring, deletes it

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan thinking about calling it a career? Lewan, a first-round pick in 2014, tweeted early Thursday morning that he has decided to retire. He deleted the tweet not long after sending it, but here’s a screenshot: Hacked? Just messing around? Angry..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Chargers claim Zach Mettenberger, who reunites with Ken Whisenhunt

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers claimed quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers, the team confirmed Tuesday. Mettenberger served as Marcus Mariota's backup last season, starting four games when the 2015 first-round pick was injured. The 24-year-old completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 935 yards..." May 17

  • Ex-Titans LB Keith Bulluck Convicted in DUI Case

    TMZ "Ex-Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck has struck a plea deal in his DUI case ... stemming from a February arrest, when the 39-year-old smashed his car into a light pole. As we previously reported, Bulluck -- who was nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015 -- was busted in..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Titans move on from Zach Mettenberger, Marcus Mariota's backup

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans have waived quarterback Zach Mettenberger, as the team announced the move Monday. A sixth-round pick out of LSU in 2014, Mettenberger started 10 games over two seasons. The Titans didn't win any of those games. Mettenberger, who has a big arm but limited mobility,..." May 16

  • Did the Titans and Browns make the right call trading down?

    SB Nation "The 2015 NFL season was a struggle for the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. Both teams were well out of the playoff picture before anybody had even started thinking about the postseason, limping to a tie for the worst record in the league by the end of the year. But there was a silver..." May 14

  • Mike Mularkey puts Titans wide receivers on notice

    Tennessean "Titans coach Mike Mularkey made it clear Friday he’s expecting plenty of improvement from a wide receivers group that underachieved last season. As a whole, Titans wide receivers produced the fewest catches and second-fewest receiving yards of any other team in 2015. No individual Titans wide..." May 14

  • Derrick Henry impressing Titans before he takes a snap

    Tennessean "Rookie running back Derrick Henry hasn’t taken a single snap for the Titans, but he’s already drawn plenty of attention from his new teammates. The Heisman Trophy winner stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 247 pounds, the kinds of numbers that even open the eyes of veterans such as tight end Delanie..." May 12

  • One Titans 'Mr. Irrelevant' to another: Enjoy the attention

    Tennessean "She announced his name on stage, not long after the teams swapped picks. “With the final selection in the 2016 NFL draft…” One presenter held a Titans helmet. Another unfurled an orange Broncos jersey with the number 253, prepared well in advance. The nameplate read “MR IRRELEVANT,” and..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Titans Sign 6 Draft Picks Including Second-Round RB Derrick Henry

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that they’ve agreed to terms with six of their 10 draft picks including second-round RB Derrick Henry. The other rookies signed to contracts include: DL Austin Johnson (2nd round), WR Tajae Sharpe (5th round), CB LeShaun Sims (5th round), LB Aaron Wallace..." May 09

  • Titans have found productive defensive backs late in draft

    Tennessean "Jason McCourty remembers the feeling. He was sitting in his New Jersey home. Staring at the TV. Surrounded by a few friends and family members. And waiting, and waiting, and waiting … “I remember my mom got so through with it she just went back in her room and just stopped watching it,”..." May 09

  • Titans WR Justin Hunter Motivated for 2016 Season

    Titansonline.com "Justin Hunter still remembers the feeling of being drafted. It was three years ago when the Titans picked him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Now, the former University of Tennessee is preparing for his fourth season. He’s headed into the final year of the four-year contract he..." May 08

  • Delanie Walker, Titans strike two-year extension

    NFL.com "The Tennessee Titans are rewarding Delanie Walker for the first Pro Bowl season of his 10-year career. The team announced a two-year contract extension for Walker on Friday. The new deal is worth $14.7 million with $8.2 million in guarantees, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via agent..." May 06

  • Chance Warmack bad-mouths the Titans’ former O-line coach

    Pro Football Talk "Coming out of Alabama, Chance Warmack was considered one of the best guard prospects in the history of the NFL draft. He’s been a bit of a disappointment in Tennessee, however, demonstrated by the team deciding this week not to pick up his fifth-year option. But Warmack says he’s disappointed,..." May 05

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Is Derrick Henry the Next Eddie George?

    Titansonline.com "George, who ran for over 10,000 yards during his career with the Titans, has admired the Heisman Trophy winner from Alabama himself. “He is an imposing figure. He rushed for 2,000 yards in the SEC, and that’s phenomenal,’’ George said of Henry. “I think he is going to be successful in the NFL...." May 03

  • DeMarco Murray tells Titans’ coaches he’ll mentor Derrick Henry

    Titansonline.com "Some Titans fans wondered about the selection of Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Veteran running back DeMarco Murray didn’t have to. Coach Mike Mularkey called Murray after the team selected the Heisman Trophy winner in the second round on Friday night. “You don’t do it for everybody,..." May 02

  • Titans lineman Taylor Lewan: 'I'm not a right tackle'

    Tennessean "For months, anticipation built. Most experts agreed the Titans would select Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and bump struggling left tackle Taylor Lewan, the 11th overall pick in 2014, to the right side of the line, bolstering a unit that just..." May 01

  • Is picking Henry a sign Titans are too committed to 'exotic smashmouth'?

    The Score "The Tennessee Titans are going to run the ball, then run it some more. Head coach Mike Mularkey promised "exotic smashmouth" football earlier this offseason, and the Titans' draft strategy through two days proves he wasn't lying. After trading up to select mauling offensive tackle Jack..." April 30

  • Titans make CB Kalan Reed 'Mr. Irrelevant' of 2016

    Yahoo! Sports "Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed waited a long time to be selected in the NFL draft. Now he gets a parade. Reed was Mr. Irrelevant, the 253rd and final pick of the 2016 draft. He went to the Tennessee Titans, who traded for that pick at the end of the seventh round earlier in the..." April 30

  • Did the Titans trade the No. 1 pick to the wrong team?

    The Score "When the Tennessee Titans traded the first overall pick in the 2016 draft to the Los Angeles Rams for a bounty of draft picks, including No. 15 overall, the move was widely hailed as a wise one. Now, after watching the Cleveland Browns follow the Titans' lead and trade the No. 2 pick to the..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins trade back with… the #Texans, who perhaps thought someone was gonna trade with the Skins at 21. A WR?

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Browns swap 1st round picks and give up a 6th and the Titans give up a 1st, 3rd and 2nd in 2017. Titans take Conklin. Tunsil plummeting

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This is interesting… the #Titans and the #Cowboys are trying to come back into the first round. Could be wild at the end.

  • Titans trade up to select OT Jack Conklin at No. 8

    NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns have traded down to the Titans. The Titans trade up to No. 8 overall to select OT Jack Conklin." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Titans' Mularkey tempers expectations heading into NFL draft

    Tennessean "Every morning for the past few months, Titans coach Mike Mularkey and first-year general manager Jon Robinson have shared a conversation, poring through options and contingencies while parsing the roster, scouting prospects at the combine, examining free agency and preparing for the draft. Some..." April 28

  • Eagles sign Mike Martin

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have added another defensive lineman to the roster ahead of this week’s draft. The team announced Tuesday that they have signed defensive tackle Mike Martin to a one-year deal. Martin visited with the Eagles on Monday." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

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