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Marcus Mariota practices again, Titans “hopeful” he can play

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota got a third straight day of work in Friday, and even though it was limited, they’re optimistic he can return to the lineup Monday against the Colts. Via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Mariota continues to improve from the hamstring injury which kept him out [more]

Rishard Matthews tweets he’s done if NFL makes national anthem rule

Titans receiver Rishard Matthews threatened to quit if the NFL makes it mandatory to stand for the national anthem. Owners are expected to discuss the issue next week. Matthews answered a tweet that asked: “If NFL makes new rule on anthem will you still stay in locker room and face the fine/penalty?” He tweeted, “No [more]

Marcus Mariota “absolutely” hopes to play Monday

Marcus Mariota did more Wednesday than he did last week, according to Titans coach Mike Mularkey. The quarterback said he “absolutely” hopes to play Monday. “I’m just going to kind of take it day by day, see how I feel,” Mariota said, via Paul Kuharsky of “Hopefully toward the end of the week, I [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Andrew Luck won’t play against Titans

The Colts got quarterback Andrew Luck back at practice last week, but he’s not quite ready to take the next step and return to game action. Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced on Monday that Luck will not play against the Titans next Monday night. Jacoby Brissett will make his fifth start of the season for [more]

Mike Mularkey: Marcus Mariota is day-to-day, may be back this week

Titans coach Mike Mularkey says Marcus Mariota may be back at quarterback when the Titans take the field a week from tonight against the Colts. Asked about an NFL Network report that Mariota was out 2-4 weeks, Mularkey said it may be a quicker recovery than that. “You can listen to NFL Network or you [more]

Dolphins can’t really move the ball, but win anyway

The Dolphins didn’t have to do much with the ball. Which is a good thing, since they weren’t able to. The Dolphins got a 16-10 win over the Titans in its hurricane-delayed home opener, but it was far from easy, even though they were playing against Titans backup quarterback Matt Cassel. The Dolphins managed just [more]

Dolphins lead Titans, but neither team can play offense

The Titans and Dolphins avoided Colin Kaepernick, ostensibly because other quarterbacks fit their offenses better. It’s a good thing these guys are so knowledgeable. Two alleged professional offenses have combined for 142 yards at halftime, and only a defensive score by the Dolphins hvae kept this from being more effective than Ambien. Matt Cassel, playing [more]

Dolphins out to what could be a decisive lead on Titans

The Dolphins kicked a field goal. This might not be such a big deal if it didn’t double their first-half scoring output for the season. With a 3-0 lead over the Matt Cassel-led Titans, the Dolphins were off to a good start. Considering they had only scored three points in the first half all season, [more]

Week Five early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Bills at Bengals Bills: LB Ramon Humber, WR Jordan Matthews, G John Miller, T Conor McDermott, [more]

DeMarco Murray donates $50,000 to Las Vegas police, victims

Las Vegas native and Titans running back DeMarco Murray was affected even more deeply than most by last Sunday’s senseless horror in his hometown. He has decided to do something about it. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, Murray has donated $25,000 to the Las Vegas Police Department and another $25,000 to the families of the [more]

Reports: Titans preparing to start Matt Cassel

A final decision has not been made, but it looks like Marcus Mariota will be sitting out Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. According to multiple reports, the Titans are preparing to go with Matt Cassel in Miami. Mariota was pulled from last Sunday’s game against the Texans after injuring his hamstring and was a limited [more]

Week Five injury report roundup

Week Five kicked off on Thursday with a Patriots win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Marcus Mariota wants to play, will be a game-time decision

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota wants to play this weekend, but his coach wants to wait to make that determination. Via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, Mariota said Friday he wants to play Sunday against the the Dolphins, but it will depend on his rehab from a hamstring injury. Mariota had to leave last [more]

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