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Jerry Jones Compares Titans-Rams Trade To Herschel Walker Deal

Apr 15, 2016 6:41 PM

Jerry Jones compared the Tennessee Titans' trade of the first overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams to the Herschel Walker trade he made after buying the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys traded Walker to the Minnesota Vikings to rebuild their roster.

"I was surprised, but knowing the organization I'm not surprised," Jones said Thursday night, via ESPN.com. "They're really showing their colors. Step out there and go to Los Angeles, and then when you look at how they're setting their sails and it doesn't surprise me at all with what they're looking for in the future. It goes to show you certainly need to be thinking about your moves way in advance of the draft if you're going to go this early. I applaud them. It sounds like they got (what) they wanted.

"Then you've got to look at Tennessee and see all those draft picks. I didn't know Herschel Walker was still around."

Jones' Herschel Walker trade comment is the most interesting aspect of his take.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans

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Rams Acquire First Overall Pick From Titans

Apr 14, 2016 10:40 AM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to trade the first overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams.

Tennessee will send the top selection along with its fourth- (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) picks this year to the Rams in exchange for Los Angeles' first-round pick (No. 15), two second-round selections (Nos. 43 and 45) and a third-round pick (No. 76) in 2016. The Titans also will get the Rams' first- and third-round picks in 2017.

The Rams can now select the quarterback of their choice as they relocate to Los Angeles, likely Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.

"Our philosophy has always been to build through the draft," Rams general manager Les Snead said in a statement. "This trade is a reflection of that goal and [owner Stan] Kroenke's dedication to assembling a winning team on the field."

The Rams and Titans agreed upon the trade on Wednesday night, but agreed to withhold leaking it to the media until Thursday to not interfere with Kobe Bryant's final game. 

"Kobe deserved his night. There was no reason for this trade to be announced on his night,” said a Rams' official.

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Tags: Los Angeles, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Titans Want 'King's Ransom' For Top Overall Oick

Mar 20, 2016 12:50 AM

The Tennessee Titans own the top overall pick and will have a high asking price to trade down.

The Titans are widely projected to take Laremy Tunsil with the first overall pick.

"There is a group of players that are at the top of the draft, that, you don't want to move back too far cause you can miss out on one of those guys, and if you do move back that far you want to make sure that you have a king's ransom, for lack of a better term, to move that far," GM Jon Robinson said, according to ESPN. "I would say that for us to move out of that pick, it's going to take a substantial amount of picks to do that."

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Titans Trade For DeMarco Murray

Mar 7, 2016 7:07 PM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to trade for DeMarco Murray with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Murray signed with the Eagles last offseason after Chip Kelly traded LeSean McCoy away to the Buffalo Bills.

During the 2014 season, Murray rushed for 1,845 yards with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Polian: Peyton Manning Qualified To Immediately Become NFL GM

Feb 10, 2016 8:31 PM

Bill Polian believes Peyton Manning is qualified to immediately become an NFL general manager.

"I believe he could very quickly fill the role that John Elway fills with the Broncos," Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian told SiriusXM NFL Radio, per coachingsearch.com. "The reason I say that is, during our 14 years together in Indianapolis, he would often discuss with me prospects coming out in the draft, SEC players he'd seen, players he'd seen in other parts of the country. He pays close attention to the rosters of the other players in the league, with specific attention to the AFC."

Said Polian: "He knew the strengths and weaknesses of every player on every defense in the AFC and many on offense, because he met them and got to know them at the Pro Bowl and soaked up information. He is a football nerd, as am I. He's more than prepared to do that job."

The Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns have been linked to working with Manning once he retires.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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Mike Mularkey Hired By Titans As Head Coach

Jan 17, 2016 2:44 AM

The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Mularkey as head coach.

Mularkey finished out the season as interim head coach for Ken Whisenhunt.

"I am honored to be named the head coach of the Titans," Mularkey said in a statement released by the team. "I will give all that I have to make this team successful and our city and fans proud.

"The last two months of the season were extremely valuable in order to understand our personnel and instill some of our values and standard of play, so we won't be starting from scratch. With that as a basis, we will now be installing some new systems and bringing in new coaches and players to build on what we have started. There is plenty of work to be done until we reach our goal, but we will all work tirelessly to get us there."

Mularkey coached the Buffalo Bills in 2004-05, posting 9-7 and 5-11 records. He coached the 2012 Jacksonville Jaguars to a 2-14 mark before coming to the Titans as the tight ends coach.

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Titans Hire Jon Robinson As General Manager

Jan 14, 2016 11:48 AM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to hire Jon Robinson as general manager.

Robinson has been director of college scouting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2009. 

Robinson initially joined the NFL in 2002 with the New England Patriots.

The Titans have yet to hire a head coach.

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Ken Whisenhunt Hired By Chargers As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 13, 2016 3:35 PM

Ken Whisenhunt will return to the San Diego Chargers as offensive coordinator.

Whisenhunt had the same job in 2013 before being hired by the Tennessee Titans as head coach.

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.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Giants, 49ers, Browns, Titans Interested In Chip Kelly
The Giants would offer Chip Kelly the opportunity to remain in the NFC East.

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Titans Part Ways With Ruston Webster
The Titans have a 5-27 record over the past two seasons.

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Titans, Browns, Chargers Own Top-3 Picks In 2016 NFL Draft
The Titans will own the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft one season after drafting second overall.

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Chip Kelly Wants To Remain In NFL
The Titans have already been linked to Chip Kelly, which would represent an opportunity for him to reunite with Marcus Mariota.

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Marcus Mariota May Miss Remainder Of Season With Knee Injury
Marcus Mariota missed time earlier this season with a knee issue and injured it in Week 15.

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Titans, Browns, Chargers In Three-Team Race For First Overall Pick
The first tiebreaker for the draft order is strength of schedule.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Jeff Fisher Had Jay Cutler Ahead Vince Young In 2006
The Titans selected Vince Young with the third overall pick while Jay Cutler fell to 11th.

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

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Marcus Mariota Out For 2nd Straight Week
Zach Mettenberger will start in place of Marcus Mariota.

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Whisenhunt: Hit On Mariota Was 'B.S. Football'
Olivier Vernon crept up behind Marcus Mariota after a pass and went in quite low on him.

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David Fluellen Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Titans
David Fluellen has agreed upon a two-year deal with the Titans.

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Marcus Mariota Signs Rookie Contract With Titans
Marcus Mariota was the final remaining unsigned first round pick.

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Justin Hunter Charged With Felony Assault
Justin Hunter became a suspect after a victim was taken to a hospital with injuries suffered during the incident.

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Titans Refuse To Budge On Offset Clause In Marcus Mariota's Contract
If the Titans give Marcus Mariota a contract without offset language, that would allow him to "double dip" and receive payment from another team.

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Haynesworth: You Have To Become Insane To Survive In NFL
Albert Haynesworth wrote an open letter talking to the 14-year-old version of himself for The Players Tribune.

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Erroneous Report About Surfing Clause In Mariota's Contract Surfaces
There's a report that Marcus Mariota and the Titans have stalled on their contract talks because there is a clause preventing him from surfing.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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.

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