NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music City and the NFL are throwing quite a party for the draft, and the Tennessee Titans will be a couple of miles away at team headquarters quietly biding their time...
Orakpo out vs. Giants, Titans add Mariota to injury report
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be without outside linebacker Brian Orakpo on Sunday for their key road game against the New York Giants, and they also added quarterback Marcus Mariota to the injury report with an abdomen problem.
Mariota was limited at practice Friday after not being on the injury report for the previous two practices.
Titans Preview Capsule
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) — Marcus Mariota ran to his right, looked to pass and found nobody open. So the Tennessee quarterback pump-faked, darted left and flew past rookie linebacker Harold Landry III.
Yes, Mariota is looking very healthy in the opening days of training camp.
Titans Training Camp Capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Nashville, Tennessee
LAST YEAR: Titans swept Jacksonville but missed AFC South title after losing three straight in December. Winning first postseason game in 14 years with amazing comeback in Kansas City didn't save coach Mike Mularkey, not when he stuck with OC Terry Robiskie following ugly rout in New England.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans now have three of their four draft picks under contract with linebacker Rashaan Evans, the No. 22 pick overall out of Alabama, agreeing to terms.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):
LSU running back Derrius Guice, Iowa All-American cornerback Josh Jackson and Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams were left in the green room when the first round of the draft ended.
Twenty-two players were invited to attend the draft at AT&T Stadium, including UCF's Shaquem Griffin, who was not expected to go in the first round .
Saints in NFL draft: Nick Underhill, Joel A. Erickson take control of war room in final mock draft
Most mock drafts are predictions. Not The Advocate's. Instead of taking a wild stab at what the Saints might do, Advocate writers Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson play the part of the top two decision-makers in New Orleans. A draft simulator at Fanspeak.com handles the other 31 teams, and when it's time for the Saints to pick, Underhill and Erickson talk it out and come to a selection to offer one look at what the team might be thinking when it's on the clock.
Carolina Panthers draft capsule
24. CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)
LAST SEASON: Panthers reached playoffs for third time in four seasons under coach Ron Rivera, but bowed out in first round with loss to New Orleans. Saints swept three games from Panthers, so finding better ways to match up against them will be priority. General manager Marty Hurney is back in charge in Carolina, making calls on draft day after Dave Gettleman was fired last summer.
Boston College defensive end Harold Landry is the Detroit Lions' first-round pick, at No. 20, in CBS Sports' latest mock draft, published Monday.
"This pick can be viewed as insurance for the Lions if they can't extend Ziggy Ansah, and Landry doesn't have to be the team's alpha pass-rusher in his rookie campaign," says CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso.
INDIANAPOLIS -- With a shallow talent pool of free-agent edge rushers, the Bears may be compelled to address that weakness in the draft, where the problem is that talented pass rushers disappear in a hurry.
Indianapolis — Harold Landry promises explosion off the snap once he finds a home in the NFL.
So it probably should be no surprise that the Boston College defensive end wasted no time in getting straight to the point during his formal media session Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. The first question he fielded: Who's the best pass rusher in this year's draft?
Notre Dame at Boston College: Three things to watch
3:30 p.m. — Alumni StadiumTV: ESPN — Radio: WEEI (850 AM)The Line: Notre Dame -13 (O/U 501/2)
3:30 p.m. — Alumni Stadium
TV: ESPN — Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
The Line: Notre Dame -13 (O/U 501/2)
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
1. Redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown needs to establish a short and intermediate passing game early while protecting the football. Brown was intercepted three times, twice on tipped balls, in BC’s loss to Wake Forest. The Irish have a deep veteran secondary.
9:30 p.m. — Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, Ill.
TV: CBS Sports Network — Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
The Line: BC -31/2 (O/U 511/2)
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
1. BC coach Steve Addazio made a bold move switching accomplished inside linebacker Connor Strachan to the outside. Sophomore Max Richardson needs to make an immediate impact in the middle for the defensive realignment to work.
Preseason All-American Harold Landry makes most of decision to attend BC
Driving around the streets of Boston in October 2013, Al Washington had lost his bearings. But all he was concerned about was Harold Landry finding his.
On the night Washington returned from a recruiting trip following a 24-14 loss at Clemson, the then-Boston College running backs coach saw that he received “like 20 messages” on his voicemail once his plane touched down at Logan Airport.
DE Harold Landry’s return gives BC something to build on
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coaches and players remember where they were when they heard the news that Harold Landry would return for his senior season, as if it were the moon landing or the verdict in a major trial.
Defensive coordinator Jim Reid still has the Twitter message. Fellow defensive lineman Zach Allen got a text and sped off to tell his teammates.
Coming off a successful bowl-winning season, Boston College was picked to finish last this year in the highly competitive ACC Atlantic Division by a poll of 167 media members.
Florida State was chosen as the preseason favorite to win the ACC football championship, earning 118 votes. Defending national champion Clemson was picked second with 35 votes. Louisville received seven votes.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harold Landry isn’t the kind of guy who likes to call attention to himself, which is why he was admittedly nervous yesterday about the prospect of facing a room full of cameras and questioners at the ACC’s Football Kickoff event.
He better get used to the spotlight.
After setting a Boston College single-season record with 16.5 sacks last year, the senior defensive end is destined to be the center of attention for every offensive lineman he’ll face in 2017.
BC notes: Harold Landry puts on show in Quick Lane Bowl
DETROIT — Harold Landry took advantage of the national stage yesterday.
The junior defensive end was all over the place in Boston College’s 36-30 Quick Lane Bowl victory against Maryland at Ford Field.
Louisville’s Jackson, FSU’s Walker earn ACC awards
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year and Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker is the league's defensive player of the year.
The ACC on Wednesday announced its player-of-the-year results following a vote of 48 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Boston College’s Harold Landry receives two ACC honors
Boston College defensive end Harold Landry felt twice the love yesterday from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The junior from Spring Lake, N.C., was named the ACC’s defensive lineman of the week for recording 4.5 tackles for losses and three sacks in Saturday’s 17-14 victory against Wake Forest. Landry has two weekly honors this season and three in his career.
No. 20 Florida St. hosts Boston College on Friday night
Boston College (4-5, 1-4 ACC) at No. 20 Florida State (6-3, 3-3, CFP No. 18), Friday 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Clemson-Boston College Preview Capsule
No. 3 Clemson (3-0, 2-0 ACC) at Boston College (3-2, 0-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Clemson by 17.
Series record: Clemson leads 14-9-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Tigers need to recover quickly from a draining victory at home against Louisville and focus on a Boston College team that plays legitimately good defense. Beating Clemson would be the highlight of coach Steve Addazio's tenure at BC and end a 10-game conference losing streak.
Patrick Towles throws for 2 TDs, BC beats Buffalo 35-3
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College's defense did what was expected. Now, the Eagles will find out how good it really is against powerful Clemson.
Patrick Towles threw for two touchdowns, Davon Jones and Jon Hilliman each ran for one and the Eagles coasted past Buffalo, 35-3 on Saturday afternoon.
It was the second straight win for the Eagles (3-2) after they beat FCS-school Wagner last week.
The Eagles, who entered with the nation's sixth ranked defense, dominated on the defensive side.