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Jeff Fisher Had Jay Cutler Ahead Vince Young In 2006

Nov 13, 2015 11:15 AM

Jeff Fisher claims he had Jay Cutler rated higher than Vince Young during the 2006 NFL Draft.

“Looking back, I would say that I had the three quarterbacks ranked Cutler, [Matt] Leinart and Young,” Fisher said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com. “I loved Jay. You know. I mean, we watched him play in our own backyard, man. We had a private workout there in our indoor facility and coached him in the Senior Bowl. It just didn’t work out.”

The Tennessee Titans selected Young with the third overall pick, while Lenart went 10th to the Arizona Cardinals and Cutler was selected 11th by the Denver Broncos.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans

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Titans Fire Ken Whisenhunt

Nov 3, 2015 10:38 AM

The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt as head coach after a season and a half.

"After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would like to thank Ken for his efforts with our team, as he worked very hard to try to move us forward."


The Titans were 3-20 overall under Whisenhunt, who signed a five-year deal in 2014.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Marcus Mariota Out For 2nd Straight Week

Oct 30, 2015 1:33 PM

Marcus Mariota has been ruled out by the Tennessee Titans for the second week in a row as he deals with an injured knee.

Zach Mettenberger will start in place of Mariota.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Injury

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Whisenhunt: Hit On Mariota Was 'B.S. Football'

Oct 18, 2015 10:25 PM

Olivier Vernon's low hit on Marcus Mariota was considered dirty and intentional by the Tennessee Titans.

"I think it was done with the idea of trying to hurt our QB and that's (bulls---) football," said Ken Whisenhunt.

Vernon crept up behind Mariota after a pass and went in quite low on him.

Mariota said after the game that Vernon apologized to him for the hit. Vernon told reporters after the game that his low hit on Mariota wasn't intentional and that he isn't a dirty player.

Mariota will undergo X-rays on his knee.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans

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David Fluellen Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Titans

Jul 29, 2015 4:44 PM

David Fluellen has agreed upon a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, a source tells RealGM.

Fluellen is a running back out of Toledo, who went undrafted in 2014.

Fluellen initially signed with the Indianapolis Colts and then was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles last summer. Fluellen has since had workouts with the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Marcus Mariota Signs Rookie Contract With Titans

Jul 21, 2015 7:39 PM

The Tennessee Titans and Marcus Mariota have finally agreed upon terms of his rookie contract.

Mariota was the final remaining unsigned first round pick. The Titans picked Mariota second overall out of Oregon.

“We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I’d like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract,” said Titans Executive Vice President and General Manager Ruston Webster. “We were confident that Marcus would be under contract before training camp, and we look forward to him starting his career on time with his teammates when we open camp next week. This is an exciting time for the Tennessee Titans organization, and we look forward to a bright future.”

According to Mike Florio, Mariota and the Titans agreed to partial offsets to get a deal done.

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

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Justin Hunter Charged With Felony Assault

Jul 20, 2015 8:07 PM

Justin Hunter was arrested and charged with felonious assault following an incident last month in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to a police spokesman.

Hunter turned himself in Monday after a warrant was filed. A fight broke out late July 3 in an oceanfront tourist area at Sandbar Surf Bar in Virginia Beach. Hunter became a suspect after a victim was taken to a hospital with injuries suffered during the incident. Hunter remains in a Virginia Beach jail without bond. The case is still under investigation.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Suspension

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Titans Refuse To Budge On Offset Clause In Marcus Mariota's Contract

Jul 14, 2015 8:17 PM

The Tennessee Titans won't back off on their determination to have offset language in the contract of Marcus Mariota.

Mariota remains the only first round pick from 2015 to not yet sign a contract.

If the Titans give Mariota a contract without offset language, that would allow him to "double dip" and receive payment from another team as well as from the Titans should he not play out his deal.


"We've always had offset language in our player contracts. It's nothing new," Titans' interim CEO and president Steve Underwood said. "I think it is important where a high first-round draft pick is concerned, because it's the precedent. Everything that we do is precedential for the next round of contracts.

"So keeping the offset in place is something we want to be able to do going forward. And the minute you back away from the contract principle then you no longer are able to assert it going forward."

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

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Haynesworth: You Have To Become Insane To Survive In NFL

Jul 6, 2015 1:25 PM

Albert Haynesworth wrote an open letter talking to the 14-year-old version of himself for The Players Tribune.

Haynesworth wrote about the mentality that pervades in the NFL.

"By now, you will fully understand that to survive in an NFL game, you have to work yourself up into a kind of insanity. This is what it takes. Before games, your coaches will essentially pimp you out. They’re going to use humiliation and fear as a means to make you play as hard as humanly possible. One of them will literally show you a scene from the movie Deliverance during a mid-week meeting in order to demonstrate just how badly the opponent is going to own you. You will love this, in a way. It will make you go absolutely nuts. The NFL culture will brainwash you into a certain mentality: “My opponent is trying to take food out on my mouth, and I want to embarrass him in front of his family. It disgusts me to be on the same field as him.”

"You will approach games as war. I don’t mean that as a cliche. There will be many times where you feel like your opponent is trying to steal your entire life."

Haynesworth also writes recommending he never leave the Tennessee Titans for the big money offer from Washington.

Albert Haynesworth/The Players Tribune

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins

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Erroneous Report About Surfing Clause In Mariota's Contract Surfaces

Jul 2, 2015 12:46 PM

There's a report that Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans have stalled on their contract talks because there is a clause preventing him from surfing.

But Mariota is not a surfer.

A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there’s no truth to the report, and that Mariota isn’t a surfer.

“Somebody made something up here,” the source said.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Mariota Remains Only Unsigned First Round Pick
The Titans don't expect Marcus Mariota to miss training camp.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

David Fluellen Finalizing One-Year Deal With Titans
David Fluellen is finalizing a one-year contract with the Titans.

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Titans Release Shonn Greene
Shonn Greene complied 687 yards on 171 carries and just six touchdowns in 24 games over two years.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Marcus Mariota Credits Soccer For Growth As Athlete
Marcus Mariota credits playing soccer when he was young for developing his athleticism, fundamentals and intelligence.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Titans Select Dorial Green-Beckham 40th Overall
Dorial Green-Beckham has a checkered history, but is considered one of the most talented wide receivers in the draft.

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Chip Kelly On Trading Up: It Was A Really Steep Price
Chip Kelly has denied reports that the Eagles had been trying to trade up for Marcus Mariota in the days leading up to the draft.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Eagles, Bears Making Hardest Push For No. 2 Pick
Both the Eagles and Bears are targeting Marcus Mariota if they acquire the second overall pick.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Philip Rivers Told By Chargers He Won't Be Traded
The Chargers and Philip Rivers will have ongoing extension talks.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Eagles Could Bypass Titans At No. 2 With Buccaneers' Trade
The Buccaneers are planning on taking Jameis Winston, but receiving multiple pieces for the first overall pick would allow Lovie Smith and Jason Licht to quickly rebuild an entire team.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Leonard Williams Believes He Should Go First Overall
Leonard Williams is rated by RealGM's Jeff Risdon as the top overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

ESPN Has Conflicting Reports On Browns-Titans Trade Talks
The Browns would take Marcus Mariota if they acquire the pick from the Titans.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Sam Bradford Believes Eagles Could Trade Him At Draft
The Eagles acquired Sam Bradford this offseason from the St. Louis Rams, but the team remains connected to a deal for Marcus Mariota.

Eliot Shorr-Parks/Star-Ledger

Hakeem Nicks Signs With Titans
Hakeem Nicks' production has dropped in recent years following a few injury-plagued seasons.

Dan Garafolo/FoxSports

Jets Secretly Worked Out Marcus Mariota At Facility
The Jets, Buccaneers and Titans are the three teams to have worked out Marcus Mariota at both their own practice facility and on Oregon's campus.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Chargers, Titans Haven't Held Philip Rivers' Trade Talks
Philip Rivers could reunite closer to home with Ken Whisenhunt and the Titans.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Titans Like Jameis Winston At No. 2 If Buccaneers Pass
The Titans have done their homework on Jameis Winston, and the team feels he "checks out."

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Chargers Unlikely To Trade Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers is in the final year of his contract, has indicated an unwillingness to engage in contract extension talks and will play out the deal.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Titans Believe Mettenberger Could Become Poor Man's Brady
The Titans own the No. 2 overall pick in the draft and may believe in Zach Mettenberger enough to pass on a quarterback.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Whisenhunt: Marcus Mariota Would Be Day 1 Starter If Selected At No. 2
Ken Whisenhunt believes Marcus Mariota is ready to start from Day 1 in the NFL.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Jimmy Haslam Could Swap Browns' Ownership For Titans
Jimmy Haslam badly wanted to own the Titans in his home state of Tennessee.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

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