NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have filled their final roster spot by agreeing to terms with defensive lineman Claude Pelon before their first practice of training camp.
The Titans also announced Thursday that offensive tackle John Theus has been designated as a "non-football injury."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are releasing outside linebacker Kevin Dodd, an unceremonious finish for a former second-round pick who never came close to living up this draft position.
The Titans announced Tuesday in a one-sentence release that they plan to cut ties with Dodd, the 33rd overall pick in the 2016 draft.
Titans’ Dodd placed on ‘did not report’ list
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebacker Kevin Dodd has been placed on the "did not report" list, putting his future with Tennessee in question.
Steelers S Mike Mitchell, TE Vance McDonald out vs. Titans
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have new faces in the secondary against Tennessee.
Cornerback Joe Haden is out indefinitely with a fractured left leg. The team made safety Mike Mitchell inactive when his ankle didn't heal in time to face the Titans. Coty Sensabaugh will start in place of Haden. Rob Golden will fill in for Mitchell. The Steelers have the second-ranked pass defense in the NFL.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly nine months without playing football is bad enough and if the injured player is worried that it's a career-ending setback, it makes the time away worse.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Kevin Dodd knows that feeling all too well.
Additional practices create balancing act for bowl teams
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows quite well how teams and players get long-term benefits from the extra practices that accompany a bowl bid.
He cites the dramatic rise of former Tiger Kevin Dodd as evidence.
Dodd was a backup in 2014, when he capitalized on the extra attention he received during workouts leading up to Clemson's Russell Athletic Bowl victory over Oklahoma.
Titans put rookie linebacker Kevin Dodd on injured reserve
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee rookie linebacker Kevin Dodd is being placed on injured reserve and will have his right foot re-evaluated after being scratched the past two games.
Coach Mike Mularkey announced the move Monday after practice.
The 33rd pick overall out of Clemson had not been on the injury report. Mularkey said last week he wanted to see a sense of urgency out of a healthy Dodd.
Titans running back DeMarco Murray undergoing MRI on toe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray is undergoing an MRI on a toe that he hurt Thursday in a 36-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey says Murray will have an MRI and he "doesn't think it's too serious."
Murray appeared to hurt the toe late in the second quarter on a 19-yard run in the second quarter, although he returned to the game in the second half and ended up rushing for 123 yards.
Titans without half of starting secondary vs. Jaguars
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are without three starters against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, including half of their secondary.
The Titans already had declared safety Rashad Johnson (neck) and cornerback Perrish Cox (concussion) out, and Daimion Stafford will start at safety with Brice McCain at cornerback. Brian Schwenke will start at left guard with Quinton Spain (bruised right knee) out.
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Titans rookie linebacker Dodd eager to make preseason debut
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will finally get to see rookie outside linebacker Kevin Dodd on Saturday night when the second-round pick from Clemson is scheduled to make his preseason debut.
Clemson DE Bryant to miss at least 3 games with foot injury
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive end Austin Bryant is expected to miss at least three games after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says Bryant got hurt at practice Monday night and had surgery Tuesday. Swinney says he hopes to have the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Bryant back to face Georgia Tech on Sept. 22. That timeline has Bryant out the first three games, including the opener at Auburn on Sept. 3.