Patriots RBs Burkhead, Gillislee inactive against Titans
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee when they host the Titans in the divisional round Saturday night.
Both Burkhead and Gillislee are out with knee injuries. With them out, the primary rushing duties will fall to Dion Lewis and James White.
Titans go get another QB, add Weeden with Mariota ailing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are adding Brandon Weeden to the roster as a third quarterback with Marcus Mariota recovering from a strained hamstring.
The Titans announced the move Tuesday. Coach Mike Mularkey says Mariota is day to day after hurting his hamstring in a 57-14 loss to the Texans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed tight end Jonnu Smith, a third-round draft pick from Florida International.
Smith caught 178 passes for 2,001 yards and 18 touchdowns during his college career. His most productive season came in 2014, when he had 61 receptions for 710 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Titans selected Smith with the 100th overall pick in the draft.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed sixth-round draft pick Corey Levin of Chattanooga and three seventh-round selections to contracts.
The team announced Friday it has signed Levin and outside linebacker Josh Carraway, offensive tackle Brad Seaton and running back Khalfani Muhammad.
Levin is projected to play either center or guard for the Titans. He started 51 games at Chattanooga while playing both guard and tackle.
No. 12 West Virginia, TCU try to keep pace in Big 12 race
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — TCU and West Virginia share somewhat of a kinship as the two youngest members of the Big 12. Their head-to-head series has been close, too.
Three of their four meetings since joining the league in 2012 have been decided on the final snap. Two went to overtime.
"We really have a lot of respect for each other," said TCU defensive end Josh Carraway. "They're going to battle their butts off, just like they know we're going to go out there and battle our butts off."
Injuries highlight need to have backup QBs ready in Big 12
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Injuries to starting quarterbacks are creeping up in the Big 12, highlighting the need for backups to be prepared for significant playing time.
Arkansas-TCU Preview Capsule
Arkansas (1-0) at No. 15 TCU (1-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: TCU by 7 1/2.
Series record: Arkansas leads 42-24-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
After tough season-opening victories for both, the former Southwest Conference rivals meet for the first time since 1991, which was Arkansas' last season before moving to the SEC. TCU has a 14-game home winning streak, which ranks only behind Florida State (21) and Clemson (16), and won those games by an average margin of 29 points.