Tennessee Titans Wiretap

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

Aug 5, 2016 3:23 PM

Mike Mularkey says he's not seeing enough from Tennessee Titans rookie Derrick Henry.

"I will say this about Derrick: I don't think he's a fast starter," Mularkey said. "I've got to talk to him about that tempo period because we've got a bunch of guys up front that are creating things for him and he's not hitting it like I'd like to see him hit it, [like he is] later in the practice.

"I hope that's not the case in games. We need him to be full strength. As soon as we call his number, he needs to hit things better."

The Titans drafted Henry with the 45th overall pick in this spring's draft.

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Andre Johnson Signs With Titans

Jul 29, 2016 3:58 PM

Andre Johnson has agreed to sign with the Tennessee Titans.

Johnson has 1,053 catches for 14,100 yards and 68 touchdowns. He ranks eighth in NFL history with receptions and ninth in yards receiving, leading active players in those categories.

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

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Marcus Mariota Willing To Hand Ball Off 40 Times If Titans Win

Jun 28, 2016 4:00 PM

Marcus Mariota is willing to hand the ball off as many times as the Tennessee Titans wish if it means the team has a better chance to win.

The Titans traded for DeMarco Murray and drafted 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.

"I told Coach Mike (Mularkey) that I'll hand the ball off 40 times a game if we win games," Mariota said. "That's what's important to me, to giving us an opportunity to win. Having those two workhorses back there should help us out."

The Daily Press

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DeMarco Murray Excited To Run Downhill With Titans

Jun 23, 2016 9:13 AM

DeMarco Murray believes he'll fare better with the Tennessee Titans than he did with the Philadelphia Eagles because of how they'll use him.

Murray told Jim Rome that Tennessee is asking him take the handoff and run straight ahead, which is what he does best.

"It's strictly downhill and that's what I've been accustomed to my entire life. Nothing against last year or what happened, it just didn't work out, but I'm very excited about this upcoming season and looking forward to it," Murray said.

Murray was a bad fit in Chip Kelly's offense, but he's only 28 years old.

"It's hard to look back, but it was a great season two years ago and it definitely was a tough one last year," Murray said. "But I think from both seasons, I took some positives things from it and learned and appreciated the game more and appreciated the time you have to play the sport. Obviously it was tough last year, and I'm just looking for a huge back bounce year this year."

The Jim Rome Show

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Peyton Manning Nearly Signed With Titans In 2012

May 29, 2016 1:10 PM

Peyton Manning talked about how he nearly signed with the Tennessee Titans in 2012.

Manning signed with the Denver Broncos and also considered the Titans and San Francisco 49ers.

"I was pretty close," Manning said.

"I was hoping we would win out," the late Titans' owner Bud Adams said at the time. "I thought we'd be ahead of Denver. I thought he'd want to stay in Tennessee."

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Buccaneers Had Winston 1A, Mariota 1B In 2015

May 22, 2016 4:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled to make a decision between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Tennessee Titans' general manager Jon Robinson was with the Buccaneers during that draft decision.

"I mean it was a tough decision in Tampa for us last year," Robinson told Jim Rome. "I was heavily involved in that process, and it really wasn't a 1-2, it was more of a 1a -- 1b, where we really couldn't go wrong with either player."

Robinson became sold on Mariota well before the 2015 draft.

"You notice good football players on the road when you're scouting, and he was a guy that had a quiet confidence about him that distributed the football well, that had a unique balance of arm talent and athleticism and just thought he was going to be a really good football player," Robinson said.

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Chargers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers

May 17, 2016 6:16 PM

The San Diego Chargers have claimed Zach Mettenberger off waivers.

Mettenberger was waived this week by the Tennessee Titans.

The Chargers held the No. 2 waiver wire priority behind the Cleveland Browns and reunite Mettenberger with Ken Whisenhunt.

Mettenberger offers prototypical pocket quarterback size, a big arm and a willingness to squeeze the ball into tight spaces. Mettenberger has a QBR of just 16.5 over the past two seasons.

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

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

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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.

NFL.com

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

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

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.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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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