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DeMarco Murray Thought He'd Be Traded Back To Cowboys

Oct 16, 2016 11:09 AM

DeMarco Murray was "95 percent sure" he was set to be traded back to the Dallas Cowboys by the Philadelphia Eagles before he was eventually moved to the Tennessee Titans.

"It was like 95 percent sure I was going to come back there," Murray told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week. "I have a lot of respect for those guys —€" the Jones family, Will [McClay], Coach [Jason] Garrett obviously and [Tony] Romo and Wit [Jason Witten], all those guys. I still consider them a great franchise, and they're great friends of mine.

"I was very close to going back there. There were some things that fell through and just didn't happen. I think everything happens for a reason. I'm here [in Tennessee], and I'm supposed to be here. They've got a pretty good young back over there as well."

The Eagles ultimately preferred trading Murray outside of the division.

Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards and 13 TDs for the Cowboys in 2014 and has rebounded this season after a frustrating 2015 with the Eagles.

The Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott after the trade for Murray fell through.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Football Outsiders List Titans As Favorites To Win AFC South

Oct 12, 2016 9:09 AM

The Tennessee Titans are the favorites to win the AFC South through five games, according to Football Outsiders.

The Titans are 2-3 through five games, a game behind the Houston Texans (3-2) and tied with the Indianapolis Colts (2-3).

Football Outsiders gives the Titans a 35.8% chance to win the division.

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Titans-Dolphins Will Be Played As Scheduled

Oct 7, 2016 4:32 PM

Hurricane Matthew will not keep Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins from being played.

The Dolphins have announced that the game will be played as scheduled at 1 p.m. ET.

"Game will be played," the NFL said in a statement. "Consensus from state, local and federal officials is Miami is safe and equipped to put on the game and it would not draw resources away from other needs."

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NFL Builds Contingency Plan For Games At Miami, Carolina

Oct 7, 2016 8:24 AM

The NFL is planning for the possibility that this week's games at Miami and Carolina will not be played as scheduled due to Hurricane Matthew.

Roger Goodell met with league officials Thursday to formulate contingency plans for the Dolphins and Panthers if each team is unable to play home games because of the weather.

"We are in close contact with local and state authorities about the hurricane. As always, our overriding concern is for public safety and not doing anything that will divert important resources away from communities that may be in distress," NFL spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz outlined in a statement.

"Consistent with that, we conducting contingency planning for Sunday's Tennessee at Miami game as well as Monday's Tampa Bay at Carolina game."

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans

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Hurricane Matthew Could Move Titans-Dolphins To Nashville

Oct 5, 2016 8:25 AM

While nothing has been decided, there has been some discussion as to whether Hurricane Matthew will force Sunday's Titans-Dolphins game to be played elsewhere.

Mike Mularkey said one of the options is to play the game in Nashville.

"We're watching the weather with the hurricane that's going on down there," Mularkey said on his radio show on 104.5 The Zone. "There may be some weather issues. There's a very slight chance that game could be moved up here. There's been some discussion because of it."

Typically, the NFL finds a neutral site rather than just giving the visitors another home game.

104.5 The Zone

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Titans LB Unlikely To Be Fined For 9/11 Cleats Tribute

Sep 13, 2016 3:28 PM

Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson isn't expected to be fined for wearing cleats that paid tribute to 9/11 victims and responders on Sunday, according to a source.

Williamson said after Sunday's game that he was expecting to be fined.

The navy blue shoes Williamson and the other players wore had "9-11-01" on the back of the left shoe, with the "11" in the shape of the World Trade Center. The right shoe said "Never Forget."

The Nike swoosh was filled in with red and white stripes, and the laces were red.

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Titans Release Bishop Sankey

Sep 2, 2016 12:29 PM

The Tennessee Titans have released Bishop Sankey. 

Sankey was the highest running back selected in the 2014 NFL Draft at 54th overall.

Sankey rushed 199 times for 762 yards over his first two NFL seasons.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Derrick Henry Wants To Wear No. 24, Waiting On Number

Aug 17, 2016 5:07 PM

Derrick Henry is wearing No. 2 for the Tennessee Titans currently, but he's waiting on No. 24.

NFL rules don't allow running backs to wear a single number, they must wear something between 20-49.

Titans cornerback Perrish Cox wears No. 24. He switched to it after striking a deal with DeMarco Murray, who wanted to wear No. 29 after he was traded to the Titans from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cox has indicated he'd be willing to change again.

"We're just trying to wait and see what numbers come available," Henry said. "If a number comes available that he wants, then we'll try to work something out.

"We're still not sure yet, we just have to wait. I'm anxious too to find our what number I will wear."

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Titans Trade Dorial Green-Beckham To Eagles

Aug 16, 2016 10:54 AM

The Tennessee Titans have traded Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles for guard Dennis Kelly.

Tennessee drafted Green-Beckham with a second-round pick in 2014.

Kelly, who started two games for the Eagles last season, was a fifth round selection in 2012.

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DeMarco Murray Emerges As Clear No. 1 RB For Titans

Aug 12, 2016 7:05 AM

DeMarco Murray had a disappointing season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, but he's been the clear No. 1 running back in camp with the Tennessee Titans.

"This notion will cause eyerolls in Philly, but Murray's addition was a blessing for the locker room, and he's the clear No. 1 on the field," writes NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. "The coaches realized that when they rolled in at 7 one offseason morning and found Murray leading an offensive line meeting -- by himself. Second-round pick Derrick Henry needs to mature, but the raw tools are there. The belief is the Titans will be better -- and at worst, they are going to be annoying to play."

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Titans Want Derrick Henry To Start Faster
The Titans drafted Derrick Henry with the 45th overall pick in this spring's draft.

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Andre Johnson Signs With Titans
Andre Johnson played for the Colts last season, catching 41 balls for 503 yards and four touchdowns.


Marcus Mariota Willing To Hand Ball Off 40 Times If Titans Win
The Titans traded for DeMarco Murray and drafted 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.

The Daily Press

DeMarco Murray Excited To Run Downhill With Titans
DeMarco Murray believes he'll fare better with the Titans than he did with the Eagles because of how they'll use him.

The Jim Rome Show

Peyton Manning Nearly Signed With Titans In 2012
Peyton Manning signed with the Broncos and also considered the Titans and 49ers.

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Buccaneers Had Winston 1A, Mariota 1B In 2015
Jon Robinson was with the Buccaneers during that draft decision and is now GM of the Titans.

John Breech/CBS Sports

Chargers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers
Zach Mettenberger has a QBR of just 16.5 over the past two seasons.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Titans Release Zach Mettenberger
Zach Mettenberger started 10 games over two seasons with the Titans.


Ryan Cowden Joins Titans' Front Office
Ryan Cowden previously served as Carolina's assistant director of college scouting.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Titans Claim DeMarco Murray 'Loved' Derrick Henry Pick
Mike Mularkey phoned DeMarco Murray immediately after the Derrick Henry selection to ensure him he wouldn't be losing his job for the second straight season.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Jerry Jones Compares Titans-Rams Trade To Herschel Walker Deal
Jerry Jones compared the Titans' trade of the first overall pick to the Rams to the Herschel Walker trade he made after buying the Cowboys.


Rams Acquire First Overall Pick From Titans
The Rams can now select the quarterback of their choice as they relocate to Los Angeles.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Titans Want 'King's Ransom' For Top Overall Oick
The Titans are widely projected to take Laremy Tunsil with the first overall pick.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Titans Trade For DeMarco Murray
The Titans have agreed to trade for DeMarco Murray with the Eagles.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Polian: Peyton Manning Qualified To Immediately Become NFL GM
The Titans and Browns have been linked to working with Peyton Manning once he retires.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

Oskar Garcia/AP

Mike Mularkey Hired By Titans As Head Coach
Mike Mularkey finished out the season as interim head coach for Ken Whisenhunt.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Titans Hire Jon Robinson As General Manager
Jon Robinson has been director of college scouting for the Buccaneers since 2009.

RealGM Staff Report

Ken Whisenhunt Hired By Chargers As Offensive Coordinator
Ken Whisenhunt was fired during the regular season and his name came up as a possible hire for the Chargers when Frank Reich was dispatched earlier this month.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report