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Titans getting closer to calling Marvin?

In the offseason, the Tennessee Titans saw defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth exit to D.C. via free agency, signing a contract carrying more than $40 million in guaranteed money.

The Titans wisely (in our view) decided to spend their money in other ways, devoting a lot less than $40 million guaranteed to lure from the defending Super Bowl champions an underused receiver who has the speed to stretch the field.

But, alas, Nate Washington injured a hamstring in practice on Monday, and he might not be available when the Terrible Towel-hating Titans head to Pittsburgh for the first game of the 2009 season.

Per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Washington won’t play in the final two preseason games.  His status is up in the air for Week One.

“I’ll say it is not season-ending,” coach Jeff Fisher said, which isn’t saying much of anything since hamstring injuries suffered in August rarely are.  “With the information I have right now I haven’t ruled him out for the opener.  I don’t know.”

With Washington on the shelf and wideout Chris Davis cut by the team after being arrested for DUI last week, maybe the Titans will renew the dialogue with Marvin Harrison that Fisher denies ever occurred.

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17 Responses to “Titans getting closer to calling Marvin?”
  1. hayward giablommi says: Aug 25, 2009 9:03 AM

    Marvin has MAYBE one more year left in him, but I still think this would be a smart move.
    They have not had depth at WR for years and while Marvin is surely no snitch, he would probably be able to provide them some inside info as far as Peyton’s various tendencies and shenanigan’s at the line of scrimmage. What is Jeff Fisher waiting for?

  2. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 25, 2009 9:07 AM

    I hate to add to the chorus of people questioning your writing skills, but shouldn’t a players first name be mentioned in an article? I mean, if you say Favre, we know who you’re talking about. There are, however, a lot of NFL players named Washington – would it kill you to write “Nate” one time to identify which one you’re talking about?

  3. Rex Grossman says: Aug 25, 2009 9:20 AM

    DAMN I want the Bears to get him. would be sweetness.

  4. Rex Grossman says: Aug 25, 2009 9:24 AM

    Kevin from Philly says:
    August 25, 2009 9:07 AM
    I hate to add to the chorus of people questioning your writing skills, but shouldn’t a players first name be mentioned in an article? I mean, if you say Favre, we know who you’re talking about. There are, however, a lot of NFL players named Washington – would it kill you to write “Nate” one time to identify which one you’re talking about?
    ===================================
    It’s a blog “Kevin”. Errors occur. Cry about it. Theres lots of Kevins in Philly. Why didn’t you add your last name so I knew which ones ass to kick for being a douche.

  5. tenakeytyrant9 says: Aug 25, 2009 9:25 AM

    actually id look for the titans (my team!) to look at possibly bringing in matt jones..they were really high on him coming out of college and they said if he fell to the 2nd theyd draft him but the jags reached for him. not to mention hes coming off his best season and entering his prime (not that his prime is anything special but its better than where marvin is at this moment)..so who seems more logical? a worn down marvin harrison who may get prison time for shooting then possibly arranging someone else to shoot the man again or matt jones a coke head who appears to be in goodells favor since he was caught cutting up coke by the police and only getting a game (maybe it was 2, nonetheless it was too little) whos coming off a 1,000 yd season and entering his prime? seems like a no brainer to me..what do yall think?

  6. buzmeg says: Aug 25, 2009 9:36 AM

    If Marvin can still run, he would fit in well with the NYG. The Giants have relatively no experience at WR and could use his tutelage.

  7. Hott Rodd says: Aug 25, 2009 9:37 AM

    “devoting a lot less than $40 million guaranteed to lure from the defending Super Bowl champions an underused receiver who has the speed to stretch the field.
    But, alas, Washington injured a hamstring in practice on Monday”
    The entire Redskins team injured their hamstring? Not sure how that relates to the Titans’ cap space, but it is very good to know with Fantasy drafts upcoming.

  8. empty13 says: Aug 25, 2009 9:49 AM

    first, character issues aside. jones has a substance control problem. marv is a thug.
    marvin is old, slowing down and falls down after catching the ball. not a blocker. wont get any better. likely to give you 60 catches for 550 yards at best.
    jones is coming into his own (even tho wideout isnt his natural posn), and can be a beast after catch. small DBs have to be worried about him.
    80+ catches for 1000+ yards.
    i would get jones on a tightly worded contract.

  9. stiller43 says: Aug 25, 2009 10:08 AM

    I love how you’re referring to Nate Washington in the whole article, but never mention his full name. Some people outside of Pittsburgh and/or Tennessee might not know who “Washington” is.
    Isn’t that journalism 101 that you mention the person’s full name, THEN you can refer to them on a last name only basis?

  10. stiller43 says: Aug 25, 2009 10:17 AM

    The Titans wisely (in our view) decided to spend their money in other ways, devoting a lot less than $40 million guaranteed to lure from the defending Super Bowl champions an underused receiver who has the speed to stretch the field.”
    Ah, there it is. You meant to mention his full name but left it out. Nice.
    The Titans wisely (in our view) decided to spend their money in other ways, devoting a lot less than $40 million guaranteed to lure NATE WASHINGTON from the defending Super Bowl champions an underused receiver who has the speed to stretch the field.
    There, fixed it.

  11. Hype says: Aug 25, 2009 10:46 AM

    There are, however, a lot of NFL players named Washington – would it kill you to write “Nate” one time to identify which one you’re talking about?
    Yup..because reading about the Titan leads you to believe that another Washington on that team got hurt..wait..only 1 Washington on the Titans…my bad..you sir..are not very bright.

  12. meezle says: Aug 25, 2009 10:50 AM

    Empty13
    So 20 catches = 450 yard difference?
    Show me a receiver that catches 60 balls for only 550 yards.
    Do you even read what write?

  13. Hott Rodd says: Aug 25, 2009 11:20 AM

    Meezle
    Harrison had 60 for 636 last year, not quite 550, but close.
    Matt Jones had 65 for 761, which averages to 80 for 936, not quite 1000 but once again, close.
    Just sayin..

  14. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 11:54 AM

    “Show me a receiver that catches 60 balls for only 550 yards.”
    Harrison was 60 for 636 last year. Not far off. Jabar Gaffney caught 55 for 492 in ’05.

  15. meezle says: Aug 25, 2009 12:32 PM

    I stand corrected,
    Vox, what on earth would make u look at such an obscure player to prove me wrong?

  16. meezle says: Aug 25, 2009 12:32 PM

    I stand corrected,
    Vox, what on earth would make u look at such an obscure player to prove me wrong?

  17. gameday says: Aug 25, 2009 1:04 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    August 25, 2009 9:03 AM
    Marvin has MAYBE one more year left in him, but I still think this would be a smart move.
    They have not had depth at WR for years and while Marvin is surely no snitch, he would probably be able to provide them some inside info as far as Peyton’s various tendencies and shenanigan’s at the line of scrimmage.”
    *********************************
    LMAO!!!!!!!!
    Yea maybe Marvin is not a snitch, but Kaczur sure is. And Just like Marvin could provide some inside info, Kaczur ALREADY has provided inside info ………to the FEDS.
    CHEATERS, DOPEHEADS, And SNITCHES.
    Stay classy Patriots organization.

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