Archive: Titans

Extension For Titans Cornerback

Cornerback Cortland Finnegan agreed to a contract extension with the Tennessee Titans that runs through the 2011 season Combined with what had been left on his existing contract, the deal is worth about $16.8 million over four seasons. It includes approximately $8.5 million in guaranteed money. Finnegan was a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2008; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Knee Surgery for Tennessee's Right Tackle

David Stewart, the right tackle for the Tennessee Titans, reportedly is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery today. The Tennessean reported that Stewart is expected to miss at least two preseason games but could return for the exhibition finale....

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Release M. Williams

The Tennessee Titans released wide receiver Mike Williams. The Titans signed Williams last November but now become the third NFL team to give up on the player selected with the 10th overall choice in the 2005 draft. The Detroit Lions, who drafted him, traded him to the Oakland Raiders,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 06:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans to Take Look at B. Leftwich

Free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich is scheduled to visit the Tennessee Titans on Thursday. The Titans might not be interested in signing Leftwich immediately, however. The Titans might merely take a look at Leftwich work out to have a report on him in case a need arises later. The...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 10:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

And Then There Were Four

Running back Chris Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans. He was the 24th overall pick in April. That leaves only four first-round draft picks unsigned: Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (No. 7), Jaguars defensive end Derrick Harvey (No. 8), Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers (No. 9)...

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2008; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Have Deal With Haynesworth

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans. Haynesworth was named the Titans' franchise player in February and will receive the salary--$7.25 million--to which he was entitled under the franchise tender. But the Titans and Haynesworth apparently have added conditions to the deal...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Longterm Deal for Haynesworth, Suggs or Asomugha

The deadline for teams to sign their franchise-tagged players to longterm contracts was Tuesday. The Dallas Cowboys got safety Ken Hamlin signed to a six-year, $39 million deal that includes about $15 million in guaranteed money. But there were no longterm deals for Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 16, 2008; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Reportedly Considering Haynesworth's Offer

The Tennessee Titans reportedly are considering defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth's offer to sign his franchise player deal for next season if the team agrees not to use its franchise tag on him again in 2009. Haynesworth remains unsigned after being tagged by the Titans in February. He has offered...

 

By Mark Maske | June 24, 2008; 09:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Reportedly Balking at Haynesworth Proposal

The Tennessee Titans are attempting to negotiate a longterm contract with Albert Haynesworth after giving the defensive tackle their franchise player tag in February. Haynesworth remains unsigned but reportedly has offered to sign his one-year franchise player deal, which would pay him a guaranteed salary of $7.25 million next...

 

By Mark Maske | June 19, 2008; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Linebacker Fowler Reportedly Facing Possible Suspension

According to reports, Tennessee Titans linebacker Ryan Fowler was informed by the league in a letter that he is facing a possible suspension for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. The possible discipline by the league apparently has arisen from information supplied by Plano, Tex., personal trainer David...

 

By Mark Maske | June 10, 2008; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Trade Offers Protections For Both Cowboys, Titans

The terms of the Adam (Pacman) Jones trade, finalized over the weekend, provide protections for both the team getting the suspended cornerback, the Dallas Cowboys, and the club getting rid of him, the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys sent a fourth-round draft pick Sunday to the Titans for Jones, who...

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

Titans Agree to Trade Pacman Jones to Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans have agreed to a trade involving suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones, a source familiar with the discussions confirmed. The Titans have agreed to trade Jones to the Cowboys for a draft pick, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity...

 

By Mark Maske | April 23, 2008; 07:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pacman Jones Delays Petitioning For Reinstatement, Hoping to be Traded to Cowboys First

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones and his representatives have held off on making their latest bid for reinstatement by the NFL, hoping that Jones first will be traded to the Dallas Cowboys in the coming days. The two teams have been negotiating for several weeks and the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 16, 2008; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones-to-Cowboys Trade Could Be On Again

There are rumblings that the proposed trade of suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones from the Tennessee Titans to the Dallas Cowboys perhaps could be completed in the coming days. The trade discussions had stalled at the recent league meeting but apparently have been re-started. It's unclear what the compensation...

 

By Mark Maske | April 14, 2008; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Balking at Titans' Asking Price for Suspended Cornerback

Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips declined to comment during the league meeting this week in Palm Beach, Fla., about his team's trade discussions with the Tennessee Titans regarding suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones. According to a source familiar with the discussions, the Titans are asking for two draft choices...

 

By Mark Maske | April 3, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Change in Timetable for Consideration of Jones's Reinstatement

PALM BEACH, Fla.--Commissioner Roger Goodell said there's been no change in his timetable for ruling on the eligibility of suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones. He will rule on Jones's possible reinstatement by training camp, Goodell said. The Dallas Cowboys and other teams have been linked to trade...

 

By Mark Maske | March 31, 2008; 06:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rules Allow Titans to Trade Jones to Cowboys... Or Anyone Else

There are reports that the Dallas Cowboys are talking to the Tennessee Titans about a possible trade for suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones. Jones also has been linked to other possible new teams, including the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions, in media speculation about prospective trades. Which leads...

 

By Mark Maske | March 21, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kearse Returns to Titans, and the Day's Other Moves

Defensive end Jevon Kearse is back with the Tennessee Titans. Kearse, cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed to a deal with the Titans today. He left Tennessee as a free agent before the 2004 season to sign with the Eagles. Now he's back. In other moves: Free agent linebacker...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2008; 09:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Lose Three

The Tennessee Titans lost three free agents, including defensive ends Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy. Odom agreed to a five-year, $29.5 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals that includes $11.5 million in guaranteed money. LaBoy agreed to a five-year, $22 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals that includes $7.5...

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2008; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

A. Crumpler Close to Deal With Titans

Tight end Alge Crumpler, released by the Atlanta Falcons, is close to a contract agreement with the Tennessee Titans. The deal, barring any last-second snags, should be completed later tonight or Monday. Crumpler perhaps could serve as a security-blanket receiver for Titans quarterback Vince Young the way he once...

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2008; 07:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Put Franchise Tag on Haynesworth

The Tennessee Titans placed their franchise player tag on defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth today. The move had been expected. The Titans had indicated to Haynesworth's representatives that they would use the tag on Haynesworth to keep from losing him on the free agent market if the two sides were...

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2008; 04:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fisher Ousts Chow as Titans' Offensive Boss

The Tennessee Titans fired Norm Chow as their offensive coordinator. They ranked 21st in the league in total offense and 22nd in scoring this season. "Over the last week, we have done a lot of self-evaluation and I think we still have work ahead of us to reach our...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 05:16 PM ET | Comments (3)

Injuries Piling Up for Titans

The Tennessee Titans will be without wide receiver Roydell Williams for Sunday's playoff game at San Diego. He suffered a broken ankle in practice Wednesday and underwent surgery today. The Titans will be shorthanded this weekend. Quarterback Vince Young has been limited in practices by the injured quadriceps muscle...

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2008; 08:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union's Final Appeal on Jones's Behalf Denied

The NFL rejected the final appeal by the Players Association of the one-year suspension of Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The union was appealing Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision not to reinstate Jones after 10 games, as the terms of Jones's suspension...

 

By Mark Maske | December 20, 2007; 06:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Last Union Appeal on Jones's Suspension Is Mere Formality

The NFL Players Association's latest appeal of the season-long suspension of Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones is scheduled to be heard Friday. The hearing is to take place by telephone and apparently has virtually no chance of success. Jones was suspended for the entire season by NFL Commissioner...

 

By Mark Maske | December 13, 2007; 11:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chow In UCLA's Sights

Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow reportedly is scheduled to interview for the head coaching job at UCLA in the coming days. Chow was a highly successful offensive coordinator at USC before joining the Titans. The Tennessean reported that the interview could take place Saturday....

 

By Mark Maske | December 13, 2007; 11:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Judge Accepts Jones's Plea Deal

A judge in Las Vegas accepted the terms of the plea agreement of suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones for his involvement in a dispute that led to a February shooting at a strip club. Jones did not appear in court today but is scheduled to appear to...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2007; 02:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

Union's Appeal in Jones Case Seems Doomed to Fail

People familiar with the Adam (Pacman) Jones case say the appeal by the NFL Players Association of Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision not to reinstate Jones this season has little to no chance of success. Goodell decided last week not to shorten Jones's season-long suspension for violating the league's personal...

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 03:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Reportedly to Avoid Serving Jail Time Under Plea Deal

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones reportedly has agreed to a plea deal in which he will avoid serving jail time in exchange for his testimony about a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club. The Associated Press reported that Jones has agreed to plead no contest to...

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Announces Goodell Not Reducing Jones's Suspension

The NFL announced today that Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided not to reduce the season-long suspension of Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Goodell had made the suspension reviewable after 10 games and met last week in New York with Jones. But...

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2007; 07:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Scheduled to Meet With Commissioner Today But Suspension Not Expected to be Reduced

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today in New York. But several league sources familiar with Jones's case said they do not expect Goodell to shorten Jones's suspension to make him eligible to play in any games this season....

 

By Mark Maske | November 2, 2007; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Simon Retiring

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Corey Simon reportedly is retiring. The Tennessean reported that Simon informed the Titans of his decision Wednesday and planned to announce it today. Simon played in four games after being signed by the Titans in August following his release by the Indianapolis Colts. He is...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2007; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young Returning to Titans' Lineup This Week

The Tennessee Titans plan to have quarterback Vince Young back in the lineup this week. Young sat out Sunday's triumph over the Houston Texans because of a strained quadriceps muscle. Backup Kerry Collins started in his place....

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young's Playing Status for This Weekend Still Unclear

Backup quarterback Kerry Collins continued to work with the Tennessee Titans' starting offense during today's practice in place of Vince Young. But Young, after missing practices Wednesday and Thursday because of a strained quadriceps muscle, did participate in a little bit of practice by running the Titans' scout team....

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2007; 03:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young Misses Second Straight Practice

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young did some throwing but sat out practice for a second straight day because of his strained quadriceps muscle. It remained unclear if he'll play Sunday at Houston....

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2007; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young Sits Out Titans' Practice

Quarterback Vince Young sat out the Tennessee Titans' practice today because of his strained quadriceps muscle. Backup Kerry Collins, who took over after Young was hurt during Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, took the practice-field snaps in Young's place. Coach Jeff Fisher has called Young's status day...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2007; 01:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young Undergoes MRI Exam on Injured Leg

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young underwent an MRI exam today on what the team is calling a strained quadriceps muscle. The results of the test were not immediately known and it was not clear how long Young will be sidelined. Coach Jeff Fisher called his quarterback's status day-to-day. Young...

 

By Mark Maske | October 15, 2007; 09:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Fisher Reportedly Agrees to Contract Extension With Titans

Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher reportedly agreed to a four-year contract extension with the team that runs through the 2011 season. Fisher's contract was to expire after this season and there had been speculation that he might be a highly coveted coaching free agent. His salary will be raised...

 

By Mark Maske | September 17, 2007; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Agree to Trade C. Frye to Seahawks

The Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade that will send quarterback Charlie Frye to Seattle. The Browns apparently receive a late-round draft pick in return. The move gives the Seahawks the backup quarterback they'd been seeking, and perhaps means that the Browns will turn to...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Sign C. Simon

Defensive tackle Corey Simon agreed to a one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans. Simon was released by the Colts four weeks ago after failing a physical. The former Pro Bowl selection for the Philadelphia Eagles missed all of last season after playing the 2005 season for the Colts. "Corey...

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2007; 07:21 PM ET | Comments (9)

Wrestling Appearance Is All Talk for Jones

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones appeared in a pay-per-view pro wrestling event Sunday and seemed to stick to the terms of an agreement crafted Friday between representatives of the Titans, Jones and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Jones was shown being taken away on a stretcher after what...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2007; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Titans, Jones Reach Compromise on Wrestling Participation

Suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones and Tennessee Titans officials reportedly reached an agreement Friday night that will allow Jones to participate in a pro wrestling circuit but not as a wrestler. The Tennessean reported that the compromise was struck during a six-hour meeting Friday night between representatives of Jones,...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2007; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Obtain Temporary Restraining Order to Keep Jones Out of Wrestling Ring

The Tennessee Titans reportedly obtained a temporary restraining order today to prevent suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones from participating in a pro wrestling event. The Tennessean reported that Williamson County Judge Jeffrey Bivins signed the order and scheduled the case to be heard, but it's not known yet when....

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2007; 04:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Reportedly Set for Pro Wrestling Debut

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones reportedly will make his debut on a pro wrestling circuit this week, although it remains unclear if he will be a wrestler or participating in another capacity. Jones has signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and is to be in a ring...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2007; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Jones Reportedly Could Be Involved in Pro Wrestling Circuit During NFL Suspension

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones reportedly is in discussions to be involved in a pro wrestling circuit. One of Jones's attorneys, Worrick Robinson, told the Tennessean that Jones could have a role in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Jones would not be a wrestler, Robinson told the newspaper....

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2007; 02:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

League Denies Jones's Request to Participate in Titans' Camp

The NFL has denied a request by suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones to participate in training camp. Jones and his representatives had hoped that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would allow Jones to report to camp. But the Titans apparently opposed to the idea, and the league rejected...

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2007; 01:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

Young's Ascent Makes Anything Possible for Titans

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Tennessee Titans Players Released: Zach Piller, G Erron Kinney, TE Travis Henry, RB Colby Bockwoldt, LB Free Agents Lost: Drew Bennett, WR Bobby Wade, WR Robaire Smith, DT Free Agents Re-Signed: Rien Long, DT Seth Wand, T LeVar Woods, LB Kerry Collins, QB Donnie Nickey, S...

 

By Mark Maske | June 7, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

K. Johnson Reportedly to Visit Titans Today

Free agent wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson is scheduled to visit the Tennessee Titans today, the Tennessean reported. Johnson was released by the Carolina Panthers after the NFL draft. The Titans have been viewed since he was cut as a leading contender to sign him. He is friendly with Titans...

 

By Mark Maske | May 18, 2007; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Few In League Expect Goodell to Reduce Jones's Suspension

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones had a hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday in New York, as scheduled. Jones is appealing the season-long suspension imposed on him by Goodell for violating the league's conduct policy. Jones and his representatives have cited the punishments handed down to...

 

By Mark Maske | May 14, 2007; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Add Rattay, Gardner

The Tennessee Titans signed free agent quarterback Tim Rattay and claimed linebacker Gilbert Gardner off waivers. Rattay is a former starter in San Francisco and Tampa Bay who joins Kerry Collins as veteran backups for Vince Young in Tennessee. Gardner was a starter for Indianapolis for most of last...

 

By Mark Maske | May 10, 2007; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Appeals Season-Long Suspension

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones has notified the league office that he is appealing the season-long suspension imposed on him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's conduct policy. Goodell suspended Jones, who's been questioned by the police in a series of incidents since being drafted...

 

By Mark Maske | April 30, 2007; 02:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chargers Re-Sign M. Turner But Still Could Trade Him

Tailback Michael Turner signed the one-year, $2.35 million contract that the San Diego Chargers had tendered to him in restricted free agency. Turner has drawn interest from the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and other teams, and it's possible that the Chargers will trade him this weekend. Turner signing his...

 

By Mark Maske | April 27, 2007; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Writes in Full-Page Newspaper Ad That He'll Change His Ways

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones took out a full-page advertisement in today's Tennessean, writing that he intends to try to win back the trust of members of the organization and the team's fans. "To my family, teammates, coaches and fans, I recognize that I have lost the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 20, 2007; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (13)

M. Turner's Camp Not Optimistic About Trade

The agent for San Diego Chargers backup tailback Michael Turner is saying he doesn't think his client will be traded. Turner, who's stuck behind LaDainian Tomlinson in San Diego, has drawn interest from the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills. But agent Bus Cook told the Tennessean he's not counting...

 

By Mark Maske | April 17, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Says He'll Appeal Suspension

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones said during a televised interview that he'll appeal the suspension imposed on him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones told ESPN while attending a boxing event Friday night in Tunica, Miss., that he thinks Goodell made him the "poster boy" for the league's...

 

By Mark Maske | April 14, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Say Jones Might Not Return After Suspension

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams indicated today it's not certain that the team will allow cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones to return after his suspension by the NFL ends. Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jones for the entire 2007 season for violating the conduct policy, although the league announced that Jones's...

 

By Mark Maske | April 10, 2007; 11:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Expecting Punishment By Goodell

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones said in an interview with the NFL Network that he knows he will be disciplined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I know there is going to be a punishment and whatever the punishment is, I am going to be a man and I am...

 

By Mark Maske | April 5, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Join Titans in M. Turner Chase

The Buffalo Bills are joining the Tennessee Titans in pursuit of tailback Michael Turner, a restricted free agent from the San Diego Chargers. Turner is scheduled to visit the Bills in the coming days. He visited the Titans earlier this week. The Chargers might trade Turner before the NFL...

 

By Mark Maske | April 5, 2007; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Eye M. Turner

The Tennessee Titans met Monday with San Diego Chargers backup tailback Michael Turner, a restricted free agent. The Chargers made a tender offer of $2.35 million for Turner, meaning that any team signing him to an offer sheet would have to surrender first- and third-round draft choices to San...

 

By Mark Maske | April 3, 2007; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disciplinary Decision on Jones Expected By Mid-April

PHOENIX, Ariz.--NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell plans to have a decision about possible punishment for troubled Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones by mid-April. Goodell is scheduled to meet with Jones on April 3 about the player's legal problems, and Goodell said today he expects to make a decision within...

 

By Mark Maske | March 28, 2007; 03:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fisher Weary of Talk About Jones's Troubles

PHOENIX, Ariz.--Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher appears weary of being asked about his troubled cornerback, Adam (Pacman) Jones. "I'm excited about our team," Fisher said today. "Life is going on as we speak. I would rather get up in the morning and put my head down at night and...

 

By Mark Maske | March 27, 2007; 07:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Gage to Titans

The Tennessee Titans signed free agent wide receiver Justin Gage on Friday. Gage had spent his previous four NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears. He had only four catches this past season but had 31 catches in 2005....

 

By Mark Maske | March 17, 2007; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Let R. Fowler Go to Titans

The Dallas Cowboys declined to match the Tennessee Titans' four-year, $11.5 million offer sheet to linebacker Ryan Fowler, a restricted free agent. Fowler goes to the Titans, for whom he is expected to compete for a starting job on defense, and the Cowboys receive no draft-pick compensation. Fowler signed...

 

By Mark Maske | March 17, 2007; 07:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

N. Harper, Titans Agree to Three-Year Deal

One of the better remaining free agents came off the board when the Tennessee Titans agreed to a three-year contract tonight with cornerback Nick Harper, who leaves the Indianapolis Colts. Harper had three interceptions for the Super Bowl champions this past season and had 15 interceptions in six seasons...

 

By Mark Maske | March 13, 2007; 09:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Fowler Switches Course, Signs Offer Sheet With Titans Instead of Eagles

It happens at least once a year in free agency: A player agrees to a deal and then backs out of it to sign a better deal with another team. This year, it happened on the restricted free agent market. On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ryan Fowler agreed to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 08:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Curtis Choice Near?

Free agent wide receiver Kevin Curtis probably is close to picking a new team now that he's hired Bruce and Ryan Tollner as his agents. Curtis had to wait the required five days after firing Tom Condon. Curtis, formerly of the St. Louis Rams, has drawn interest from the...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Decision Day for D. Stallworth?

Free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth might be making his decision today. He's made visits in recent days to the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. The Philadelphia Eagles, the team with which Stallworth spent this past season, apparently remain in the running and the San Francisco...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Four Teams Chasing D. Stallworth

It appears to be a four-team race for free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth. He is scheduled to visit the Tennessee Titans today after meeting Tuesday with the New England Patriots. A visit to the Miami Dolphins is scheduled for Thursday and Stallworth and agent Drew Rosenhaus continue to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

Titans Re-Sign K. Collins

The Tennessee Titans re-signed free agent quarterback Kerry Collins. The former Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and Oakland Raiders starter was signed by the Titans just before this past season. He opened the season as the Titans' starter but gave way to Vince Young, who went...

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2007; 05:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Re-Sign Three

The Tennessee Titans re-signed three players. They completed deals with defensive tackle Rien Long, offensive tackle Seth Wand and linebacker LeVar Woods....

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 07:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Hire Seahawks' Reinfeldt as GM

The Tennessee Titans hired Seattle Seahawks executive Mike Reinfeldt today as their general manager. He replaces Floyd Reese, who resigned last month. Reinfeldt is a former player for the Houston Oilers and his salary cap and contract-negotiating expertise played a key role in the construction of the Seahawks team...

 

By Mark Maske | February 12, 2007; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Fisher Won't Be Candidate for Cowboys Job

The Tennessee Titans say their coach, Jeff Fisher, is off limits to the Dallas Cowboys. The Titans announced they would not grant permission for Fisher to be interviewed if the Cowboys were to ask. Fisher has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Cowboys but he's under contract...

 

By Mark Maske | January 23, 2007; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

F. Reese Resigns as Titans' GM

Floyd Reese resigned as general manager of the Tennessee Titans. He'd finished his 13th season and his contract was expiring. Reese said in a written statement released by the team that he had hoped to sign an extension but when it became apparent to him that would be difficult,...

 

By Mark Maske | January 5, 2007; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young Named Offensive Rookie of Year by AP

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was named the NFL's offensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston and Jacksonville Jaguars tailback Maurice Jones-Drew finished tied for second in the voting, ahead of San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and Saints...

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2007; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

McPherson Suing Titans Over Mascot Mishap

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Adrian McPherson filed a $20 million lawsuit against the Tennessee Titans. McPherson suffered a knee injury when a golf cart driven by the Titans' mascot crashed into him on the field at halftime of an exhibition game in August. McPherson, who was released by...

 

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2006; 07:31 PM ET | Comments (1)

Haynesworth Participates in Titans' Practice

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth participated in the Tennessee Titans' practice Wednesday and likely will play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Haynesworth's five-game suspension by the NFL ended this week and he agreed to continue undergoing anger management training as a condition of being permitted to rejoin the team....

 

By Mark Maske | November 16, 2006; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Fisher Fined for Criticizing Officiating

The league fined Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher $12,500 for criticizing the officiating in his club's one-point loss to the Baltimore Ravens last weekend. Fisher criticized a call on a play involving a potential fumble by the Ravens and the referee's decision to uphold the ruling on an instant-replay...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2006; 09:27 PM ET | Comments (4)

Haynesworth Agrees to Continue Counseling as Condition of Return to Titans

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth agreed to continue to undergo anger management counseling as a condition of being allowed to return to the Tennessee Titans. Haynesworth began anger management training after being suspended for five games without pay by the NFL after he kicked Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode twice...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 08:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Season Over for Givens

A frustrating, injury-plagued first season with the Tennessee Titans for wide receiver David Givens is over. Givens suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. He was hampered by a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Haynesworth Returns to Titans, Likely Will Practice Wednesday

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was at the Tennessee Titans' headquarters Monday and the team appears ready to allow him to participate in Wednesday's practice. Haynesworth just completed a five-game suspension without pay imposed by the NFL after he kicked Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode twice in the head, once...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Pondering Next Move With Haynesworth

The Tennessee Titans are considering not allowing defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to rejoin the team after his five-game suspension by the NFL expires this weekend. Titans Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Thursday that he's discussing the issue with members of the club's front office but declined further comment. The...

 

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2006; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

CB Jones Rejoins Titans

Cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones rejoined the Tennessee Titans on Monday. He'd been suspended for one game by Coach Jeff Fisher after being involved in a series of off-field incidents, most recently one in which he was cited by police for misdemeanor assault after allegedly spitting at a woman during...

 

By Mark Maske | November 7, 2006; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Suspend CB Jones For One Game

The Tennessee Titans suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones from Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coach Jeff Fisher also indicated that Jones was fined. He's been involved in a series of off-field incidents, including being cited by police for assault for an incident last week in which he allegedly...

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2006; 09:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans' Troubles

Tennessee Titans linebacker Robert Reynolds was fined $350 plus court costs and placed on probation Monday after pleading guilty to criminal damaging and having a domestic violence charge amended to disorderly conduct. The charges stemmed from an incident in Ohio involving his estranged wife. Titans Coach Jeff Fisher sent...

 

By Mark Maske | October 31, 2006; 01:08 PM ET | Comments (5)

Fisher Tells Linebacker to Leave Titans' Practice Facility

Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher told linebacker Robert Reynolds to leave the team's practice facility today and announced that Reynolds will not be permitted to play in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. Reynolds is facing charges in Ohio, including one for assault, in a domestic-violence case for an...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2006; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Place TE Kinney on IR

The Tennessee Titans placed tight end Erron Kinney on the injured reserve list today, ending his season. He hasn't played all season after undergoing knee surgery during training camp. He had a career-high 55 catches for the Titans last season....

 

By Mark Maske | October 13, 2006; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Haynesworth to Undergo Anger-Management Counseling

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth spoke at a news conference at a Nashville hotel Thursday after it was announced that Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode would not file a criminal complaint against him. Haynesworth told reporters that he will undergo anger-management counseling and work with children to try...

 

By Mark Maske | October 6, 2006; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (3)

Gurode Won't File Complaint Against Haynesworth, According to Agent

Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode will not file a criminal complaint against Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, according to Gurode's agent. Agent Kennard McGuire told the Associated Press that Gurode had deliberated over the matter and decided he wasn't interested in filing a complaint. A spokesperson for the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2006; 06:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Conduct Players-Only Meeting

The Tennessee Titans held a players-only meeting Wednesday to discuss the beleaguered 0-4 team's start. Rookie quarterback Vince Young makes his second NFL start Sunday at Indianapolis and will be without wide receiver David Givens because of a thumb injury....

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2006; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (3)

Goodell to Meet With Haynesworth, According to Upshaw

Suspended Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to Players Association chief Gene Upshaw. Upshaw mentioned the meeting in a written statement released today by the union in which he formally announced that Haynesworth's five-game suspension by the league would not be...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (3)

No Appeal For Haynesworth

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth decided today not to appeal the five-game suspension imposed on him Monday by the league for kicking Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode in the head twice following a play Sunday. NFL Players Association officials spoke to Haynesworth today about the possibility of filing...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2006; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Word Yet on Whether Haynesworth Will Appeal Suspension

NFL Players Association officials apparently are mulling whether to appeal the five-game suspension imposed Monday on Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for Sunday's incident in which he kicked Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode twice in the head following a play. Union officials have not said whether they will...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2006; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Charges Against Haynesworth Possible If Gurode Wants to File Complaint

A spokeswoman for the Davidson County district attorney's office said that the office would consider possible charges against Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for Sunday's incident if Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode wanted to file a complaint. "We're aware of the situation," the spokeswoman, Susan Niland, said by...

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 08:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Haynesworth Suspended For Five Games Without Pay

The NFL has suspended Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for five games without pay for Sunday's incident during the Titans' loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Haynesworth kicked Cowboys center Andre Gurode twice in the head, once after Gurode's helmet was knocked off, after a play....

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 03:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Haynesworth Fine, Suspension Could Be Levied Today

The NFL apparently is wasting no time disciplining Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. A league source said that Haynesworth is likely to be suspended and fined today for Sunday's incident in which he kicked Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode twice in the head, once after Gurode's helmet had...

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Haynesworth Expresses Regret Over Kicking Incident

NASHVILLE--At least Albert Haynesworth expressed remorse. In the aftermath of Sunday's ugly incident in which he kicked Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode in the head twice, once after Gurode's helmet came off, the Tennessee Titans defensive tackle said he was ashamed of his actions. Haynesworth said he disgraced himself,...

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fisher Needs to Worry More About His Team, Less About How It's Covered

NASHVILLE--On Tuesday, Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher told prized rookie quarterback Vince Young that he would make his first NFL start here Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Fisher somehow convinced local media members to keep the news under wraps until word leaked out Saturday. Fisher's secretive tactics did him...

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 07:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Haynesworth Likely Facing Discipline By League

NASHVILLE--Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth can expect to be disciplined by the league for his actions during today's game against the Dallas Cowboys. After Cowboys tailback Julius Jones scored a third-quarter touchdown, Haynesworth kicked Dallas center Andre Gurode twice in the head while Gurode was lying on the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 1, 2006; 03:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Fans Restless... Can You Blame Them?

NASHVILLE--When the Tennessee Titans retired the number of Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon during a ceremony at halftime of today's game against the Dallas Cowboys, Titans owner Bud Adams was booed by some fans as he began to speak. "I hear you," Adams said, interrupting his speech only...

 

By Mark Maske | October 1, 2006; 02:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Sticking With K. Collins... For Now

The Tennessee Titans are winless and are headed nowhere, but Coach Jeff Fisher indicated Monday that he's sticking with Kerry Collins as his starting quarterback. There had been speculation that Fisher might switch to rookie Vince Young this week, but Young likely will continue his apprenticeship with small doses...

 

By Mark Maske | September 26, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Too Busy Blaming Others For QB Woes To Acknowledge Their Mistakes

Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher assailed traded quarterback Billy Volek today, saying during his news conference that Volek "threw this organization under the bus, along with a number of his teammates." Fisher was angry that Volek, after being traded Tuesday to the San Diego Chargers, told reporters he couldn't...

 

By Mark Maske | September 20, 2006; 10:24 PM ET | Comments (1)

Titans, Chargers Agree to Volek Trade

The Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers have agreed to a trade that sends quarterback Billy Volek to San Diego for a draft pick. Volek began training camp as the Titans' starter but was dropped to third-string, behind Kerry Collins and rookie Vince Young, after Tennessee signed Collins shortly...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2006; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (4)

Titans Closer to Trading Volek As Collins Remains Starter

The Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers continued discussing a trade today that would send Titans quarterback Billy Volek to San Diego, an NFL source said. The Chargers are looking for an experienced backup for starter Philip Rivers. That job currently belongs to rookie Charlie Whitehurst. The Chargers are...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 11:44 PM ET | Comments (1)

Chargers, Chiefs In Running For Volek

The San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs apparently are the front-runners to trade for Tennessee Titans quarterback Billy Volek. The Chargers have a rookie, Charlie Whitehurst, backing up third-year pro Philip Rivers, who's in his first season as a starter. The Chiefs need quarterback help after starter Trent...

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Volek Trade Nearing?

Tennessee Titans quarterback Billy Volek hinted Thursday that he might be traded soon. Asked by reporters if there were any developments on the trade front, Volek said that there were but he planned to keep them confidential. The Titans' opponent Sunday, the San Diego Chargers, is among the teams...

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (2)

Titans Sticking With K. Collins at QB

The Tennessee Titans are sticking with Kerry Collins as their starting quarterback this week. The Titans hurried Collins into the lineup, ahead of former starter Billy Volek and rookie Vince Young, after signing him shortly before the season. He struggled during last weekend's loss to the New York Jets...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Did the Titans Start K. Collins Too Soon?

Was it really a good decision for the Tennessee Titans to make Kerry Collins their starting quarterback so soon after signing him? Collins threw two interceptions in a 17-for-38 passing performance Sunday in a loss to the New York Jets. Billy Volek was the Tennessee starter for most of...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Smith Returns to Titans

The Tennessee Titans were facing a salary cap crunch in 2004 when they allowed defensive tackle Robaire Smith and defensive end Jevon Kearse to depart as free agents. Smith signed a six-year, $26.3 million contract with the Houston Texans. But now he's back in Tennessee, signing today with the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 5, 2006; 08:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Collins Appears Set to be Titans' Starter, But Fisher Isn't Saying Yet

It seems likely that Kerry Collins will be the Tennessee Titans' starting quarterback in Sunday's opener against the New York Jets. But Titans Coach Jeff Fisher isn't tipping his hand yet, refusing to say whether Collins or Billy Volek will be his starter. The club signed Collins last week...

 

By Mark Maske | September 5, 2006; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Volek Bound for Chargers or Browns?

There is talk around the league that Tennessee Titans quarterback Billy Volek could be traded to the San Diego Chargers or Cleveland Browns. The Titans drafted Vince Young in April and just signed veteran Kerry Collins. Volek is the starter, for now, but Collins might take over as soon...

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2006; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (5)

Collins's Arrival Could Be Beginning of End for Volek in Tennessee

The signing of quarterback Kerry Collins by the Tennessee Titans probably doesn't bode well for the team's current starter, Billy Volek. Collins has been a starter throughout his NFL career and it's unlikely that he would have agreed to sign with the Titans to serve as Volek's backup while...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2006; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Collins, Titans Agree

Quarterback Kerry Collins and the Tennessee Titans have reached a tentative contract agreement, an NFL source said. If Collins passes a physical, the source said, he will join the club alongside starter Billy Volek and rookie Vince Young. The Titans will be Collins's fifth NFL team. He has started...

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2006; 04:19 PM ET | Comments (2)

Titans Close to Signing K. Collins

An NFL source this morning confirmed reports that the Tennessee Titans are close to signing free agent quarterback Kerry Collins. The Titans have had on-and-off conversations with Collins, who was released by the Oakland Raiders in the offseason. He likely will sign with the club within the next few...

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2006; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Titans CB Jones Arrested

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones was arrested early today outside a Murfreesboro, Tenn., nightclub and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. The Associated Press, citing a police report, reported that officers encountered Jones arguing with a woman outside a club where a rap concert had been held,...

 

By Mark Maske | August 25, 2006; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

V. Young Practices

Rookie quarterback Vince Young participated in the Tennessee Titans' practice today and is expected to play in Saturday's exhibition game against the Atlanta Falcons. Young injured his right hand during a practice Wednesday but X-rays showed no fractures....

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 10:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young's Hand Injury Not Serious

The Tennessee Titans got a scare during a practice Wednesday. Prized rookie quarterback Vince Young hurt his right (throwing) hand when it struck defensive end Adam Roberts's helmet on Young's follow-through after a pass. But X-rays showed no breaks and Young was said to be feeling well enough to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles, Bears, Niners, Titans Also Were Lelie Bidders

According to an NFL source, the other bidders for Denver Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie--traded Tuesday to the Atlanta Falcons in a three-way deal involving the Washington Redskins, who got Atlanta tailback T.J. Duckett--were the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans. It was thought in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. White To Debut for Titans

Rookie tailback LenDale White is scheduled to make his exhibition-season debut for the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in Denver, his hometown. The USC product was withheld from the Titans' preseason opener after starting a fight during a training-camp practice by allegedly spitting at a teammate, safety Donnie Nickey....

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2006; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

V. Young Has Sprained Ankle

The preseason debut of Tennessee's prized rookie quarterback, Vince Young, was marred by a sprained ankle suffered in the fourth quarter Saturday. Young completed only four of 11 passes and was outshone by New Orleans Saints rookie tailback Reggie Bush, who broke free for a 44-yard run on his...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2006; 09:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

C. Brown, Titans At Odds Over Contract

There has been talk in recent days that tailback Chris Brown perhaps could walk out of the Tennessee Titans' training camp to try to spur the team to negotiate a contract extension with him. He's entering the final season of his existing contract, and one of his representatives visited...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2006; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rookie White Not Making Friends With Titans Defenders

Rookie tailback LenDale White sparked a fracas during the Tennessee Titans' practice today. White got into a confrontation with safety Donnie Nickey after a play and reportedly spit at Nickey. A few plays later, White and Nickey clashed again. Nickey shoved White out of bounds after an incompletion. White...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2006; 10:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Potential Collins-Titans Pairing Is Problematic

With cornerback Ty Law off the market, having signed recently with the Kansas City Chiefs, the most intriguing still-available free agent is quarterback Kerry Collins. The former Giants and Raiders starter, who was released by Oakland in the offseason, has been linked to the Tennessee Titans. But it doesn't seem...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2006; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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