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Titans keep RB Johnson with current deal

Titans keep RB Johnson with current deal

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 7, 2013
Chris Johnson will return to the Tennessee Titans under his current contract in 2013, coach Mike Munchak said Thursday.
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  • Gregg Williams: “I take full responsibility and apologize”

    Gregg Williams: “I take full responsibility and apologize”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    On his first day back in the NFL after being suspended for orchestrating the Saints’ bounty program, new Titans assistant coach Gregg Williams said he accepts the blame for the mess he created in New Orleans, and that he vows to do things the right way
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  • Gregg Williams' first statement

    Gregg Williams' first statement

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Here's the statement Gregg Williams opened his piece of a news conference introducing new Titans assistant coaches Thursday afternoon: I’m not usually a statement guy, but I want to make sure I say things correctly and make sure I in
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  • Jevon Kearse having IRS, mortgage problems

    Jevon Kearse having IRS, mortgage problems

    Jevon Kearse, the former Titans and Eagles defensive end who played in the NFL for 11 seasons and earned about $45 million, is apparently struggling financially less than four years after receiving his last NFL paycheck. The South Florida Business Journ…
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  • Titans GM: Britt 'on the spot' to produce this year

    Titans GM: Britt 'on the spot' to produce this year

    CNNSI.com Feb 7, 2013
    Titans GM: Britt 'on the spot' to produce this year
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  • Friday is D-Day for CJ

    Friday is D-Day for CJ

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    If the Titans want out from under Chris Johnson and his $10 million base salary for 2013, they have to release him by the end of Friday. Of that salary, $9 million locks in as a guarantee if he’s on the roster past the fifth day of the waiver period, wh
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  • Our chat is under way

    Our chat is under way

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    No muss, no fuss, no fancy introduction. Our weekly chat, which we missed last week, is under way. Come join us here.
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  • Jaguars to implement zone blocking scheme

    Jaguars to implement zone blocking scheme

    One of the biggest challenges for the Jaguars as they attempt to wash the stink of a 2-14 season off will be how they rebuild an offensive line. Protecting their quarterback was a challenge, but new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said he was going to …
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  • Jacoby Jones hopes to retire a Raven

    Jacoby Jones hopes to retire a Raven

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    After he was abruptly and unceremoniously cut by the Texans on May 1, receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones found a new home in Baltimore.  Now, after playing an indispensable role in the Ravens’ Super bowl win, Jones hopes it’s permanent. “I want to
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  • RTC: More power for Schaub?

    RTC: More power for Schaub?

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Houston Texans Five moves Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle would make to ensure a Super Bowl for the Texans. Giving Matt Schaub the power to change plays at the line of scrimmage is a big one. To which I say: That would be a big change, and I don…
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  • Brian Cushing “ahead of schedule” in rehab from ACL injury

    Brian Cushing “ahead of schedule” in rehab from ACL injury

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    The Houston Texans lost a significant piece to their defense in October when linebacker Brian Cushing tore his ACL in a game against the New York Jets. Though they still finished as the seventh-ranked defense in the league, the Texans lost some of their…
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  • Video - Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney 'hopes' to be with Colts next season 02:29

    Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney 'hopes' to be with Colts next season

    Feb 7
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney joined "NFL Total Access" to discuss his free agency and the impact of Chuck Pagano on his team's season.
  • Video - Titans Hire Gregg Williams 02:56

    Titans Hire Gregg Williams

    Feb 7
    The NFL has reinstated Gregg Williams after suspending him for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal, and the Titans have hired him as a senior assistant coach for their defense.
  • Video - Titans Will Keep Johnson 01:37

    Titans Will Keep Johnson

    Feb 7
    Source: Chris Johnson will return to the Tennessee Titans under his current contract.
  • Video - Tennessee Titans special assistant Gregg Williams: ' I am grateful for this opportunity' 02:32

    Tennessee Titans special assistant Gregg Williams: ' I am grateful for this opportunity'

    Feb 7
    Tennessee Titans special assistant Gregg Williams discusses his reinstatement, his new role in Tennessee and what he has learned in the past year during his suspension.

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  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…