Titans Rumors & News

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • NFL.com Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Jason McCourty: Titans now go into every game feeling we can win

    Tennessean "On a roster that features plenty of long-suffering players, it’s impossible to find one who’s persevered through more Titans frustration than cornerback Jason McCourty. A sixth-round draft pick in 2009, McCourty is the only member of the Titans who’s been here for eight seasons. In seven..." October 21

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk: ‘team is not for sale’

    Today's Pigskin "The Tennessee Titans are in a bit of a predicament when it comes to their ownership team, but apparently a sale of the team is not an option to fix it. Amy Adams Strunk, the team’s controlling owner, spoke to USA Today Sports on Tuesday at the NFL meetings and was adamant about that. “The team..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Mariota throws 3 TDs as Titans hold off Browns

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Cleveland Browns were bound and determined to take DeMarco Murray out of the Tennessee Titans' attack. So wide receiver Kendall Wright responded with the type of game that Tennessee has wanted to see from him all year. Grabbing eight passes for 133 yards and a..." October 16

  • Bon Jovi is watching Titans situation closely after missing out on Bills

    CBS Sports "Rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who attempted to buy the Buffalo Bills and remains very interested in owning an NFL team, continues to monitor the Tennessee Titans ownership situation closely, league sources said. Bon Jovi's desire to purchase a team is well known throughout league circles, and Nashville..." October 16

  • DeMarco Murray was ‘95 percent sure’ he was returning to Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "DeMarco Murray’s return to the Dallas Cowboys during the off-season was close. How close? “It was like 95 percent sure I was going to come back there,” Murray said in a phone interview. “I have a lot of respect for those guys — the Jones family, Will [McClay], coach [Jason] Garrett obviously..." October 15

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Titans dominate Dolphins behind Mariota's 4 TDs

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- This was a battle of two of the five lowest-scoring teams in the NFL. The Tennessee Titans, though, were healthier than the Miami Dolphins, and that may have been the difference. The Dolphins were without seven injured starters, including left tackle Branden Albert and..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Titans’ Ben Jones fined for taunting ex-teammate

    Pro Football Talk "Titans center Ben Jones faced his old team on Sunday, and he took the trash talk too far. Jones, who left the Texans for the Titans in free agency this offseason, was penalized for taunting Texans defensive lineman Christian Covington when the teams met last week. Now Jones has been fined as..." October 08

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Still no decisions have been made about Titans-Dolphins game

    Pro Football Talk "A major hurricane is bearing down on South Florida, three days before the Titans and Dolphins are due to meet in Miami. For now, no decisions have been made about whether the game will proceed as scheduled. As the teams and the league officially monitor the storm closely, unofficially no..." October 06

  • How smashmouth is working for Titans ... and how it isn't

    Tennessean "Through four games, the Titans are showing a dramatic improvement in the run game from 2015. They’re the NFL’s fourth-best rushing attack at 127 yards per game, a whopping 37 percent increase from the 2015 team, which finished 25th at just 92.8 yards per game. They boast one of the league’s..." October 06

  • Titans fire special teams coach Bobby April

    Tennessean "The Titans have fired special teams coach Bobby April in the aftermath of two big special-teams mistakes during Sunday’s loss to Houston. The Titans surrendered a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown, one that turned out to be the winning score in Houston’s 27-20 win. In addition, the Titans..." October 03

  • Rookie Fuller sparks Texans' win vs. Titans

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Texans coach Bill O'Brien acknowledged a justifiable hesitancy to use dynamic rookie receiver Will Fuller on special teams, but when the Texans needed a jolt and the moment felt just right, O'Brien rolled the dice and came up a winner. Fuller returned a punt 67 yards for a..." October 02

  • Delanie Walker leaves fantasy players scrambling — even Titans

    Tennessean "Titans tight end Delanie Walker wrapped his hand around a cell phone in his locker stall Thursday afternoon after being a limited participant in his first practice this week. He might miss his second consecutive game with a strained hamstring Sunday, when Tennessee visits Houston with a chance..." September 30

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Browns Were Eyeing Titans QB Alex Tanney

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans recently raised the weekly salary of practice squad quarterback Alex Tanney to nearly $31K because the Browns were expressing interest in signing him to their active roster, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Tanney is now earning the same salary he’d be netting if he..." September 28

  • 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