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Jonnu Smith: Return to practice like the first day of Pop Warner

Titans tight end Jonnu Smith wasn’t supposed to be back on the field yet. Crediting “hard work and dedication,” Smith returned Monday. He took a knee and prayed after finishing his first practice since his season-ending knee injury Dec. 6. “It was like the first day of Pop Warner, like I was 5 years old [more]

Derrick Henry returns to Titans practice

Shortly after Titans running back Derrick Henry hurt his calf at the first practice of training camp, there were reports that he’d miss two weeks while recovering. That proved to be an optimistic timetable for his return to action. The Titans held Henry out of practice for three weeks before giving him the green light [more]

Jonnu Smith, Ryan Succop come off Titans PUP list

The Titans got Delanie Walker back in the lineup for last Saturday’s game and Monday saw a positive development for another one of the team’s tight ends. Jonnu Smith has been activated from the physically unable to perform list. Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury last December and has spent the offseason working his way [more]

Titans sign Quart’e Sapp, waive Nigel Harris

The Titans made a change to their linebacking corps on Monday. The team announced the signing of Quart’e Sapp. Nigel Harris was waived with an injury designation in a corresponding move. Sapp tried out for the Titans at their rookie minicamp after going undrafted earlier this year, but did not land a job. He left [more]

Ryan Tannehill knows he’s Marcus Mariota’s backup, period

Becuase Marcus Mariota is entering the last year of his contract, and because he hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations, and because the Titans found a backup quarterback with some degree of starting experience, there are some who want to cast what’s happening in Nashville as an open competition. None of those people are Ryan [more]

Delanie Walker scores touchdown in return to game action

Titans tight end Delanie Walker is back. Walker played only 39 snaps last season, breaking his ankle in the season opener. So even though it was a preseason game, Walker was grateful to play Saturday. “It felt good just to be out there and get that old feeling back,” Walker said, via Jim Wyatt of [more]

Jarrett Stidham turns heads again with 193 passing yards

It’s early, but could the Patriots possibly have drafted another third-day quarterback who turns into a starter? Although no one should overreact to preseason stats or results, Jarrett Stidham has not looked like the stage is too big or the lights too bright. Tom Brady did not play Saturday night. Instead, Brian Hoyer started and [more]

Titans make a change at linebacker

The Titans have swapped out one linebacker for another ahead of Saturday’s preseason game against the Patriots. The new addition to the roster is a local product. Joshua Smith grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and went to college at Vanderbilt. He had 61 tackles, 3.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and a forced fumble during [more]

Tom Brady gave Mike Vrabel a participation trophy of sorts

For eight years, Mike Vrabel stood across the line from Tom Brady in practice. For eight years, the two trash talked. Nothing has changed now that Vrabel is the head coach of the Titans. Before Thursday’s joint practice, Brady awarded Vrabel a small trophy with the score of the Titans’ 34-10 victory over the Patriots [more]

Malcolm Butler is “past” his Super Bowl benching

Malcolm Butler can joke about it now. With Bill Belichick’s team in town for a joint practice, the Titans defensive back revisited his benching in Super Bowl LII while he still was a member of the Patriots. The Patriots mysteriously sat Butler, who played only a single special teams snap against the Eagles despite New [more]

Mike Vrabel: If that’s a fight to you, you’ve never been in a fight

The team website called it a “brawl.” Others watching the Titans-Patriots joint practices called the incident between Stephon Gilmore and A.J. Brown a “little fight” and a “fracas.” Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who helped break it up, disagreed with the word “fight” that started with Gilmore and Brown before Devin McCourty, Jonathan Jones and Corey [more]

Tom Brady on going into coaching: Hell no

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been having a good time with former teammate Mike Vrabel at this week’s joint practices with the Titans and that continued on Thursday. Brady presented Vrabel with a trophy engraved with the score of the Titans’ win over the Patriots last season and said after the session that it wouldn’t [more]

Delanie Walker expects to play this week

Titans tight end Delanie Walker has been among the best at his position, at least when he’s well. He said Thursday he’s ready to get back to that level. Walker told Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website that he expected to play this week against the Patriots. The 35-year-old Walker suffered a broken ankle [more]

Titans and Patriots fight during joint workout

A day ago, Titans coach Mike Vrabel was engaged in some friendly trash talk with former teammate Tom Brady. Today, he had to break up an actual fight. According to Jim Wyatt of the Titans official website, a “brawl” including 15 to 20 players broke out, which Vrabel and Titans General Manager Jon Robinson ran [more]

Report: Taylor Lewan suspension appeal to be heard August 22

Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan now knows exactly when his appeal of a four-game suspension will be heard. According to, Lewan’s appeal will be heard at 11 a.m. CT on August 22. Lewan proactively announced he was facing a potential suspension three weeks ago for testing positive for ostarine, which is a banned [more]

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