Titans eager to start streaking, Bills get Josh Allen back
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have been searching for consistency for far too long, and they believe three of the next four games at home is a chance to put together a winning...
NFL 2019: Titans set sights high with AFC South title first
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Safety Kevin Byard has heard the predictions that the Tennessee Titans will finish last in the AFC South, and it's very easy to ignore all that...
Titans young inside linebackers ready to make NFL impression
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have the NFL's highest-paid safety Kevin Byard at the back of their defense, and a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle anchoring the line in Jurrell...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new season, the very same goal remains for the members of the Tennessee secondary: Be the NFL's best.
"Of course that's the goal, that's the plan," Titans safety...
Titans safety Kevin Byard agrees to multi-year extension
Kevin Byard left the talking to the Titans and his agent this offseason, and now he's agreed to a deal making him the NFL's highest-paid safety with a contract extension hours before they report...
Minicamp starts with Titans working, no contract holdouts
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...
Eager Titans want to take next step, go from good to great
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans are enjoying their best run since this franchise moved to Tennessee more than two decades ago, stringing together three straight 9-7 seasons.
Titans hope run of success, stakes enough to fill up stadium
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans have assured themselves of a third straight winning season for the first time since moving to Tennessee, and the NFL's longest current winning streak has them playing the final game of the regular season with a playoff berth on the line.
They'll find out Sunday night if that's enough to sell-out their home stadium with Titans fans.
Safety Kevin Byard believes they've done enough to convince fans to turn out.
Titans give Marcus Mariota rave reviews for punishing block
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.
NFL fines Titans safety for celebrating on Cowboys’ logo
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL has fined Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard $10,026 for celebrating his end-zone interception on the Dallas Cowboys star logo at midfield.
Byard said Friday the fine was actually worth it as the interception helped change momentum by denying the Cowboys a possible touchdown. The Titans outscored the Cowboys 28-7 after the interception en route to a 28-14 victory Monday night.
Cowboys unable to defend star at home except for Jones shove
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys defense might want to delete that last group photo. It was a celebration that proved a bit premature.
On this Monday night, the Cowboys didn't defend their star in a 28-14 loss — except for Byron Jones shoving Kevin Byard when the Tennessee Titans safety did his best imitation of Terrell Owens' infamous taunting on the midfield logo 18 years ago.
Mariota recovers, Titans top Cowboys 28-14 in Cooper’s debut
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.
The flashback for the Dallas Cowboys was just as disheartening as the original.
Byard mimicked Terrell Owens' mocking celebration on the star logo at the 50-yard line from 18 years ago, Marcus Mariota accounted for three touchdowns and the Titans spoiled Amari Cooper's Dallas debut with a 28-14 victory on Monday night.
Titans trying to back up aggressive rookie coach Mike Vrabel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has made it very clear he wants the Tennessee Titans to play fast and aggressive, and that's exactly how the rookie head coach operates.
Now he just needs the Titans to do a better job of having their coach's back.
Titans follow up win over Eagles with 13-12 loss to Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — So much for the Tennessee Titans vowing not to take the Buffalo Bills for granted.
That was safety Kevin Byard's lament when reminded how the Titans followed up last week's thrilling 26-23 overtime win over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles with a 13-12 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Off 2 straight wins, Titans get early test from Philadelphia
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Kevin Byard knows if any Philly green shows up in the Tennessee family section, his relatives likely will be to blame.
That's the challenge for someone born in Philadelphia who grew up watching the Eagles alongside most of his family. Shoot, Byard even had a Lito Sheppard jersey growing up and remembers going to a Super Bowl party watching Philadelphia even as his father and uncle criticized Donovan McNabb for never winning a title.
All-Pro safety no longer needs Deion Sanders’ tweet for fuel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Byard no longer needs the tweet of Deion Sanders calling the All-Pro and Pro Bowl safety "a fan" as the lock screen on his cellphone.
The Tennessee Titans safety believes he squeezed all the motivation needed from that Twitter exchange, which fueled him throughout the offseason in his quest to be the NFL's best in his third season.
Titans’ secondary expect to 1 of the best, if not the best
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Butler says he and his fellow members of the Tennessee Titans' secondary have set high goals for this season, and All-Pro safety Kevin Byard and cornerback Logan Ryan make it clear just how much they expect from themselves.
"We want to be, if not the best, one of the best secondaries in the league this year," Byard said.
From LeBeau to Pees, Titans learning new defensive scheme
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All-Pro safety Kevin Byard believes it doesn't get much better for he and his Titans teammates: First learning from defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and now Dean Pees.
"Just having two legends as coaches on the defense, man, I was blessed," Byard said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have told backup quarterback Matt Cassel, safety Da'Norris Searcy and receiver Eric Weems that they will be released.
The moves announced Friday come a day after the Titans said they will be cutting running back DeMarco Murray.
Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will ‘probably never stop’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles' first postseason victory came with a hefty dose of criticism, maybe even more than ever before.
The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback handled it as well as he did Buffalo's pass rush.
"It'll probably never stop," Bortles said Wednesday. "There's people that think LeBron James sucks, so if that happens, I'm sure there will be a lot of people that always think I suck."
Scoring on Titans safety’s bucket list after 8 interceptions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee safety Kevin Byard is hoping to scratch one more thing off his bucket list.
The second-year safety tied for the league-lead with eight interceptions and led the NFL with 10 total takeaways, though he has yet to reach the end zone. Byard sees no better time than Saturday when the Titans (9-7) visit the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) in an AFC wild-card game in his postseason debut.
Sloppy Titans miss out on primetime chances against Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Tennessee Titans feel like they missed an opportunity.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four interceptions and the defense experienced a second-half meltdown as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers routed the Titans 40-17 on Thursday night.
"We can't make some of those mistakes, we can't miss opportunities that we had," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. "Against good teams, it's going to cost you. You're going to get beat bad."
Back from bye, Titans beat Ravens 23-20 for 3rd straight win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans know they're in no position to be choosy over how they win games.
Not yet anyway.
The Baltimore Ravens are eager to use their bye to heal up and clean up some of the mistakes that keep costing them.
Titans safety’s 5 picks in consecutive games ties NFL mark
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Byard stretched his arm into the air reaching for the ball only to see teammate Adoree Jackson break up the Tennessee safety's chance at a third interception.
Good thing the second-year safety can console himself with one of the NFL's best back-to-back performances.
Titans come off bye, win 3rd straight beating Ravens 23-20
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.
Titans safety finally shows off his ball-hawking skills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee safety Kevin Byard keeps picking off passes at this rate, maybe announcers will figure out how to say his name correctly.
Titans’ defense dreadful as Texans roll to 57-14 win
HOUSTON (AP) — The Tennessee Titans entered Sunday's game against the Texans looking for their first win in Houston since 2012.
They left searching for answers as to what went wrong after a 57-14 loss that extended their skid in Houston to six games.
"It was probably the most embarrassing loss I've took in my career, in my football life," safety Kevin Byard said. "Everything that could have went wrong went wrong today."
Dick LeBeau keeping Titans’ safeties fresh with rotation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rotating defensive linemen or even outside linebackers to keep players fresh to rush the quarterback is nothing new in the NFL.
The Tennessee Titans have extended the practice and are alternating four players at the two safety positions.
The rotation includes listed starters Da'Norris Searcy and Rashad Johnson, plus special teams captain Daimion Stafford and rookie third-round pick Kevin Byard.