Titans have lots to fix after 2 straight losses in AFC South
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have talked for months about going from good to great in coach Mike Vrabel's second season.
Titans try to stay focused after big road win to open season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are about to find out how well they can handle all the attention that comes with blowing out a preseason favorite on the road.
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 still addressing O-line issues as preseason ends
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are running out of time to address their offensive line woes with the preseason winding down.
The Titans, who will be without three-time Pro Bowl...
Titans running back Derrick Henry back at practice, limited
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry is back at practice for the first time since hurting his left calf on the opening day of Tennessee's training camp.
Time for Titans to work on lessons learned vs. Patriots
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans got their chance to measure themselves against the defending Super Bowl champs with a pair of joint practices and a preseason game.
Brady gives Vrabel small trophy for Titans’ win over Pats
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been trash-talking with Tom Brady since the day the former linebacker joined the New England Patriots' offseason program back in 2001 as a free...
Patriots, Titans practice like trash-talking family reunion
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Patriots' rookies surprised Titans coach Mike Vrabel at the start of their joint practice by serenading him for his 44th birthday.
Titans’ Brown takes next step in recovery from injured leg
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown has returned to practice after hurting his left leg on the opening day of Tennessee camp.
Concert, fireworks lure fans to wet Titans’ practice
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thunderstorms gave the Tennessee Titans a painful flashback to their 2018 season opener in Miami and the longest game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 before a night...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan turned to reporters on the sideline one day in training camp, telling them to note the one-handed catch just hauled in by Corey...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota sat down with his newest offensive coordinator Arthur Smith this offseason for a talk about what the Tennessee Titans want when the quarterback needs to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee running back Derrick Henry and rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown both left practice very early on the first day of the Titans' training camp.
Titans Training Camp Capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (9-7)
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 wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp not on a football field but with a field trip to hit golf balls.
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...
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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...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the...
Tim McGraw, Mike Vrabel prep for NFL Draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music City and the NFL are throwing quite a party for the draft, and the Tennessee Titans will be a couple of miles away at team headquarters quietly biding their time...
Titans Draft Preview Capsule
19. TENNESSEE (9-7)
LAST SEASON: With Marcus Mariota missing his third start of season, Titans lost finale and second straight playoff berth. Coach Mike Vrabel had Titans in position to win...
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.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Half of Clemson's talented defensive front four participated in the Tigers pro day Thursday before evaluators from all 32 NFL teams.
Titans promote tight ends assistant to offensive coordinator
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has stayed inside the Tennessee Titans' organization for his new offensive coordinator, promoting tight ends assistant Arthur Smith to the job vacated when Matt LaFleur left for the Green Bay Packers' head coaching job.
Vrabel announced the promotion Monday, saying he's excited for both Smith and the Titans to promote a "deserving coach."
Titans hire Boston College’s Piraino as head strength coach
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired Frank Piraino away from Boston College as their new strength and conditioning coach.
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.
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.
No glamour teams in prime time as season concludes Sunday
The 2018 regular season will conclude in Music City on Sunday night, where the Colts and Titans will play for a wild-card playoff berth. Or maybe more.
The winner between these 9-6 teams makes the playoffs. Should Houston (10-5) fall at home to Jacksonville (5-10), the Indianapolis-Tennessee victor earns the AFC South title.
That's why two of the NFL's more interesting but less glamorous teams were flexed to prime time.
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 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.
Titans will be without tight end, right tackle vs Giants
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be without both their starting tight end and right tackle against the New York Giants.
They could be out longer, but for now, Sunday's road trip to New York is the only game that matters.
Titans can rest up after winning 2 of 3 games in 11-day span
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel asked his Tennessee Titans to play physical in their third game in 11 days. With Derrick Henry leading the way with a handful of rushing records, they did just that with a big victory to stay in the AFC playoff chase.
Now they get a weekend to rest before their final road trip of the season, and then another short week.
Titans’ Mike Vrabel going with hot hand on offensive line
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel may go with who has the hot-hand when it comes to Tennessee's offensive line — whoever that might be.
Who plays is not etched in stone.
So even though changes in the offensive line may have jump-started a comeback victory against the New York Jets that kept the Titans' playoff hopes alive for another week, there may be more tweaks on the horizon.
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.
Titans CB Malcolm Butler cleared from concussion protocol
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Malcolm Butler has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday when the Titans host the New York Jets.
Butler suffered a stinger in Monday night's 34-17 loss to the Houston Texans, and he was limited on Wednesday and Thursday while in the concussion protocol. Butler practiced fully Friday.
"Malcolm cleared protocol, so he should be available," coach Mike Vrabel said after practice.
Titans coordinator Dean Pees working through medical issue
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive coordinator Dean Pees says nothing can be done until the end of the season about the undisclosed medical issue that sent him from the coaches' box during a game to an Indianapolis hospital.
"I tell the players to suck it up, I got to suck it up," Pees said Thursday.
Not that simple: Titans focus on trying to win a game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans' playoff hopes are slim at best after losing five of their last seven games. So Tennessee's focus for December is simple. And desperate.
"Try to find a way to win a game. Put our full focus on the Jets," first-year head coach Mike Vrabel said Tuesday.
Failed 4th down turns tide in Titans’ 34-17 loss to Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — The Tennessee Titans were down by four with the ball on the 3-yard line in the second quarter Monday night against the Houston Texans when coach Mike Vrabel chose to go for it on fourth-and-inches.
Tight end Luke Stocker took the handoff and was immediately met by Zach Cunningham and Bernardrick McKinney and stopped for no gain. Lamar Miller ran 97 yards for a touchdown on the next play to make it 21-10, and the Texans went on to a 34-17 win.
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.
Woodyard leading Titans in tackles in his 11th NFL season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Woodyard laughs when asked if the 32-year-old linebacker has found a fountain of youth.
Coming off a career-high 172 tackles, Woodyard once again is leading the Tennessee Titans in tackles despite missing two starts and nearly three full games with an injured shoulder.
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 keep opposing QBs guessing with defensive changes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Figuring out where the Titans are coming from defensively requires a lot of film study, and that might not even be enough to solve the riddle.
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees has consistently changed where players line up and seems to be constantly switching their responsibilities.
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard said it's easy to see on game tape just how much Tennessee is confusing opponents.
Titans waive fullback, sign RB Dawkins off practice squad
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed running back Dalyn Dawkins off their practice squad with David Fluellen out at least against Indianapolis with an injured knee.
To clear space, the Titans waived fullback Jalston Fowler. They also signed defensive back Mike Jordan to the practice squad.
Vrabel’s Titans rout New England 34-10, snap Pats’ streaks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume.
The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn't finish his 300th game by hitting him over and over again.
The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him six more times as they beat New England 34-10 Sunday, snapping a seven-game skid against the Patriots in Mike Vrabel's first game as head coach against the team he helped win three Super Bowls.
Vrabel gets 1st crack coaching against Belichick, Patriots
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel won three Super Bowl rings over eight seasons with the New England Patriots. He even caught eight passes — all for touchdowns and all thrown by Tom Brady.
Then Bill Belichick traded the linebacker away to Kansas City in 2009.
"We didn't talk for a couple months, maybe a year," Vrabel said. "Then we became friends, and I used him as a resource when I started my coaching career, and still talk to him a lot now. This week we're competitors."
Titans now face Patriots on short week after snapping skid
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's three-game skid is over, and the Titans are back to .500 after a big road victory.
But before they can catch their breath, the Titans have a short week before they host the surging New England Patriots in what will be Tennessee's lone home game in November.
Coach Mike Vrabel understands the challenge — and opportunity — the Titans have going against his old coach, Bill Belichick.
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.