BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Another high stakes tilt between LSU and Alabama could once again prove pivotal in Heisman Trophy voting.
While the winner of the game will have an inside track to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans are doing their own version of a Tennessee two-step. Win two games, then it's back they go with nobody to blame but themselves.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stat line was a head-scratcher, for sure.
Derrick Henry had two carries for 4 yards in the first half against a Carolina Panthers' defense that had just allowed...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebacker Jayon Brown remembers playing against Christian McCaffrey in college.
Now the former UCLA linebacker gets his first chance to tackle the former...
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans enjoyed a surge in confidence after returning to .500 and a share of the AFC South lead.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Titans ignored all the hoopla about the ballyhooed Browns, and maybe made some hype of their own.
Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes — one a backbreaking,...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans did nothing during the preseason to tip their hand with new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith or how their new additions will jump-start an offense...
CHICAGO (AP) — It doesn't matter if it's a preseason game — Dalyn Dawkins has a number in mind.
Dawkins rushed for 117 yards and also caught two touchdown passes as the Tennessee Titans...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry is back at practice for the first time since hurting his left calf on the opening day of Tennessee's training camp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown has returned to practice after hurting his left leg on the opening day of Tennessee camp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee running back Derrick Henry and rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown both left practice very early on the first day of the Titans' training camp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans opened their mandatory minicamp Tuesday with no drama and new left guard Rodger Saffold the lone absence, and he was excused for personal...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arthur Smith has never called plays in the NFL. Not even in a preseason game, experience at least his predecessor had a year ago.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In four years at Alabama, Damien Harris has shared the backfield with several runners who either have or will play in the NFL.
From Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake in 2015, to Bo Scarbrough the next two years, to his current running mates Najee Harris and Joshua Jacobs, the top-ranked Crimson Tide (14-0) have always had a variety of running threats to fuel their offense.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Unthinkable at the start of December, Derrick Henry has put together the best two-game stretch in franchise history to put himself 118 yards shy of the first 1,000-yard rushing season in his three-year NFL career.
It's still not a number that the Titans running back and 2015 Heisman Trophy winner is pondering.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry heard Marcus Mariota throw his shoulder into Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to clear the corner for the Titans running back.
Tennessee safety Kevin Byard saw the block from the sideline.
Watching replays sure makes the block from the Titans quarterback look even more punishing.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sensational rookie running back Saquon Barkley was stuffed repeatedly for the first time in more than a month. Eli Manning had little time to throw, and there was no Odell Beckham Jr. on the field to provide relief.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are hoping to get to the playoffs riding the tandem of Derrick and the Defense.
It had been a perfect formula the last couple of weeks, and on a rainy Sunday it led to a third straight win and the Titans' first shutout in 18 years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel asked his Tennessee Titans to play physical in their third game in 11 days. With Derrick Henry leading the way with a handful of rushing records, they did just that with a big victory to stay in the AFC playoff chase.
Now they get a weekend to rest before their final road trip of the season, and then another short week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars' defense followed up a shutout with a washout.
A defense that prides itself as one of the NFL's best got embarrassed on a national stage by Derrick Henry in the Jaguars' 30-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.
"It was sad out there," Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under center at the 1-yard line, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota checked out of a quarterback sneak, and Derrick Henry did the rest — as much with his arms as his legs.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run , and Tennessee routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thursday night to stay in the playoff chase.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry possibly is running out of time with the Tennessee Titans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry makes it very clear he is not happy with himself and his "rough" start this season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum calls Sunday's visit to Jacksonville an "identity game."
"We have to be able to run the ball," Beachum said. "They know that and we know that."
The Jaguars (2-1) actually welcome it after what happened in the fourth quarter last week.
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
New faces: Coach Mike Vrabel, defensive coordinator Dean Pees, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, CB Malcolm Butler, RB Dion Lewis, G Kevin Pamphile, QB Blaine Gabbert, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, LB Will Compton, DL Bennie Logan, LB Rashaan Evans, LB Harold Landry, S Kendrick Lewis, S Kenny Vaccaro.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel believes Tennessee's running back duo will be a problem for opponents.
The former linebacker refused to tip his hand when asked how he would defend Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis himself.
"I would have rather not tackled Derrick, and I would have rather not covered Dion" in the open field, said Vrabel, who played 14 years in the NFL.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has patiently waited for his chance to shine and now heading into his third NFL season the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner will have his chance.
Henry isn't sharing any specific goals for yards or touchdowns, but the Tennessee Titans running back made one thing clear: He is looking forward to a big season.
DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL.
The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN on Friday, four months after being released by the Tennessee Titans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Rashaan Evans couldn't be happier after the Tennessee Titans drafted him with the No. 22 pick, a selection predicted by his friend Derrick Henry.
The former Alabama teammates had discussed how much they wanted to play together in the NFL. Henry, a Heisman Trophy winner at Alabama in 2015, called Evans once the pick was in.
"Everything worked out as we talked about," Evans said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans plan to release running back DeMarco Murray.
The Titans announced their intentions Thursday, when general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement that Murray "was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry isn't a big or brash talker. That's what made the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner calling his performance "kind of soft" in Tennessee's regular-season finale stand out.
The massive running back sure made up for that with an NFL postseason debut for the record books.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says running back DeMarco Murray will not play against the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round.
Mularkey said Wednesday that Murray is not close enough to play Saturday night in New England.
The coach had listed Murray as day to day after the Titans (10-7) beat Kansas City in the wild-card round. But Murray has yet to practice, and Mularkey says the veteran running back is close enough to play next week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out.
Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating.
As a group of teammates mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their first playoff victory in 14 years in his postseason debut.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Titans left guard Quinton Spain is active for Tennessee's wild-card playoff game against the Chiefs, while tight end Jonnu Smith and cornerback Kalan Reed are also active.
Spain had been questionable because of his back. Smith and Reed had passed concussion tests.
The Titans had already ruled out running back Demarco Murray, who hurt his right knee in a loss Dec. 24 to the Rams. That means Derrick Henry will again carry the workload.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will play their important regular-season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars without running back DeMarco Murray.
Murray sprained his right knee in a 27-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Titans coach Mike Mularkey ruled Murray out Friday.
No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Alabama will meet in the College Football Playoffs for the third straight year when they square off in the Sugar Bowl. They split the first two meetings in down-to-the-wire national championship games.
Here's a look at those epic clashes and the teams' seasons heading into Monday night's semifinal showdown:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fans wanting to see Derrick Henry start at running back instead of DeMarco Murray will get their chance to see what that looks like in the Titans' most important game of the season.
Coach Mike Mularkey isn't ruling Murray out of the Titans' regular-season finale against Jacksonville on Sunday. Mularkey said Tuesday that the veteran will be limited at best if an injured knee allows him to play at all.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry says he didn't want to be caught from behind and promises he'll be even faster the next time he breaks out into the open.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan remembers only too well how the Titans always seemed to find a way to lose through his first two seasons in the NFL.
Now they're finding ways to win, and that's all that matters.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry took it personally when Tennessee started slowly Sunday.
The two running backs made sure they finished with a flurry.
Henry delivered the body blows with five strong runs midway through the fourth quarter and Murray finally punched it in from 1 yard with 5:59 left, giving the Titans a 20-16 win and their first victory in 10 tries at Lucas Oil Stadium.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are interested only in stacking victories right now.
Reaching the halfway point tied atop the AFC South means they have time to fix what they must do better.
Marcus Mariota threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns, and the Titans beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 Sunday for their third straight victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A four-play sequence sums up the Tennessee Titans' season so far.
With first-and-goal at the Cleveland 1, the Titans ran DeMarco Murray twice without success. Marcus Mariota missed a wide-open tight end Delanie Walker in the end zone. Then they couldn't reach pay dirt on fourth down with Derrick Henry running behind a line featuring Pro Bowler Taylor Lewan at left tackle and All-Pro Jack Conklin at right tackle.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are unsure whether a trio of players will be able to play Sunday when they visit the winless Cleveland Browns.
Running back DeMarco Murray, who tweaked his hamstring for the second time this season Monday night, returned to practice Friday but was limited in his workouts. He will be a game-time decision.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray returned to practice, but his status for Sunday's game against Seattle remains undecided because of a hamstring injury.
Murray was listed as questionable after being limited on Friday. He had missed two straight practices with the injury.
"He looked better today. He took more snaps today," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are boring and bullish when they're at their best.
And opponents bear the brunt of Tennessee's bruising attack. Just ask the Jacksonville Jaguars, who were gouged for 179 yards rushing in a 37-16 drubbing Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Derrick Henry lowered his shoulder and knocked Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the ground. He did the same to A.J. Bouye a few plays later.
Henry took advantage of a brief stint as Tennessee's featured back Sunday and delivered his best game in two seasons.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee and Jacksonville each played much more like all those preseason predictions Sunday.
Derrick Henry, Delanie Walker and Jalston Fowler each ran for touchdowns, and the Titans pounded the Jaguars in the second half for a 37-16 victory.
Reality check? The result was quite possibly more indicative of what to expect from the AFC South rivals than what they showed in their season openers.
Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.
Last year, Louisville's Lamar Jackson had 50-1 odds when practices started. Jackson quickly became the odds-on favorite though after his performance in the first three games where he accounted for 18 touchdowns, including 10 rushing, and became the youngest player to win the award.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has a basic approach to backing up a Pro Bowl running back in DeMarco Murray with the Tennessee Titans.
Feel, and work, as if he is a starter in the NFL.
Even if he did happen to win the Heisman Trophy in 2015.
"It was different coming off the year that I had in college coming in being the second guy," Henry said. "But it was a growth year, an experience year, helped me learn a lot. Prepared me for this year to get better."