Tennessee Titans News and Rumors

  • Tommy Smith expects 2015 Titans to “be in the playoff race and …

    Tommy Smith expects 2015 Titans to “be in the playoff race and to get there”

    profootballtalk.com Updated 17 hours ago
    At the halfway point of the 2014 season, Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith said that he was “impatient” for better results than the 2-6 record the team compiled in its first eight games. Going 0-8 to close out the season didn’t say much about the tal…
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  • Chargers visit next up for Jacoby Jones

    Chargers visit next up for Jacoby Jones

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    Former Ravens wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones started his search for a new job with visits to the Bengals and Titans and he’ll continue the hunt with a trip to California. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Jones will head to San Diego on…
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  • Reports: Ted Ginn visiting Titans, 49ers

    Reports: Ted Ginn visiting Titans, 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    Free agent receiver Ted Ginn has two more visits lined up. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Ginn visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. Ginn will then head west for a meeting with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, per Adam Schefter of ESP…
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  • Titans awarded outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi on waivers

    Titans awarded outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi on waivers

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    The Titans are taking a flyer on a pass rush prospect. Tennessee has been awarded ex-Falcons defensive end/outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi on waivers, the team said Tuesday. A fourth-year pro from Troy, Massaquoi recorded 70 tackles and six sacks …
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  • Tommy Smith emphasizes desire for smashmouth Titans

    Tommy Smith emphasizes desire for smashmouth Titans

    ESPN.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith has spoken of how he wants more of a physical football team. As the team prepares to shuffle its roster for its second season with Smith as head of the ownership group, he reiterated tho…
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  • Report: Brad Jones visited Titans, visiting Eagles on Monday

    Report: Brad Jones visited Titans, visiting Eagles on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Mar 2 (3 days ago)
    Players who have been released by their teams since the end of the season are free to sign with other teams ahead of the start of free agency next week and linebacker Brad Jones is trying to take advantage of that opportunity. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessea…
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  • The Titans need to chase Ndamukong Suh

    The Titans need to chase Ndamukong Suh

    ESPN.com Mar 2 (3 days ago)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ndamukong Suh was recently in Nashville. His strength coach from Nebraska is now at Vanderbilt, and I was told Suh plans on spending even more time this offseason with James Dobson. Detroit Lions defensive line coach Jim Washburn als…
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  • Titans fans should hope these four players get cut elsewhere

    Titans fans should hope these four players get cut elsewhere

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (6 days ago)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As if the list of pending free agents wasn't enough, we’re starting to see other players who might be of interest coming onto the market. ESPN’s Adam Caplan recently gave us a rundown of his most likely salary-cap cuts. One of them, …
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  • Washington hires Dave Ragone as quality control coach

    Washington hires Dave Ragone as quality control coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)
    A former Titans position coach has been added to Jay Gruden’s coaching staff. Washington has hired Dave Ragone as an offensive quality control coach, the club announced Thursday. The 35-year-old Ragone was the Titans’ quarterbacks coach in 2013 and thei…
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  • Titans veteran Roos retires after 10 seasons

    Titans veteran Roos retires after 10 seasons

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Feb 26 (7 days ago)
    Longtime Tennessee Titans left tackle Michael Roos is retiring after 10 seasons, the team announced Thursday.
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  • Michael Oher visits the tackle-needy Panthers

    Michael Oher visits the tackle-needy Panthers

    The Panthers entered last season needing a pair of offensive tackles, and they still do. But with the Byron Bell experiment drawn to a close, the Panthers are looking around for external help this time. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, fo…
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  • Michael Griffin has second surgery of the offseason

    Michael Griffin has second surgery of the offseason

    Titans safety Michael Griffin kicked off the offseason by having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, an operation that left him unable to use crutches. As a result, Griffin had to delay getting some work done on his knee until the shoulder …
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  • James Casey keeps adding dates to his free agent world tour

    James Casey keeps adding dates to his free agent world tour

    Every year, some guy gets cut and hits early free agency, and suddenly has a market no one would have expected. This year, it’s versatile fullback/tight end/special teamer James Casey. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the former Eagles Swiss Army knife…
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  • Ike Taylor says players will follow Dick LeBeau to Tennessee

    Ike Taylor says players will follow Dick LeBeau to Tennessee

    The Titans can use veteran assistant coach Dick LeBeau only for his Xs and Os, and be better off. But the longtime Steelers assistant might also help them land some of the Jimmies and the Joes they need as well. Via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Tit…
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  • Longtime Titans executive MacLachlan resigns

    Longtime Titans executive MacLachlan resigns

    ESPN.com Feb 24
    Don MacLachlan, the Tennessee Titans' longtime top non-football executive in Nashville, resigned, the team announced Tuesday.
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  • Draft Insider: Jaguars, Titans in a game of intrigue

    Draft Insider: Jaguars, Titans in a game of intrigue

    Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell wants it known that he’s willing to trade down. Why? My bet is he wants Tennessee to take Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. There’s a fascinating draft subplot this year involving the Titans and Jaguars, a draft wi…
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  • Titans rated one of the worst pro franchises for use of analyti…

    Titans rated one of the worst pro franchises for use of analytics

    ESPN.com Feb 23
    The Tennessee Titans rank 116th out of 122 franchises in the four major American professional sports leagues when it comes to their use of analytics. That’s according to an extensive look by ESPN The Magazine. Not long after he got the Titans' job, coac…
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  • Zach Mettenberger confident he’d beat out Winston or Mariota

    Zach Mettenberger confident he’d beat out Winston or Mariota

    The Titans are doing what they can to get people looking in directions other than quarterback as possibilities for the second overall pick, but the predicted presence of two quarterbacks at the top of the draft means that they’ll continue to be linked w…
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  • Titans' Zach Mettenberger on Winston, Mariota: 'I think I’d bea…

    Titans' Zach Mettenberger on Winston, Mariota: 'I think I’d beat them out'

    yahoo.com Feb 21
    The Tennessee Titans own the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft and are doing their due dilligence on the top two quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. One would expect that, even with a promising but ultimately unproven asset in 2014 s…
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  • Leonard Williams touts versatility, checks in with Jurrell Case…

    Leonard Williams touts versatility, checks in with Jurrell Casey

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is regarded by many as the best defensive player in the draft. He could well be the Tennessee Titans' pick at No. 2 overall if they stay put in the spot. Friday in Indianapolis he spoke to the media covering the co…
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  • A combine peek around the rest of the AFC South

    A combine peek around the rest of the AFC South

    ESPN.com Feb 19
    A combine peek around the rest of the AFC South as we ponder what the teams the Titans play twice a year may be doing in the draft ... Indianapolis Colts The Colts are consistently in need of players to shore up their offensive line. One possibility for…
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  • Video - Marqueston Huff, Daimion Stafford May Battle For Starting Safety ... 01:04

    Marqueston Huff, Daimion Stafford May Battle For Starting Safety ...

    Mar 4
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky discusses the safety position.
  • Video - Titans Still Have Shot At Best Player In The Draft 00:49

    Titans Still Have Shot At Best Player In The Draft

    Feb 23
    Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky says USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams would be a terrific fit in Nashville.
  • Video - Titans Have History Of Drafting Players With Red Flags 01:03

    Titans Have History Of Drafting Players With Red Flags

    Feb 13
    Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky says the team can't afford to not have a draft pick on the field next season because of character issues.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:23

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Feb 12
    ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi discusses the quarterback decisions facing the Titans, Jets and Rams this offseason.

Sports Columnists

  • How Marcus Mariota Will Adapt to the NFL

    Mar 4
    Read Peter King’s profile on Marcus Mariota: He was nearly perfect in a Heisman-winning campaign last season. Nonetheless, no prospect is under more scrutiny right now than the Oregon quarterback Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The M…
  • The Truth About Marcus Mariota

    Mar 4
    INDIANAPOLIS — With all due respect to pockmarked Jameis Winston, off-field landmine Dorial Green-Beckham and small-school (Hobart!) marvel Ali Marpet, Marcus Mariota has more coaches and scouts staying up nights watching video than anyone in the 2015 d…
  • The Trade That Rocked (or Will Rock) the NFL

    Mar 4
    In what will be one of the most interesting trades in recent NFL history, the Eagles have agreed to send 2013 NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for middle linebacker Kiko Alonso when the league year opens for business next week. Adam Schefter…
  • Panthers bring back DT Cole, 34, for 1 year

    Mar 3
    The Carolina Panthers reached a one-year deal with veteran defensive tackle Colin Cole on Tuesday.