Free Agency-Dolphins Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Stephone Anthony, RB Brandon Bolden, TE A.J. Derby, QB David Fales, TE MarQueis Gray, RB Frank Gore, DE William Hayes, DT Evander "Ziggy"...
Lions acquire defensive tackle Damon Harrison from Giants
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Damon Harrison took the field Thursday for his new team, where he will be asked to help solve the defensive woes against the run for the Detroit Lions.
The trade for the defensive tackle was announced Thursday by the teams. Detroit will send a draft pick to the New York Giants.
Just as in New York, Harrison wore his No. 98 with the Lions on Thursday, practicing on the same field as he did during a joint Lions and Giants session in August.
Lions lose 2nd straight under Patricia, 30-27 to 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A blowout loss at home followed by a spirited comeback attempt by Matthew Stafford that fell just short.
Matt Patricia's coaching tenure in Detroit hasn't gotten off to an impressive start and things look only to get tougher for the Lions following a 30-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Lions Preview Capsule
DETROIT LIONS (9-7)
New faces: Coach Matt Patricia, RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Kerryon Johnson, TE Luke Willson, C Frank Ragnow, DT Sylvester Williams, LB Christian Jones, LB Devon Kennard.
Key losses: Coach Jim Caldwell, TE Eric Ebron, DT Haloti Ngata, LB Tahir Whitehead.
Strengths: Passing game. QB Matthew Stafford threw for 1,000-plus yards to WR Marvin Jones and WR Golden Tate last year and has pass-catching RB Theo Riddick. All-Pro CB Darius Slay among NFL's best in coverage.
Lions Training Camp Capsule
DETROIT LIONS (9-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Allen Park, Michigan
LAST YEAR: Early and late-season slides knocked team out of playoff contention and cost coach Jim Caldwell job. QB Matthew Stafford led pass-dependent offense with 1,000-yard WRs Marvin Jones and Golden Tate. CB Darius Slay emerged as one of league's best in coverage.
Allen Park — Over the next several days, leading up to the NFL Draft, we'll take a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions' roster situation and evaluate how the team might address these positions during the event. Today: Defensive tackle
■ Current roster: A'Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Sylvester Williams, Jeremiah Ledbetter, Christian Ringo, Toby Johnson
■ Top prospects: Vita Vea, Da'Ron Payne, Maurice Hurst, Taven Bryan
Allen Park — It took a week, but the Detroit Lions finally addressed one of their biggest roster needs. On Wednesday, the team announced they signed veteran defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
It's possible the Lions might not be done at the position. The team has been negotiating with Ricky Jean-Francois and ESPN reported they have visits lined up with Jonathan Hankins and Alan Branch.
Lions sign TE Luke Willson and DT Sylvester Williams
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Luke Willson, adding a potential starter in place of Eric Ebron, and bolstered their defensive line by adding Sylvester Williams.
Detroit addressed needs on both sides of the ball with the moves Wednesday.
The Washington Redskins aren't the only team interested in Johnathan Hankins.
The free agent defensive tackle will visit the Detroit Lions, ESPN is reporting. Hankins visited the Redskins on Monday, but left Ashburn without a deal.
Titans releasing defensive lineman Sylvester Williams
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have told defensive lineman Sylvester Williams they are releasing him after one season into a three-year deal signed a year ago.
The Titans announced Saturday they were releasing Williams.
Marcus Mariota starts at quarterback for Titans vs. Colts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota is active and will start Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts after missing one game with a strained left hamstring.
The Titans also kept both Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden active against the Colts.
Andrew Luck already had been declared out for his sixth straight game to open the season. Le'Raven Clark will start at right guard with Jack Mewhort placed on injured reserve with an injury.
Titans Preview Capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (9-7)
New faces: WR Corey Davis, CB Adoree Jackson, WR Eric Decker, DT Sylvester Williams, WR Taywan Taylor, CB Logan Ryan, S Johnathan Cyprien, TE Jonnu Smith, LB Erik Walden, LB Daren Bates, G/C Tim Lelito, S Brynden Trawick.
Key losses: CB Jason McCourty, WR Kendall Wright, S Rashad Johnson, NT Al Woods.
Tennessee Titans training camp capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (9-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tennessee.
LAST YEAR: Posted first winning season since 2011 and chased AFC South title until loss Dec. 24 in Jacksonville, where QB Marcus Mariota broke right leg. That extended franchise string without playoff berth to eight seasons. Titans still tripled win total from previous year in Mike Mularkey's first full season as head coach, big improvement after winning NFL-worst five games in 2014 and 2015 combined.
Titans agree to deal with D-lineman Sylvester Williams
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a deal with defensive lineman Sylvester Williams pending a physical.
The Titans announced the deal Tuesday, though terms of the deal were not released.
General manager Jon Robinson says he worked out Williams before the 2013 NFL draft when Williams was selected by Denver at No. 28 overall that year.