26. TENNESSEE TITANS (12-6)
LAST SEASON: The Titans earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC despite using an NFL-high 91 players, most ever in a non-strike season, because of injuries. RB Derrick Henry missed the final nine games with a broken right foot.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans released seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones after one season Thursday, designating him as a post-June 1 release to create much-needed salary cap space.
Russell Wilson to Denver, Carson Wentz to Washington, Amari Cooper to Cleveland.
Chandler Jones to Las Vegas, Khalil Mack and J.C. Jackson to the LA Chargers, Brandon Scherff to Jacksonville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A person familiar with the move says the Tennessee Titans will be releasing seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones in a move to clear salary cap space.
Jones will be designated as a post-June 1 release with the Titans carrying the cap hit until June 1.
TENNESSEE TITANS (12-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: ILB Jayon Brown, TE Anthony Firkser, ILB Rashaan Evans, K Randy Bullock, RB D'Onta Foreman, RB Dontrell Hilliard, WR Marcus Johnson, LB Nick Dzubnar, S Mattias Farley, TE MyCole Pruitt, WR Cameron Batson, CB Buster Skrine, OLB Ola Adeniyi, S Dane Cruikshank, CB Greg Mabin, LB B.J.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team must have a succession plan at quarterback even while Matt Ryan appears set to continue as the starter in 2022.
The Falcons face more complicated decisions at wide receiver, where Calvin Ridley's status remains uncertain.
Every year, players in every NFL city fail to meet expectations. Sometimes it’s due to injuries and other times it’s simply poor performance.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Russell Gage's late-season emergence is especially important as quarterback Matt Ryan tries to keep the Atlanta Falcons' passing game moving despite more uncertainty at wide receiver.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans activated wide receiver Julio Jones from injured reserve Saturday, clearing the way for him to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Proof the Tennessee Titans are healthier now than before their bye came in a roster announcement Monday. Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones and two others can start practicing with the team, a big step toward rejoining the active roster.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans placed wide receiver A.J. Brown on injured reserve Saturday.
Brown already had been declared out for Sunday's game against New England after he sustained a chest injury during last weekend's loss to Houston.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones on injured reserve after he hurt a hamstring in practice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be without starting linebacker David Long Jr. on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
The Titans declared Long out Friday after the linebacker missed practice all week with an injured hamstring.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan will not play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday as he recovers from a concussion.
The Titans also declared Friday that wide receiver Chester Rogers, who ranks second in the NFL averaging 13.3 yards per punt return, and linebacker Monty Rice won't play.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Julio Jones practiced for a third straight day Friday. So too A.J. Brown.
The Titans will have their pair of Pro Bowl receivers available Monday night against the Buffalo Bills.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice Wednesday after missing the past two games with an injured hamstring.
Both Jones and A.J. Brown practiced during the portion open to reporters, and Jones ran well during the individual drills.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are banged up, can't protect their quarterback and just lost to a previously winless team.
Yep, there's plenty of blame to go around.
“Nobody did well enough — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback,” coach Mike Vrabel said Monday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh had just gotten soaked from a celebratory Gatorade bath when he turned to Zach Wilson after earning their first NFL victory together.
“You having fun yet?” the first-year head coach asked the rookie quarterback with a laugh.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown are among six Titans who won't play Sunday against the New York Jets.
The Titans declared both of the Pro Bowl receivers out along with outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who didn't play despite being dressed last week against the Colts.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. remembers during his rookie season in 2019, glancing across the field at Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones, realizing he had to guard him and feeling a little surreal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have had a hard time getting their two Pro Bowl wide receivers going at the same time.
Now they may not have either Sunday in starting a two-game road swing at the New York Jets.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without receiver Russell Gage and cornerback A.J. Terrell for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Coach Arthur Smith ruled out both players on Friday, along with rookie receiver Frank Darby.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta first-year coach Arthur Smith had reason for optimism when his offense ran 29 plays and gained 136 yards on two clock-draining possessions to open his debut.
The bad news for Smith's Falcons: The two long drives produced only six points.
ARIZONA (8-8) at TENNESSEE (11-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Titans by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally get to show off what adding a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver can do for their already high-powered offense.
Julio Jones, a trade acquisition in June, joins AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Derrick Henry, Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have made clear that five straight winning seasons, three playoff berths and one AFC South title simply aren't enough.
Not this season.
Reaching the Super Bowl for the first time in 22 seasons is squarely in the Titans' sights for the 2021 season.
TENNESSEE TITANS (11-6)
New faces: WR Julio Jones, LB Bud Dupree, CB Jackrabbit Jenkins, DL Denico Autry, CB Caleb Farley, CB Elijah Molden, WR Josh Reynolds, LB Rashad Weaver, OT Dillon Radunz, LS Morgan Cox, OT Kendall Lamm, K Sam Ficken.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receiver A.J. Brown campaigned on social media for the Titans to make Julio Jones his teammate. NFL rushing champ Derrick Henry and left tackle Taylor Lewan also made clear they wanted the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The closest Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown and Julio Jones got to playing this preseason came when they put on their uniforms before kickoff. Ryan Tannehill watched the preseason finale in quarantine and had plenty of company.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Johnson never doubted how much the Tennessee Titans liked him. Not even when they traded for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones.
The Titans had reached out too many times before signing him to the practice squad in January and then to a contract March 9.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans might have to wait a while before their highly talented trio of receivers are all together at full strength.
A.J. Brown has been the team's top offensive performer after a week of camp, looking better than ever after offseason minor surgery on both knees.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Calvin Ridley doesn't sound worried about his new role as the go-to receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
“I think I’m ready for that role, more than ready for that role,” Ridley said after Tuesday's first practice of training camp in full pads.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Asked how he was feeling in training camp after dealing with multiple injuries last season, Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown smiled and offered a simple response.
“I’m pretty sure everybody can tell I’m healthy,” Brown said Saturday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan feels like the last man standing with the Atlanta Falcons, not that it’s a bad thing.
Ryan has nobody left from his rookie year of 2008 still with the team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California, according to court records.
TENNESSEE TITANS (11-6)
CAMP SITE: Nashville, Tennessee
LAST YEAR: Derrick Henry carried the Titans once again, this time to the franchise's first AFC South title since 2008. The AP and NFL Offensive Player of the Year not only repeated as the NFL rushing leader, Henry became the eighth man to run for at least 2,000 yards in league history with a total of 2,027 yards that ranks fifth-most all-time.
ATLANTA FALCONS (4-12)
CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Georgia
LAST YEAR: The Falcons' first 0-7 start since 1997 led to the firings of coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Interim coach Raheem Morris managed four wins, but that was not enough for him to keep the job or change the team's path toward an overhaul.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round pick Kyle Pitts, the tight end from Florida.
Pitts signed the four-year deal with a fifth-year option on Tuesday. The Falcons have signed each of their nine selections in this year's NFL draft.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The phrase “Pick your poison” has been used a lot to describe the Tennessee offense since the Titans traded for Julio Jones.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Julio Jones turned 32 in February, missed seven games with a nagging hamstring issue in his 10th year in the NFL and now finds himself with a new team in the Tennessee Titans.
ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith delivered a frank answer when asked about entering his first season as the Atlanta Falcons' coach without Julio Jones.
“I don’t worry about players I never coached,” Smith said following Tuesday's opening day of mandatory minicamp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans had been talking to the Atlanta Falcons about seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones for nearly three weeks.
In the end, they pried Jones loose with a couple of draft picks, the highest being a second-rounder.
Now that the calendar has turned to June, NFL teams can trade or release players and spread the salary cap hit over two years instead of one.
That doesn’t mean Aaron Rodgers is going anywhere but the Packers couldn’t afford to deal him from a financial standpoint until now.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons began their offseason training program Tuesday without longtime star receiver Julio Jones, who apparently has no intention of returning to a rebuilding team that is still struggling to get under the salary cap.
Wide receiver Julio Jones says he’s ready to leave the Atlanta Falcons.
The 32-year-old star told FS1 “Undisputed” host Shannon Sharpe via telephone that “I’m outta there” in a brief interview.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have picked up receiver Calvin Ridley’s fifth-year option, meaning he will make $11.1 million in 2022 and be in line for a long-term deal.
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