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Zach Mettenberger Out For Season With AC Joint Separation

Dec 8, 2014 2:44 PM

Zach Mettenberger has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an AC joint separation.

The injury was diagnosed following an MRI.

Mettenberger had an 83.4 passer rating in seven games for the Tennessee Titans.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Injury

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Titans To Overhaul Roster In Offseason

Dec 4, 2014 4:02 PM

The Tennessee Titans' roster will look much different next season.

"The roster is going to look a lot different next year," CEO Tommy Smith said, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. "Players need to be playing to the best of their abilities right now, and that will determine their future. There may be some players whose contracts might be up, but that doesn't mean they're not going to be here. There may be some players with multiyear contracts, but that doesn't mean they're going to be here."

Said Smith: "I can assure you this: I am committed to making this thing right. And we are going to build a team that this town and the fans can be proud of. I am going to build an organization and a team that is going to be known for winning, not losing. People will say, 'How can you say that with a 2-10 team?' I know there is a lot of work to do. It's taking longer than I hoped. But this thing is going to get fixed."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Justin Hunter Remains In Hospital With Lacerated Spleen

Dec 1, 2014 2:25 PM

Justin Hunter will remain in a hospital in Houston and is expected to be released in the next day or so as he continues to be monitored while being treated for a lacerated spleen.

Hunter was hit hard by Danieal Manning on an interception early in the game and returned but ultimately left and taken to the hospital.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Injury

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Texans, Titans Interested In Brian Hoyer

Nov 16, 2014 12:14 PM

The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans have interest in Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer will be a free agent this offseason and the Cleveland Browns have been in wait-and-see mode on his long-term future.

The Browns drafted Johnny Manziel in the first round, but Hoyer has clearly been the better quarterback this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Zach Mettenberger Encouraged By Titans To Cut Hair, Trim Mustache

Oct 28, 2014 11:19 AM

Zach Mettenberger was encouraged by the Tennessee Titans to get a haircut and mustache trim before his start on Sunday.

Ken Whisenhunt told reporters on Monday that the haircut was not "a decision he made on his own," per Titan Insider.

Fans and media had fun with Mettenberger's wild hair and mustache when he was named the starter last week.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Rob Bironas Tried To Run Woman Off Road Before Accident

Sep 23, 2014 12:11 AM

Rob Bironas allegedly tried to run a woman off the road just moments after his fatal accident.

Bironas lost control of the SUV he was driving while traveling at a high rate of speed Saturday night on Battery Lane, according to Metro police. The vehicle went off the road and hit several trees before landing upside down in a drainage culvert.

"He is dangerous, he is drunk or something. He tried to start a fight with us,'' said a woman on a 911 call. "My husband ran down there to see what is going on. I just want to tell the police there is something wrong with him. He is dangerous, he is drunk or he is on drugs. There is something wrong with him. He gave us a mean look. We don't even know him, and he tried to run us off the road."

Jim Wyatt/Tennessean

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Rob Bironas Passes Away In Car Accident

Sep 21, 2014 10:55 AM

Rob Bironas has died in a car accident Saturday night near his home in Nashville.

Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

Bironas was a placekicker for the Tennessee Titans for nine seasons before his release in March.

Bironas was the fourth most-accurate kicker in NFL history, connecting on 85.7 percent of his kicks (239 of 279). 

Bironas married Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Terry Bradshaw, in June.



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Jurrell Casey Signs Four-Year, $36M Extension With Titans

Aug 28, 2014 11:23 AM

Jurrell Casey has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Tennessee Titans that keeps him under contract through 2018.

"We are excited to come to an agreement on an extension with Jurrell," general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement. "This is something Jurrell has earned not only with his play on the field but his work ethic as well. We appreciate Jurrell's professionalism through this process and look forward to many good years to come."

Casey's agent Drew Rosenhaus told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that it's a four-year deal worth $36 million with $20.5 million guaranteed.

The defensive tackle was a Pro Bowl-snub last season after a 10.5-sack year with 55 tackles. As an under-the-radar beast, Casey epitomized an underrated Titans defensive unit in 2013.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers

Aug 27, 2014 12:26 PM

Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Pete Carroll and Sean Payton are ranked second and third and are also in their first tier.

"The most important thing to me is the ability to control the offense, the defense and the special teams," a GM said in describing the ideal coach. "You can change and you can coach multiple things and you have the ability to teach almost every position group. Then you can lose any coach you want and replace from within because the head coach is the talent. Belichick is the ultimate model of that."


Belichick commmanded a 1 vote on 28 of 30 ballots.

In Tier 2 are Andy Reid at No. 4, Tom Coughlin at No. 5, Mike McCarthy and Mike Tomlin at No. 6, Jim Harbaugh at No. 8, John Harbaugh at No. 9, John Fox at No. 10 , Jeff Fisher at No. 11, Chip Kelly at No. 12, Bruce Arians at No. 13, Lovie Smith at No. 14 and Mavin Lewis at No. 15.

Tier 3 is led by Chuck Pagano At No. 16, followed by Rex Ryan (17), Mike Smith (18), Gus Bradley (19), Ken Whisenhunt (20), Mike McCoy (20), Marc Trestman (22) and Ron Rivera (23).

Tier 4 features Mike Zimmer (24), Jay Gruden (25), Bill O'Brien (26), Jim Caldwell (27), Doug Marrone (28), Joe Philbin (29), Jason Garrett (30), Mike Pettine (31) and Bruce Allen (32).

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Titans Become Last Team To Sign 1st Round Pick For 2nd Straight Season

Jul 23, 2014 2:05 PM

The Cleveland Browns have signed Justin Gilbert to his rookie contract, which leaves Taylor Lewan of the Tennessee Titans as the final unsigned pick in the NFL.

Slotted rookie contracts in the NFL's new CBA have stopped lengthy holdouts.

The Titans also were the final team to sign their first round pick last year in Chance Warmarck.

Darin Ganatt/ProFootballTalk

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Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

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2014 NFL Draft: Complete First Round
Teddy Bridgewater was a candidate to go first overall to the Texans back in January, but they instead went with Jadeveon Clowny and the QB was selected by the Vikings at No. 32.

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Buccaneers Interested In Trading Mike Glennon For 2nd Round Pick
The Titans, Cardinals, Patriots and Bears are potential landing spots for Mike Glennon.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Zach Mettenberger To Work Out For Titans
During his pro day on April 10, Zach Mettenberger threw nearly 125 passes and made every throw while wearing a helmet and shoulder pads.


Seahawks To Host Packers To Launch 2014 NFL Season
The Seahawks will play the Packers to open up the NFL season.

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Kamerion Wimbley Agrees To Restructured Deal With Titans
Kamerion Wimbley was scheduled to make $9 million in 2014 and instead will take a three-year, $9 million deal.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Titans Release Chris Johnson; Cowboys, Giants Jets Could Pursue
Chris Johnson averaged 3.9 yards per carry in 2013, the worst mark of his career.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kenny Britt Agrees To $1.4M Deal With Rams
Jeff Fisher was with the Titans when Kenny Britt was drafted.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Titans Unlikely To Pick Up Option On Jake Locker
The Titans could consider giving Jake Locker a new contract after the 2014 season, but they clearly don't trust him enough to pick up his option now.

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Jets Interested In Chris Johnson
The Titans are hoping to be able to trade Chris Johnson before being forced to release him.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Titans Receiving Trade Interest In Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million in 2014 and would be released if the Titans are unable to trade him.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Michael Oher Signs Four-Year, $20M Deal With Titans
Michael Oher will receive $9.5 million in guarantees.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Chris Johnson Willing To Redo Contract In Trade
Chris Johnson is unwilling to take a pay cut on his $8 million salary to remain with the Titans.

Mike Garafolo/Fox Sports (via Music City Miracles)

Titans Agree To $12M Deal With Dexter McCluster
Dexter McCluster will receive $4.5 million in guarantees.

Jim Wyatt/Tennessean

D'Qwell Jackson Schedules Visits With Broncos, Titans
D'Qwell Jackson has scheduled visits with the Broncos and Titans.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Dri Archer Nearly Beats Chris Johnson's 40 Record
Dri Archer predicted before his combine workout that he would break Chris Johnson's record.


Whisenhunt Excited To Evaluate Jake Locker
Jake Locker's future with the Titans is uncertain, but Ken Whisenhunt is optimistic about his chances in proving he can be a franchise quarterback.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Titans Don't Plan On Using Tag On Alterraun Verner
The Titans would like to re-sign Alterraun Verner, who was ranked as the 12th best cornerback in the NFL by Pro Football Focus.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Seahawks, Broncos, 49ers Listed As Early Super Bowl XLIX Favorites
The Las Vegas Hilton has posted its early odds for Super Bowl XLIX, which will take place in Arizona in 2015.

David Fucillo/Niners Nation

Chris Johnson To Undergo Surgery For First Time In Career
Chris Johnson has missed just one game in six seasons, but his production has fallen off.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com