Simmons’ quick recovery may factor into Titans’ roster moves
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel and the Titans have managed one goal of reaching the end of the preseason as healthy as possible.
Titans Preview Capsule
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New faces: OLB Cameron Wake, LG Rodger Saffold, QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Adam Humphries, DT Jeffery Simmons, WR A.J. Brown, DE Brent Urban, DB Amani Hooker, G Nate Davis,...
Titans receiver A.J. Brown limited in return to team drills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown said he's headed in the right direction now that he's finally participating in team drills again, even if he's still being limited in...
Titans put DT Casey, TE Smith, K Succop on PUP list
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, tight end Jonnu Smith and kicker Ryan Succop on the physically unable to perform list.
Titans Training Camp Capsule
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OPEN CAMP: July 25, Nashville, Tennessee
LAST YEAR: Coach Mike Vrabel just missed playoffs in debut season despite enough issues to distract any veteran head...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with their top draft pick Jeffery Simmons, the 19th selection overall out of Mississippi State.
Titans rookie shows off catching skills with 1-handed grab
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans' top draft pick is busy with meetings out of sight from prying eyes as reporters got their one look at Tennessee's latest crop of rookies.
Titans focus on improving offense on draft’s 2nd day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans spent the second day of the draft addressing their issues on offense.
Tennessee took Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown in the second round...
Titans select Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons at No. 19
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans believe Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons' potential makes him worth the wait.
Tennessee selected Simmons with the 19th overall...
SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago.
It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this...
Simmons, Sweat among NFL prospects at Mississippi St pro day
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons has the look of a future NFL player after a prolific three-year college career. He's also wearing a big brace on his knee after tearing...
NFL defensive line prospect Jeffery Simmons tears ACL
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons tore the ACL in his left knee while working out in Florida last weekend.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Simmons, a potential first-round pick in April's NFL draft, released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday. He said he was going through position drills while training in Boca Raton, Florida when the injury occurred.
Mississippi State’s Simmons wins Conerly Trophy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons won the Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night after being an anchor in the middle of one of the nation's best defenses.
Rebels’ Brown, MSU’s Simmons among Conerly Trophy finalists
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown and Southern Mississippi receiver Quez Watkins are among the 10 finalists for the Conerly Trophy.
The Conerly is given each year to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi. This is the 23rd year for the award, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 27 in Jackson. The featured speaker will be former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints star Deuce McAllister.
No. 1 Alabama puts streaks on line against No. 18 MSU
No. 18 Mississippi State (6-3, 2-3 SEC, No. 16 CFP) at No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP), 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 24½.
Series record: Alabama leads 81-18-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Alabama has already locked up a spot in the SEC championship game against No. 5 Georgia and wants to keep chasing a perfect season. The Bulldogs are seeking their third straight win and a better bowl landing spot.
No. 16 Texas A&M gets another SEC test vs. Mississippi State
Texas A&M has won three straight games to quickly become a factor in the Southeastern Conference Western Division under first-year coach Jimbo Fisher.
Now the Aggies on Saturday must face one of the league's best defenses in Mississippi State.
Mississippi State’s high hopes rest on Moorhead, Fitzgerald
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — If Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald is going to have a storybook ending to his college career, first-year coach Joe Moorhead has to get off to a fantastic start.
The Bulldogs are a popular pick to contend for the Southeastern Conference championship after finishing with a 9-4 record last season, and a glance at the roster reveals plenty of reasons why.
LSU, Mississippi State pregame scuffle: Arden Key restrained, no punches thrown during exchange
LSU and Mississippi State didn’t bother to wait for kickoff to start setting off some fireworks.
About an hour prior to the start of LSU’s Southeastern Conference opener in Starkville, Mississippi, the Bulldogs’ nose guard Jeffery Simmons ran down to the Tigers’ end zone where he began taunting in the face of LSU’s Saahdiq Charles and several other offensive linemen.
No. 12 LSU opens SEC play at Mississippi State
No. 12 LSU (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at Mississippi State (2-0, 0-0 SEC), Saturday 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: LSU by 7½.
Series Record: LSU leads 73-34-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
LSU and Mississippi State are both trying to establish that they're contenders behind Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. LSU has won 16 of the past 17 in the series, but Mississippi State won in 2014 and the past two years have featured tight games.
Mississippi State’s Simmons emerging as defensive standout
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — In the span of 60 minutes of football on Saturday, Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons put on impressive display of what a 300-pound man can do to dominate a game.
His first act was on special teams, when he blocked an extra point and a few minutes later blocked a punt before recovering it for a touchdown. His second act was on defense, when he scooped up a fumble and rumbled 90 yards for another touchdown during the Bulldogs' 57-21 win over Louisiana Tech.
Mississippi State easily handles Louisiana Tech 57-21
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen took a long look at a sheet of statistics that included three blocked extra points, one blocked punt and an 87-yard fumble, and came to the same conclusion as thousands of other college football fans.
"It was a strange game at times, wasn't it," Mullen said.
Mississippi State’s picks up hometown talent on signing day
Mississippi State stayed close to home to pick up one of its most important signees — linebacker Willie Gay.
The 6-foot-1, 223-pounder is from Starkville High School, which is only a couple miles from Mississippi State's campus. He signed with the Bulldogs on Wednesday and should help solidify a defense that already has young stars in defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons and linebacker Leo Lewis.
MACON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football player Jeffery Simmons has been found guilty of malicious mischief.
Media outlets report Simmons was charged with simple assault, malicious mischief and disturbing the peace after a March 24 fight in Macon where he was caught on video standing over a woman and repeatedly punching her.
On Tuesday, Simmons was found guilty of malicious mischief and pleaded no contest to the simple assault charge. The disturbing the...