NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn't changed anything about how he prepares for this season.
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.
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Miami QB Ryan Tannehill traded to Titans for draft picks
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Tannehill has a new team. Now the Miami Dolphins need a new quarterback.
Miami traded Tannehill on Friday to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that also involved draft picks....
Tennessee Titans sign offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have shored up their depth on the offensive line by signing center/guard Hroniss Grasu.
Grasu has played in 17 career NFL games with 13 starts since earning first-team all-Pac-12 honors at Oregon, where he played alongside current Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.
New coordinator, same offense for Marcus Mariota and Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arthur Smith has worked for a several head coaches, including four with the Tennessee Titans so he knows as well as anyone just how much turnover quarterback Marcus Mariota has dealt with in the NFL.
So while Smith represents more change, he and the Titans plan to keep things the same for Mariota's sake.
Titans QB Mariota needs rest, not surgery for latest injury
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' quest for a second straight postseason ended with injured quarterback Marcus Mariota watching from the sideline .
Luckily for the Titans, Mariota said a neck specialist has made clear only rest is needed — no surgery — to heal nerves frayed by injuries that knocked him out of three different games this season.
Titans’ season ends shy of postseason with Mariota sidelined
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans had everything they needed to cap coach Mike Vrabel's debut season with a second straight playoff berth.
Except a healthy quarterback.
Marcus Mariota watched from the sideline as Blaine Gabbert was intercepted twice in the final 9:05 Sunday night in a 33-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts that snapped the Titans' four-game winning streak and ended their season.
Colts earn playoff spot; Luck remains perfect vs. Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have Andrew Luck healthy and throwing the ball all over the field.
That's more than enough with an injured Marcus Mariota stuck watching from the Tennessee sideline.
Luck threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns and the Colts beat the Titans 33-17 on Sunday night for the final spot in the postseason as the AFC's No. 6 seed.
Mariota out vs. Colts with playoff berth on line for winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is out against the Indianapolis Colts in the final game of the NFL regular season with the final spot in the AFC playoffs going to the winner.
Titans list QB Marcus Mariota as questionable against Colts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota officially is questionable for Tennessee's regular season finale against Indianapolis with a playoff berth on the kube.
Marcus Mariota limited in return to practice for Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has returned to practice and hopes to recover from his latest injury in time to start against the Indianapolis Colts.
Titans QB Mariota sits out practice, hopes to play vs Colts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said he is doing "everything in my power" to be available Sunday night against Indianapolis with a playoff berth on the line.
Titans’ Pro Bowl lineman Jurrell Casey placed on IR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey on injured reserve, their second defensive starter lost for the season in as many weeks.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota knocked out of game vs. Redskins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is hurt again, not that Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel is saying just yet just how bad his quarterback is injured.
Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally have a victory in a game where quarterback Marcus Mariota left injured, and Blaine Gabbert did much more than just win.
Gabbert kept the Titans' playoff hopes alive.
The veteran threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and the Titans rallied to beat the Washington Redskins 25-16 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
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.
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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.
Numbers look good for Harvard grad turned Titans’ tight end
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Anthony Firkser could be working in banking or finance, maybe even on Wall Street with the applied mathematics degree earned at Harvard.
Luckily for the Titans, the converted wide receiver is playing tight end in Tennessee.
Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under center at the 1-yard line, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota checked out of a quarterback sneak, and Derrick Henry did the rest — as much with his arms as his legs.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run , and Tennessee routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thursday night to stay in the playoff chase.
Titans’ Marcus Mariota has tape on throwing hand
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had black tape on the back of his right, throwing hand against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Titans shake off ugly start, rally to edge Jets 26-22
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans could not have started much uglier.
They sure showed they can finish.
Mariota threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis with 36 seconds left, and the Tennessee Titans rallied from a 16-point deficit and beat the New York Jets 26-22 on Sunday.
Sacks piling up as Titans struggle to protect Marcus Mariota
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have an issue protecting their quarterback right now with Marcus Mariota taking hits from defenses he hasn't experienced since his rookie season.
Titans’ Mariota to start against Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota will start on Monday against the Houston Texans despite missing practice after suffering a stinger last Sunday.
Mariota returned to practice late in the week after recovering from the injury that forced him to sit out of Tennessee's 38-10 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday.
Inactive for the Titans were WR Taywan Taylor, DB Dane Cruikshank, RB David Fluellen, RB Dalyn Dawkins, G Aaron Stinnie, T Tyler Marz and DL Matt Dickerson.
Titans QB Mariota practices, likely to start against Texans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota fully participated in Friday's practice and is expected to start Monday night's road game against the AFC South-leading Houston Texans.
Titans QB Mariota limited, playing status remains unclear
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are back in wait-and-see mode with Marcus Mariota.
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Titans hope Mariota plays vs Texans; Pees to return to work
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans need the extra day off before their next game both to allow injuries to heal and figure out what went wrong in their worst loss this season.
Loss of Pees, Mariota complicate Titans’ tough Luck day
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel grabbed the headset and adjusted to calling the defensive plays as quickly as he could Sunday.
Andrew Luck kept the Titans off-balance the rest of the afternoon.
On a day quarterback Marcus Mariota left with an injured right elbow, the biggest question coming out the game was the health of defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who was taken to a nearby hospital during the first quarter.
Titans get more comfortable in new offense, start to produce
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans finally are starting to show signs that some of their growing pains of learning a new offense may be easing.
Titans saying all the right things about handling success
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are saying all the right things about learning how to handle success.
After beating defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia earlier this season, the Titans lost three straight. Now they've rebounded with back-to-back wins, including Sunday's 34-10 rout of the reigning AFC champ in New England, and are saying all the right things on staying focused after a big victory.
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.
Injuries make impact sidelining NFL stars at halfway point
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rookie head coach Mike Vrabel has no time to imagine how much better his struggling Tennessee offense might be if only three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker hadn't broken his ankle in the Titans' season opener.
Next man up is a necessity as much as a cliche in the NFL.
Titans have no regrets over 2-point conversion attempt
LONDON (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hated the outcome.
But they loved the call.
The decision by Titans coach Mike Vrabel to go for a go-ahead 2-point conversion against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday doomed Tennessee (3-4) to a third straight loss when Marcus Mariota's pass to Taywan Taylor was tipped by safety Adrian Phillips in the end zone.
Chargers withstand Titans’ late rally, hold on for 20-19 win
LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' Adrian Phillips believes the Tennessee Titans made the right decision to go for a potential go-ahead 2-pointer with 31 seconds remaining — and not just because it failed.
Phillips broke up Marcus Mariota's pass attempt, the Titans' second after a defensive penalty on the first attempt, and the Chargers held on for a 20-19 victory on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Titans address protection issues after giving up 11 sacks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans face a sense of urgency to correct the problems they have protecting their quarterback.
Giving up a franchise-record 11 sacks — one off the NFL record for a game — is a beacon to defenses looking to hit quarterback Marcus Mariota.
"The blueprint's out there," Mariota said Wednesday. "It's how are we going to be able to manage that and correct that so that lack of execution doesn't happen again."
Titans’ offense struggling with extended touchdown drought
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans made a coaching change after winning their first playoff game in 14 years to rev up Marcus Mariota and the offense.
So far, the Titans have taken a major step backward on offense with their first-time head coach and his offensive coordinator who had never called plays in a regular-season game until last month.
Several players contributing to Ravens’ stellar defense
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are playing team defense so well, it's almost impossible to pick the best of the bunch.
Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks against former coach
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens swarmed around their new defensive coordinator, Don "Wink" Martindale, celebrating after a game that will go down in the record books.
Getting 11 sacks along with a shutout against the man Martindale replaced makes this mark even sweeter.
Titans shut out for 1st time since relocating to Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year head coach Mike Vrabel knows exactly what the Titans didn't do in being shut out on its own field for the first time since this franchise moved to Tennessee way back in 1997.
In a word, everything.
Marcus Mariota was sacked a career-worst 11 times, and the Titans managed just 106 yards total offense in being routed Sunday by the Baltimore Ravens in a game that felt much more lopsided than the 21-0 final.
Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks, shut out Titans 21-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens posed for photos on the sideline as the clock ticked down the final seconds, making sure to remember the moment.
A franchise-record 11 sacks — one shy of the NFL record for a game — must be preserved and celebrated.
Za'Darius Smith finished with a career-high three sacks, and Patrick Onwuasor got his first two this season as the Ravens shut down the Tennessee Titans 21-0 in the rain Sunday. They just missed matching the NFL record shared by five teams.
The Latest: Ravens set franchise record with 11 sacks
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The Baltimore Ravens have set a single-game franchise record for sacks, and they just keep taking down Marcus Mariota.
Linebacker Patrick Onwuasor took down Marcus Mariota for the Ravens' 10th sack of the game on first-and-10 with about 5 minutes left in the game. That topped the nine sacks Baltimore got Nov. 24, 2011, against San Francisco.
Za'Darious Smith then sacked Mariota two plays later for the Ravens' 11th sack.
Lowly Huskers believe they have winner in QB Martinez
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four starts into his career, Nebraska's Adrian Martinez already is showing signs of blossoming into the next standout quarterback coached by Scott Frost.
Frost has mentored some of the nation's best: 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and 2015 pass efficiency leader Vernon Adams as Oregon's offensive coordinator, and McKenzie Milton as head coach of the Central Florida team that went from winless to unbeaten in two years.
Bills a work in progress in preparing to host surging Titans
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Confident and rosy-eyed as Josh Allen might be, the Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback understands he was going to take his fair share of lumps this season.
Allen needed only to refer to the struggles Titans starter Marcus Mariota had in going 3-9 as a rookie in 2015.
No panic in Philly despite 2-2 start
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mediocre start won't force the Philadelphia Eagles to make personnel changes.
Coach Doug Pederson reiterated his confidence in his staff and players as the defending Super Bowl champions get ready for an NFC championship game rematch against the Vikings.
"The sky is not falling. The sun came up today. We're 2-2," Pederson said Wednesday. "We're still in good position, control our own destiny. A lot of football ahead of us and there is no panic.
Mariota looking healthy as Titans beat Eagles 26-23 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota's right hand sure seems pretty healthy, and the Tennessee quarterback keeps proving he knows how to find ways to win when it matters most.
Mariota outduels Wentz as Titans edge Eagles 26-23 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel took a timeout late in overtime with the Tennessee Titans facing their third fourth down, then the first-year coach pulled kicker Ryan Succop off the field.
Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis and the rest of the Titans rewarded Vrabel for his big show of confidence.
Jaguars’ Smith says he has been involved in 2 errant calls
Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith says he has been involved in two errant calls the last two weeks.
Smith says the NFL notified the team that he shouldn't have been flagged for leading with his helmet while tackling New England receiver Chris Hogan in Week 2. Then, officials missed a holding call on Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan on a third-down play late last week that essentially allowed the Titans to run out the clock.