Browns will be without Ward, Williams again against 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are inactive for Monday's game in San Francisco, leaving the Browns' secondary without two key starters for a third...
Titans trade WR Taywan Taylor to Browns for 2020 draft pick
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have traded wide receiver Taywan Taylor to the Cleveland Browns before the teams open the season against each other for a 2020 draft pick.
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’ trio of young wide receivers starting to produce
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' trust in their young receivers may be starting to pay off.
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.
Pair of Titans’ starters in Conklin, Morgan back vs. Colts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting a pair of starters back for their trip to Indianapolis on Sunday.
Right tackle Jack Conklin has been cleared from the concussion protocol after missing last week's win over the Patriots, while outside linebacker Derrick Morgan is set to return after practicing fully the past two days after missing the last three games with an injured shoulder.
Titans need young receivers to mature, hang on to passes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to help their young group of wide receivers grow up.
General manager Jon Robinson's biggest personnel move before Tuesday's trade deadline was adding a fullback, not bolstering a receiving corps that includes a couple second-year players (Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor) and another (Tajae Sharpe) essentially in his second season after sitting out 2017 on injured reserve.
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.
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.
Titans lean heavily on young receivers under new coaches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans seem confident that their young wide receivers will quickly make an impact this year.
Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Marcus Mariota shuffled around the pocket, carefully protecting a strained left hamstring that already cost him one game this season.
So the quarterback known for his legs showed off his arm.
Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left , helping the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 on Monday night to end an 11-game skid tied for the NFL's longest active losing streak against one team.
Finally! Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota shuffled around the pocket, carefully protecting a strained left hamstring that already cost him one game this season.
So the quarterback known for his legs showed off his arm.
Speedy Titans receiver Taywan Taylor making most of chances
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taywan Taylor's handle on Twitter is simply @SilentGrind2, all part of the Tennessee rookie wide receiver's approach to letting his play do his talking.
Right now, Taylor is making plenty of noise on the football field.
Tennessee’s rookies making strong early impression
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans' rookie draft class is doing its best to give the rest of the NFL something to think about when preparing to play Tennessee.
Adoree Jackson, the 18th pick overall, has been busy. He is starting at cornerback and returning both punts and kicks.
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.
Mariota, Titans slip past Panthers for 34-27 preseason win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the rest of the Titans offense finally got going in the preseason.
With some help from the Panthers.
Mariota threw a touchdown pass and the Titans edged the Panthers 34-27 on Saturday.
The Titans (1-1), who were held to just three points last week against the New York Jets, scored on their first three possessions against Carolina, as they used one long drive and two Panthers turnovers to build a 17-0 lead.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed wide receiver Taywan Taylor, leaving only receiver Corey Davis as the last draft pick to reach a contract.
The Titans announced the deal Monday.
Taylor was the 72nd selection overall out of Western Kentucky and a two-time All-Conference USA player. He caught 253 passes for 4,234 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career, which he capped with 98 receptions for 1,730 yards and 17 TDs as a senior.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed fifth-round draft pick Jayon Brown, a linebacker from UCLA.
Brown led the Bruins in tackles each of his last two seasons at UCLA and earned first-team all-Pac-12 honors as a senior. He finished his college career with 220 tackles, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed one of their two first-round draft picks by agreeing to terms with Southern California cornerback Adoree' Jackson.
Jackson went to the Titans with the 18th overall pick in the draft. The Titans earlier had taken Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall selection.
Titans focus on helping Marcus Mariota on 2nd night of draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to ensure quarterback Marcus Mariota has as many targets as possible.
The Titans, who waited out the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, traded up 11 spots with New England for their second wide receiver in Western Kentucky's Taywan Taylor at No. 72 overall. Then they wrapped up their night selecting Florida International tight end Jonnu Smith at No. 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern):
The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round.
No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson
No. 98 Arizona: Chad Williams, RB, 6-1, 204, Grambling State
No. 99 Philadelphia: Rasul Douglas, CB, 6-2, 209, West Virginia
Memphis to face Western Kentucky in Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis (8-4, American Athletic) vs Western Kentucky (10-3, Conference USA), Dec. 20, 7 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida.
Memphis: QB Riley Ferguson, 3,326 yards passing and 28 touchdowns. WR Anthony Miller, 84 catches for 1,283 yards and 11 TDs.
Western Kentucky: WR Taywan Taylor had 89 catches for 1,586 yards and 16 scores, and has 40 career touchdown receptions.
W Kentucky beats Marshall 60-6, wins C-USA East title
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mike White threw three touchdown passes, Anthony Wales accounted for three scores and Western Kentucky beat Marshall 60-6 on Friday night to secure the Conference USA East division crown.
WKU (9-3, 7-1) will host Louisiana Tech (8-4, 6-2) in the conference championship on Dec. 3.
Wales had 13 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns and added a 16-yard scoring reception while Quinton Baker had 10 carries for 104 yards and a TD.
White throws 4 TD passes; WKU beats North Texas 45-7
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Mike White threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns and Western Kentucky rolled to a 45-7 victory over North Texas on Saturday.
Western Kentucky (8-3, 6-1) held the Mean Green (4-5, 2-4) to 232 total yards of offense, just 55 in the first half, and didn't give up a score until the game was well out of reach.
White’s 3 TD passes help Western Kentucky handle FAU 52-3
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Mike White passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, Anthony Wales ran for two scores, and Western Kentucky rolled up 661 total yards in a 52-3 throttling of Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
White tosses 4 TDs, Western Kentucky tops Old Dominion 59-24
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Mike White threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns and Western Kentucky beat Old Dominion 59-24 on Saturday night.
Scoring came at will for Western Kentucky (5-3, 3-1 Conference USA), logging points on eight of its first nine possessions to lead 52-14 at halftime.
The Hilltoppers' scored 31 points in the second quarter, the most since joining the FBS in 2009.
White throws for 517 yards as W. Kentucky beats Rice 46-14
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Mike White threw for 517 yards and three touchdowns in his debut as starting quarterback as Western Kentucky opened the season and Conference USA play with a 46-14 drubbing of Rice.
White, who was 25 for 31 passing, is only the third quarterback to throw for 500 or more yards in Western Kentucky history.