Archive for the ‘Tennessee Titans’ Category

Titans scrap final mini-camp practice in favor of Topgolf outing

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Tennessee Titans three-day mandatory mini-camp became as two-day mini-camp as head coach Mike Vrabel decided to scrap the final practice of the offseason and take the team for a day at Topgolf instead. According to Teresa Walker of the Associated Press, Vrabel decided he didn't want to risk any freak injuries occurring during the final day of work before training camp starts late next month. “I don't think we're going to beat anybody on this last day, but I think that we could certainly lose to some teams by losing guys,” Vrabel said Thursday.

Titans to retire McNair, George numbers

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Colts also will retire running back Eddie George's No. 27, making them the seventh and eighth players to earn the distinction in the history of the Titans/Houston Oilers franchise. "Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90s and early 2000s," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said. The Oilers selected McNair out of Alcorn State with the third overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Titans to retire Steve McNair’s No. 9 and Eddie George’s No. 27

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Forever linked' In the unexpected announcement, the Titans and owner Amy Adams Strunk said that McNair and George's numbers will be retired in a ceremony during Tennessee's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 15. Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90's and early 2000's,” Strunk said. They were the heart and soul of the team and each made the other a better player and ultimately led to a great deal of team success.

Eagles’ LB Zach Brown says difference between Philly and Washington is ‘night and day’

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

When free-agent linebacker Zach Brown got the call from his agent that the Philadelphia Eagles, the team he'd faced for two games a year while playing for Washington for two years, was interested in signing him he immediately said he wanted in. Brown, a second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2012, was just tired of losing: in seven seasons with three teams, not only has a team he played for never made the playoffs, he's never been on a squad that finished above .500. Linebacker Zach Brown said the atmosphere around the Eagles is vastly different than in Washington.

WR Humphries says Brady’s age part of passing on Pats

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Wide receiver Adam Humphries signed a four-year, $36 million with the Tennessee Titans in March, passing up the chance to play for the New England Patriots. In doing so, he chose to catch passes from 25-year-old Marcus Mariota, entering his fifth season, instead of six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. "Obviously, he's the G.O.A.T. That's that simple," Humphries told The Athletic about Brady.

Adam Humphries says he chose Titans over Patriots because of Tom Brady’s age

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

In four seasons time, Adam Humphries went from undrafted rookie to sought-after free agent. Earlier this year, the receiver weighed offers from at least three teams: the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints and reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Humphries spurned the chance to play with a championship-winning quarterback for Tennessee.

Titans fantasy football team preview: Can Derrick Henry finally reach his potential?

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The Yahoo Fantasy analysts will preview all 32 NFL teams between now and the end of July as training camps open. Tennessee suffered another season in which their franchise quarterback, Marcus Mariota, dealt with a myriad of injuries. Henry ended up as the 14th-best fantasy RB on Yahoo, but early in the season 14th would have sounded like a fool's bet.

Former Titans WR Dyson graduates to middle school principal

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Kevin Dyson may have come up a yard short in one of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history, but he never let up on his pursuit of education -- his own and that of others. Nearly 20 years after nearly climbing to the top of the football world, Dyson is sitting atop the academic world at a middle school in Tennessee. Interim Williamson County superintendent Jason Golden on Friday announced that Dyson, 43, is the new permanent principal at Grassland Middle School in Franklin.

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones announces retirement from NFL

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Long-time NFL defensive back Adam 'Pacman' Jones, whose 12-season career was marked as much by controversy off the field as contributions on it, has announced his retirement. Jones, 35, posted a video on his Instagram story on Friday that purports to show him signing a document with an NFLPA-backed organisation, "The Trust," whose goal is to provide retired players with the support in life after football. "This is an official letter," Jones says in the video.

Longtime NFL guard Levitre announces retirement

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Former Atlanta Falcons guard Andy Levitre announced his retirement on social media after 10 seasons and 143 starts with three NFL teams. Levitre ranked among the most durable players in the league for most of his career, starting all 16 games in each of his first eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2009-12), Tennessee Titans (2013-14) and Falcons. The same injury limited the former second-round pick (51st overall in 2009) to just two games for Atlanta in 2018.