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Charlie Whitehurst departs after hit by Kenny Vaccaro

Charlie Whitehurst departs after hit by Kenny Vaccaro

profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 15
The Titans are going to get an extended look at Zach Mettenberger on Friday night. Mettenberger came into the game earlier than expected when No. 2 quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was knocked out of the game. Whitehurst was sacked by safety Kenny Vaccaro…
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  • Graham Stands Out in Saints' 31-24 Win Over Titans

    Graham Stands Out in Saints' 31-24 Win Over Titans

    nytimes.com Aug 15
    Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.
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  • Drew Brees out for Saints against Titans

    Drew Brees out for Saints against Titans

    The Saints got Drew Brees back at practice this week. They’ll have to wait to get him back in a game. Brees won’t play against the Titans at the Superdome on Friday night, which pushes his preseason debut back at least another week. Brees had been bothe…
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  • Jags' stubbornness has helped Bortles

    Jags' stubbornness has helped Bortles

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Stubbornness is usually a bad quality in a football coach. Whether it’s refusing to alter a scheme to fit what players do best or insisting on certain play calls in certain situations, the results usually don’t match the desired ou…
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  • This Child Is So Amped For Jaguars Preseason Football

    This Child Is So Amped For Jaguars Preseason Football

    deadspin.com Aug 15
    Chad Henne? Toby Gerhart? Field goals? This tyke is all for it. Give him that preseason Jaguars sweetness; he can't get enough.Read more...
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  • Expect Irsay decision before start of regular season

    Expect Irsay decision before start of regular season

    The two-game suspension of Ray Rice and the looming suspension of Josh Gordon have left folks wondering when or if the NFL will take action against Colts owner Jim Irsay. In early June, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that league insiders expected Commis…
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  • Jags' Pasztor needs surgery; 2 other OL hurt

    Jags' Pasztor needs surgery; 2 other OL hurt

    Jacksonville Jaguars right tackle Austin Pasztor will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a fracture in his right hand but will return at some point this season.
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  • Alfred Blue becoming a more complete RB

    Alfred Blue becoming a more complete RB

    ESPN.com Aug 15
    Earlier today, we reporters from NFL Nation joined forces to give you a look at skill position battles throughout the league. My apologies for not being able to provide more clarity there, as the Houston Texans are still sorting through their backup run…
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  • Check out the gun on this referee throwing flag in Jaguars-Bear…

    Check out the gun on this referee throwing flag in Jaguars-Bears (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 15
    Everyone is bemoaning the number of flags thrown so far in the preseason. But one look at this referee's cannon, and you might change your mind. ESPN broadcast last night's Jacksonville Jaguars-Chicago Bears game, and after many of you had tuned out, th…
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  • Gerald McCoy already sick of criticism of Bucs’ offensive line

    Gerald McCoy already sick of criticism of Bucs’ offensive line

    The Buccaneers’ offensive line had a rough preseason debut against the Jaguars, prompting major concerns about the ability of the blockers to block effectively when the real games start. Defensive lineman Gerald McCoy dismisses the concerns that have ar…
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  • Amobi Okoye overcomes rare disease, coma for shot with Dallas C…

    Amobi Okoye overcomes rare disease, coma for shot with Dallas Cowboys

    Amobi Okoye entered the NFL as a wunderkind as a 19-year old with the Houston Texans in 2007. Now just two months after his 27th birthday and following a bout with a rare and potentially fatal disease, Okoye is seeking to continue his dream with the Dal…
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  • Jake Matthews relishing the lessons he’s learning now

    Jake Matthews relishing the lessons he’s learning now

    The Falcons are counting on first-rounder Jake Matthews being pro-ready, and the string of pass-rushers he’s worked against already would test any tackle. With recent practices with the Texans putting him face-to-face with J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney…
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  • Kyle Fuller says X-Rays negative on injured ankle

    Kyle Fuller says X-Rays negative on injured ankle

    The Chicago Bears held their breath Thursday night as first-round pick Kyle Fuller left the game after suffering an injured ankle on the opening kick of their preseason game with the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, it appears that Fuller may have dodged …
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  • Video - Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger 1-yd touchdown pass to tight end Chase Coffman

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger 1-yd touchdown pass to tight end Chase Coffman

    Aug 15
    Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger pass short middle to tight end Chase Coffman for 1-yard touchdown.
  • Video - Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger to wide receiver Justin Hunter for a 64-yd touchdown

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger to wide receiver Justin Hunter for a 64-yd touchdown

    Aug 15
    Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger pass deep middle to wide receiver Justin Hunter for a 64-yards touchdown.
  • Video - Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker tipped pass to wide receiver Kendall Wright for 8 yds

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker tipped pass to wide receiver Kendall Wright for 8 yds

    Aug 15
    Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker throws pass intended for Kendall Wright but gets tipped by Corey White yet Wright ultimately ends up with it for a 8-yard gain.
  • Video - Pre-Wk 2 Can't-Miss Play: The touchdown Hunter

    Pre-Wk 2 Can't-Miss Play: The touchdown Hunter

    Aug 15
    Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker pass short left to wide receiver Justin Hunter for a 4-yard touchdown.