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Marcus Mariota eager to return to starting role but vows to help Desmond Ridder

Marcus Mariota‘s last start came on Oct. 13, 2019, when he was still with the Titans. He has thrown only 31 passes for 254 yards with a touchdown and an interception since.Mariota signed with the Falcons for a chance to start again. Then, the Falcons used a third-round draft choice to select Desmond Ridder.“For me [more]

Arthur Smith: We’re not asking Marcus Mariota to be Matt Ryan, just to be himself

With Matt Ryan traded to the Colts, the Falcons now have Marcus Mariota as their presumable starting quarterback for 2022.It’s been years since Mariota had a QB1 title, losing that job with the Titans to Ryan Tannehill in 2019. But after spending the last two seasons with the Raiders, he’s been reunited with head coach [more]

Falcons sign Jeremy McNichols

The Falcons have added some depth to their backfield.Atlanta announced on Thursday that the club has signed running back Jeremy McNichols.McNichols has familiarity with head coach Arthur Smith’s offense, as Smith was his offensive coordinator with the Titans in 2020. That season, McNichols had 204 yards on 47 carries with a touchdown.Last year, McNichols became more [more]

Austin Hooper: I’m doing my best to make sure Ryan Tannehill feels comfortable with me

When tight end Jonnu Smith departed the Titans for the Patriots in free agency last year, it left Tennessee without a strong receiving threat at the position.Anthony Firkser finished the season with 34 receptions for 291 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games. Geoff Swaim started 16 games and caught 31 passes for 210 yards [more]

Ryan Tannehill “disappointed” how comments about mentoring Malik Willis were taken

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s comments about the team drafting Malik Willis generated a lot of attention earlier this month and he revisited them when he spoke to reporters from OTAs on Tuesday.Tannehill said earlier this month that he doesn’t think it’s “my job to mentor” Willis before adding that it’s a “great thing” if Willis [more]

D’Onta Foreman hopes to build on last year’s unexpected success

He emerged from the University of Texas after a 2,000-yard season. It took him several seasons in the NFL to begin to reach his potential. Last year, he did.This year, running back D’Onta Foreman will try to parlay his late-season success with the Titans into consistent production for the Panthers.He feared he had run out [more]

Titans agree to terms with fourth-round choice Chig Okonkwo

The Titans have agreed to terms with fourth-round choice Chig Okonkwo.The team made the Maryland tight end the 143rd overall choice.He becomes the seventh member of the Titans’ draft class to reach a deal with the team. Second-round cornerback Roger McCreary and third-round quarterback Malik Willis remain unsigned.The Titans previously signed first-round receiver Treylon Burks, [more]

Jadeveon Clowney returns to the Browns

The Browns once again have three No. 1 overall picks under contract.Per multiple reports, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has agreed to terms with the Browns. It will be his second season in Cleveland.Clowney, the first pick in 2014, joins Myles Garrett, the first pick in 2017, and Baker Mayfield, the first pick in 2018. Mayfield [more]

Titans keep pushing for new, not refurbished, stadium

The Titans continue to press for a new stadium, and they continue to resist the possible refurbishment of their existing home in Nashville.Via the Tennessean, Titans president/CEO Burke Nihill said that a new stadium is the best long-term solution for the team and its current hometown.Nihill presented to the Metro Sports Authority on Thursday an [more]

A.J. Brown says his peace is being threatened because he was traded

Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown released a statement today about unspecified concerns he has related to fan reaction to his trade from the Titans.Apparently referencing a football camp in Tennessee that he has decided to pull out of, Brown said that he was sorry to the kids attempting the camp, but felt he had no [more]

Khari Blasingame could become a big piece of the Bears offense

The new-look Bears have spent plenty of time tearing down their pre-existing roster. However, the building up of it included a below-the-radar acquisition that could become far more conspicuous once the games begin.The Chicago offense could have big plans for fullback Khari Blasingame.“He’s going to be able to do some things for us outside of [more]

Titans sign third-round pick Nicholas Petit-Frere

The Titans have taken care of another one of their 2022 draftees.Tennessee announced on Thursday that the club has agreed to terms with third-round pick Nicholas Petit-Frere.Petit-Frere, an offensive lineman, was the 69th overall selection in this year’s draft. He was a three-year starter at Ohio State, appearing in 35 games with 20 starts. He [more]

Titans, Treylon Burks agree to terms

The Titans’ first-round pick has reached an agreement on his rookie contract.Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks got his deal done today, according to Field Yates of ESPN.It’s a four-year, $14,369,590 fully guaranteed contract with a fifth-year option for the 2026 season that the Titans will need to decide whether to pick up during the 2025 [more]

Jack Crawford announces his retirement

Defensive end Jack Crawford has decided to call it a career.Crawford announced his retirement in a Twitter post on Tuesday. The London native went to Penn State and entered the league as a 2012 fifth-round pick by the Raiders. He spent two seasons with them before moving on for three years in Dallas and three [more]

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