Free Agency-Jets Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Josh McCown, RB Bilal Powell, WR Jermaine Kearse, LG James Carpenter, CB Morris Claiborne, CB Buster Skrine, CB Darryl Roberts, K Jason...
Jets without WR Quincy Enunwa for second straight week
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will miss his second straight game because of an ankle injury.
Enunwa is tied with Robby Anderson for the team lead with 38 catches, but has just nine receptions in the Jets' last four games. He sat out against Houston last Saturday after hurting his ankle at Buffalo.
Jets could be without WR Anderson, CB Johnson, C Long
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will be short-handed in Chicago.
Wide receiver Robby Anderson is doubtful for Sunday's game because of an ankle injury that kept him out of practice all week. Receiver Quincy Enunwa was previously ruled out with a high ankle sprain.
That leaves rookie quarterback Sam Darnold without two top receivers.
Jets’ new WR Matthews eager to earn trust, contribute
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rishard Matthews didn't like his diminished role in Tennessee's new offense, so the wide receiver gambled on himself.
He asked to be traded or released — and the Titans cut him. Matthews then waited for a team to sign him.
It took four weeks to find another job. Now he's a member of the New York Jets , eager to help his new squad in any way he can.
Receiver-needy Jets sign former Titans WR Rishard Matthews
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have some much-needed help for their banged-up receiving group.
They signed free-agent wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who was released by Tennessee last month after requesting the move because he felt he was being underused. He had three catches for 11 yards in three games.
Browns WR Higgins to miss time with sprained knee
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins could miss some games with a sprained knee.
Coach Hue Jackson said Monday that an MRI taken on Higgins revealed he sprained his medial collateral ligament while blocking during Sunday's overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens. Higgins, who is having a breakout season, had three catches for 66 yards and a 19-yard touchdown before getting hurt.
Titans GM on releasing receiver: Reached point of no return
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans now are without their top two receiving threats this season, releasing wide receiver Rishard Matthews after they couldn't trade the veteran.
Healthy Rishard Matthews excited about Titans’ new offense
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Rishard Matthews has been in the NFL the past six seasons, and now the veteran is hoping his experience learning other offenses will help him get up to speed very quickly with the Titans' newest scheme.
Titans remove wide receiver Rishard Matthews off PUP list
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews has passed his physical and been removed from the physically unable to perform list.
The Titans announced the roster move Sunday. They also placed receiver Michael Campanaro on injured reserve.
Titans agree to extension with receiver Rishard Matthews
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to keep their core players together, and now wide receiver Rishard Matthews is the latest to receive a contract extension.
The Titans announced Tuesday they extended Matthews through 2019, a surprising move for a veteran who missed the offseason and has been on the physically unable to perform list this preseason.
Promising start for Titans’ new offense under coach Vrabel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel wanted his debut as Tennessee's head coach to start on offense.
It was an impressive beginning in the Titans' preseason opener.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans seem confident that their young wide receivers will quickly make an impact this year.
Titans will be without linebacker Derrick Morgan vs. Cards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be without outside linebacker Derrick Morgan on Sunday when they visit the Arizona Cardinals.
Morgan, who leads the Titans with 7 1/2 sacks, sprained a knee in last week's 24-13 victory over the Houston Texans and did not practice at all this week.
"He'll be out this week. He's still day-to-day, in our opinion," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.
Titans lineman DaQuan Jones has season-ending bicep tear
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones has a torn bicep muscle and will have season-ending surgery.
Coach Mike Mularkey said Monday that Jones will be placed on injured reserve.
Timing of the injury couldn't be worse for Jones, whose contract expires after this season. The lineman was playing possibly the best of his career with two sacks last week against Indianapolis and 1 ½ sacks in the 24-13 win over Houston before being injured.
Titans’ Matthews practices, game-time decision vs Texans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews returned to practice Friday in a limited capacity and likely is a game-time decision Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Matthews hadn't practiced since hurting a hamstring Nov. 23 in practice, forcing him to miss last week's victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Titans receiver Matthews supports Kaepernick with cleats
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews has chosen to support Colin Kaepernick's foundation "Know Your Rights " as part of the NFL's "My Cleats, My Cause" on Sunday.
Matthews shared a photo Wednesday on Instagram of the cleats he will against Houston.
Titans use bye, long weekend to get players healthy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Rishard Matthews is questionable for Sunday's game in Indianapolis after not practicing Friday.
He's the only player listed on the Titans' team's injury report this week.
Matthews is second on the Titans with 41 receptions and has a team-best 626 yards receiving. He was placed on the injury report Thursday after being limited with the hamstring issue, and coach Mike Mularkey said Matthews could be a game-time decision.
Titans WR: Bad choice to tweet he’d quit over anthem rule
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews says he made a bad decision on Twitter to threaten to quit football if the NFL institutes a new rule mandating players stand for the national anthem.
Asked Friday if he stands by that initial statement, Matthews said "not right now."
Titans receiver: Would quit over anthem rule, deletes tweet
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews said he would be done playing football when asked on Twitter if he would accept a fine or penalty if the NFL instituted a new rule for the national anthem, then later deleted the tweet.
Matthews' response Thursday to a reporter from his verified account was captured by a screen grab.
Seahawks showing rare vulnerability to big plays
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the hallmarks of Pete Carroll's defenses since he arrived in Seattle is that the Seahawks simply don't give up the big play on a regular basis.
Allowing little stuff underneath is fine and is part of the way Seattle plays. But don't give up the long pass or a long run.
Titans confident they can clean up mistakes before opener
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The clock is ticking for the Tennessee Titans, who have had two ugly preseason losses and need to clean up what coach Mike Mularkey says are too many mistakes.
The Titans insist they're not worried, even with the season opener against Oakland looming on Sept. 10.
Titans promote Jon Robinson to executive vice president/GM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have promoted Jon Robinson to executive vice president/general manager.
Robinson was hired as general manager last year and made a variety of moves that helped the Titans improve from 3-13 in 2015 to 9-7 this season.
He traded out of the No. 1 position in last year's draft to add more picks and also acquired running back DeMarco Murray, who led the AFC with 1,287 yards rushing.
Mularkey fires Titans assistants who worked with receivers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey is changing up his coaching staff, firing wide receivers coach Bob Bratkowski and assistant wide receivers coach Jason Tucker.
The Titans announced the moves Wednesday.
Mularkey thanked Bratkowski and Tucker for their work and said he respects them both. But Mularkey says he's looking for a new assistant to coach wide receivers and to help on offense.
Jaguars’ Ramsey earns AFC honor, NFL award could be next
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey had one thought as he scampered toward his first NFL touchdown: Deion Sanders.
Ramsey badly wanted to offer a tribute to the retired NFL star and fellow Florida State standout, but when he peaked over his shoulder at the 10-yard line, Tennessee Titans receiver Rishard Matthews was too close for the rookie to start high-stepping.
Another big day for Marcus Mariota has Tennessee Titans in thick of AFC South chase
CHICAGO — It's only Year Two, but the accolades are already piling up for Marcus Mariota.
Sunday, he became the first Titans quarterback ever to toss 25 touchdowns in a season, when his second score — a pinpoint, 29-yard heave — dropped into the outstretched arms of a diving Rishard Matthews shortly before intermission to extend Tennessee's lead over the Bears to 21-7.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota now taking better care of football
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is showing he can take good care of the football after the Tennessee quarterback took some well-deserved criticism for too many turnovers in his young career.
Mariota and his Titans teammates have not turned the ball over in back-to-back games and in three of the last four overall; they are 2-2 in those contests.
Titans’ Rishard Matthews off to best start with 6 TD catches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The offseason addition of wide receiver Rishard Matthews has paid big dividends for the Tennessee Titans.
Matthews already has set a career high with six touchdown catches — all within the past six weeks.
Only Tampa Bay's Mike Evans and Jordy Nelson of Green Bay (eight) and Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown (seven) have more touchdown catches in the NFL than Matthews, who is tied with four others.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota on a roll
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is feeling more comfortable with every game that passes with the Tennessee Titans.
Considering how he's performed through just 22 career games, that's news the rest of the AFC South and NFL likely don't want to hear.
Miami Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: Rookie coach Adam Gase, DE Mario Williams, rookie G Laremy Tunsil, RB Arian Foster, LB Kiko Alonso, CB Bobby Maxwell, S Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Key losses: DE Olivier Vernon, DE Derrick Shelby, CB Brent Grimes, CB Brice McCain, CB Jamar Taylor, RB Lamar Miller, LB Kelvin Sheppard, WR Rishard Matthews, WR Greg Jennings.
Tennessee Titans Preview Capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (3-13)
New faces: RB DeMarco Murray, RB Derrick Henry, QB Matt Cassel, C Ben Jones, RT Jack Conklin, WR Rishard Matthews, WR Andre Johnson, WR Tajae Sharpe, CB Brice McCain, CB Antwon Blake, S Rashad Johnson, LB Kevin Dodd, GM Jon Robinson, coach Mike Mularkey, offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie, OL coach Russ Grimm, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, special teams coordinator Bobby April.