NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans keep proving adversity simply makes them tighter and stronger with a toughness that helps them win.
Unlike the first three weeks of the regular season, the rush to the Week 4 waiver wire isn’t as intense.
Still, there’s more than enough available options to help brace for the start of bye...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown will miss Sunday's home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an injured knee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Butler is so excited to be back practicing with the Tennessee Titans after a season-ending injury that the veteran cornerback is even enjoying practice....
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans know every season means starting over no matter how the previous one ended.
They hope having so many starters back from a team that reached the...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have cornerback Adoree’ Jackson back for their AFC wild-card matchup with the New England Patriots.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting back cornerback Adoree' Jackson in time for their AFC wild-card game with the New England Patriots.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Tennessee GM Jon Robinson fired coach Mike Mularkey after he lost to the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs following the 2017 season, he leaned on his...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has ruled out four Titans for Sunday's game in Oakland and will be without a pair of cornerbacks with starter Adoree' Jackson and backup LeShaun Sims both out...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have claimed cornerback Tramaine Brock off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and have waived center Hroniss Grasu.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans won't have starting defensive tackle Jurrell Casey or linebacker Jayon Brown when they face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler is out for the rest of the season with an injured left wrist, and now it's LeShaun Sims' turn to be Tennessee's next man up.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed cornerback Malcolm Butler on injured reserve after he injured his left wrist Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler knows why he has struggled so much that opposing quarterbacks keep picking on him.
"Just got to be more detailed and more disciplined on those little things," Butler said Wednesday. "I threw that last eight weeks behind me, and I got a whole 'nother eight weeks to try to make up for it."
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins earned a Christmas night playoff victory 47 years ago in a game remembered ever since as the NFL's longest.
Sunday's season-opening win took more than twice as long.
They started at 1:02 p.m., endured two weather delays and played until 8:10 to beat the Tennessee Titans 27-20.
"There's no manual for that," Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake said.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
New faces: WR Cordarelle Patterson, RB Jeremy Hill, RB Sony Michel, QB Danny Etling, DE Adrian Clayborn, OT Trent Brown, CB Jason McCourty, DT Danny Shelton.
Key losses: Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, WR Danny Amendola, WR Brandin Cooks, CB Malcolm Butler, CB Johnson Bademosi, RB Dion Lewis, OT Nate Solder, OT Cam Fleming.
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
New faces: Coach Mike Vrabel, defensive coordinator Dean Pees, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, CB Malcolm Butler, RB Dion Lewis, G Kevin Pamphile, QB Blaine Gabbert, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, LB Will Compton, DL Bennie Logan, LB Rashaan Evans, LB Harold Landry, S Kendrick Lewis, S Kenny Vaccaro.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans got their first-round draft pick back at practice. Linebacker Rashaan Evans left after individual drills, leaving his status in question again.
Evans has been dealing with an undisclosed injury since July 28. The 22nd pick overall out of Alabama warmed up Wednesday and took part in individual drills before leaving practice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The question just keeps coming, and Malcolm Butler still has the same answer.
No, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback does not know why Patriots coach Bill Belichick benched him at the Super Bowl in February .
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are sporting a new look on defense and an attitude of leaving behind their lack of defense in the Super Bowl.
Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now head coach in Detroit. Longtime assistant Brian Flores is running the defense in New England without the formal title of coordinator.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold.
The top three picks in the most recent NFL draft are all expected to make a major impact in 2018, assuming of course Mayfield (Cleveland) and Darnold (Jets) earn the starting jobs.
But often it's the unheralded rookies that can make a real difference.
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Nashville, Tennessee
LAST YEAR: Titans swept Jacksonville but missed AFC South title after losing three straight in December. Winning first postseason game in 14 years with amazing comeback in Kansas City didn't save coach Mike Mularkey, not when he stuck with OC Terry Robiskie following ugly rout in New England.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Butler says he and his fellow members of the Tennessee Titans' secondary have set high goals for this season, and All-Pro safety Kevin Byard and cornerback Logan Ryan make it clear just how much they expect from themselves.
"We want to be, if not the best, one of the best secondaries in the league this year," Byard said.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots grabbed a replacement for Super Bowl hero-turned-scapegoat Malcolm Butler on Friday night with their only pick on the second day of the NFL draft.
A day after using their two first-rounders to pick a pair of Georgia Bulldogs for the offense, the Patriots went back to the Southeastern Conference to select Florida cornerback Duke Dawson. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound Florida native led the Gators with four interceptions last season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a definite New England Patriots influence these days.
Running back Dion Lewis believes the Titans' acquisition of ex-Patriots like himself and cornerback Malcolm Butler says more about their talent than their background.
"I wouldn't say (they're trying to replicate New England here)," Lewis said Thursday.
All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began.
Of course, teams needed to clear salary cap space or rejigger their ledgers to make it work, and they'll still be doing so for months.
While the likes of Drew Brees, Malcolm Butler and Andrew Norwell cashed in bigtime, having reached agreements in the past two days before everything became official, some value entered the marketplace.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to recreate the Patriot Way in Music City.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi; WRs Danny Amendola and Matt Slater; RBs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead; OTs Nate Solder, Cam Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle; DTs Alan Branch and Ricky Jean Francois; LBs James Harrison and Marquis Flowers; DE Geno Grissom; FS Nate Ebner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: FS Brandon King; G Ted Karras.
BOSTON (AP) — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler says he didn't miss a curfew or do anything off the field that would have hurt New England's chances of winning the Super Bowl before he was benched for the game.
In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter and Instagram, Butler says reports of misconduct off the field are "ridiculous."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was no more forthcoming on Monday about his surprise benching of one-time Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler.
Speaking on a conference call the day after the Patriots blew their chance at a sixth NFL title with a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Belichick said "there are a lot of things that go into that." He declined to be specific.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Not only was the Philadelphia Eagles' knockout of New England a thrill-a-minute slugfest, it produced some of the biggest calls the Super Bowl has ever seen.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — So many times this season, New England's defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win.
But with the man responsible for the biggest defensive plays in Patriots' Super Bowl history watching from the bench, it couldn't figure out the Philadelphia Eagles in a 41-33 loss Super Bowl loss on Sunday.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise also practiced after being cleared from the concussion protocol. Malcolm Butler (illness) and Brandon King (knee) also participated in the workout.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — James Harrison and Malcolm Butler can probably trade notes when it comes to Super Bowl-changing defensive plays.
The two New England Patriots teammates are the authors of perhaps the two most memorable from the first 51 Super Bowls. One a game-sealing interception and the other a 100-yard return that provided a 14-point swing.
EDEN PRARIE, Minn. (AP) — As expected, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remained in the concussion protocol Wednesday for New England's first Super Bowl practice in Minnesota.
According to a pool report of the workout, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Gronkowski took part in non-contact drills and is "working his way back." The Patriots worked out for two hours in their only full-padded practice of the week leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones is still making some dynamic plays for the Atlanta Falcons.
There was his touchdown catch at New England , where he went up over Malcolm Butler in the corner of the end zone and snatched the ball away, as if to say, "Get that weak stuff outta here!"
No matter how many yards and points Tom Brady manages to generate, his New England Patriots are not going to go very far this season if they can't get their defense straightened out.
Coach Bill Belichick's reigning Super Bowl champions looked surprisingly vulnerable on that side of the ball yet again in a 33-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.