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Marcus Mariota: I’m going to play my best, contract will take care of itself

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is heading into a pivotal year. Nerve issues in his elbow kept him off the field for stretches last season and he’s entering the fifth and final year of his rookie deal without any assurances that he’ll be back in Tennessee in 2020. During an interview with Rob DeMello of KHON [more]

Bucs expected to sign Blaine Gabbert

If you’re a quarterback who was ever drafted in the first round, you will be able to find work long past your expiration date. According to Greg Auman of The Athletic, the Buccaneers are expected to sign Blaine Gabbert, for some reason. Gabbert has the requisite background with coach Bruce Arians, playing for him in [more]

Watching Cameron Wake against Rob Gronkowski sold Mike Vrabel

Rob Gronkowski made life miserable for plenty of defensive players before announcing his retirement as a Patriots tight end on Sunday, but one player can thank Gronkowski for helping him get a job this offseason. Cameron Wake met up with Gronkowski many times during his days as a Dolphins defensive end and watching tape of [more]

Titans coach makes it clear Ryan Tannehill is the backup

Yes, the Titans want quarterback Ryan Tannehill to push Marcus Mariota. That does not mean they think he’s there to replace Mariota. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said the addition of the former Dolphins first-rounder will serve as an important insurance policy but the message should not be misconstrued as it pertains to Mariota’s status. “The [more]

Quinton Spain, Neiko Thorpe visit Bills

The Bills may not be done adding players to their offensive line. The team has signed Ty Nsekhe, Mitch Morse, LaAdrian Waddle, Jon Feliciano and Spencer Long since the end of the 2018 season and they visited with another free agent blocker. Field Yates of ESPN reports that guard Quinton Spain met with the team. [more]

Josh Kline agrees to three-year deal with Vikings

The Vikings have agreed to terms on a three-year, $15.75 million deal with offensive guard Josh Kline, according to multiple reports. Kline gets $7.25 million guaranteed at signing, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. The Titans released Kline earlier this month. The Vikings were desperate for experience at the position after losing Nick Easton to [more]

Cornerback Alterraun Verner announces retirement

Cornerback Alterraun Verner announced his retirement from football in a post on his instagram account on Monday night. “I want to officially announce my retirement from the NFL,” Verner wrote. “I had a great eight-year run. I would not trade my experiences for the world. God has been so good to me while in the [more]

Josh Kline visiting Vikings, other teams this week

Offensive guard Josh Kline indeed is expected to visit the Vikings this week as he currently is “coordinating visits with different teams,” Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. Nick Easton‘s departure for the Saints leaves Minnesota with only one guard under contract for 2019 who has played in a regular-season game. Danny Isidora has [more]

Monday’s PFTOT hits several topics

When PFT Live ends, it doesn’t. Now, Simms and I keep going for another 20-30 minutes or so, talking about things we didn’t get to during PFT Live and/or things we want to get to again. Enter PFTOT, the extra-time effort to delve into four or five or six different subjects. The full post-show show [more]

Cameron Wake thinks Titans are a “match made in heaven”

Since having to fight his way from the CFL to NFL stardom, Cameron Wake is used to being doubted. And being considered too old. Now that the 37-year-old pass-rusher has landed in Tennessee, he’s determined to maintain the productivity he showed for so long with the Dolphins. “I’ve been old since I was 28,” Wake [more]

Ryan Tannehill will “help . . . push . . . compete with” Marcus Mariota

With quarterback Marcus Mariota in the final year of his rookie contract and given that the Titans have yet to decide to make a long-term commitment to the second overall pick in the 2015 overall draft, the Titans need to be thinking about the future of the position. Maybe the future is closer to now [more]

Titans release Blaine Gabbert

The Dolphins are looking for a quarterback. Maybe they can sign Blaine Gabbert. After acquiring Ryan Tannehill in a trade with the Dolphins, the Titans have cut Gabbert. He was under contract through 2019, at a base salary of $1.5 million. The Titans will carry $500,000 in dead cap space under Gabbert’s now-terminated contract. The [more]

Dolphins reportedly will pay $5 million to Ryan Tannehill

As it turns out, it’s the Brock Osweiler Trade Light. The curious ability of the Dolphins to unload quarterback Ryan Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick onto the Titans for a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick was fueled by Miami’s decision to give Tannehill a $5 million parting gift. The Dolphins will [more]

Tannehill takes big pay cut to facilitate trade to Titans

The Dolphins were expected to cut quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but they managed to get something for him — and Tannehill agreed to take a lot less money from the Titans than the Dolphins were slated to pay him. Tannehill gets a guaranteed $7 million from the Titans this season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. [more]

Titans trade for Ryan Tannehill

The Dolphins have yet to add a quarterback to their roster for the 2019 season, but they have now parted ways with their starter from 2018. The agents for Ryan Tannehill announced on Friday afternoon that their client has been traded to the Titans. They also announced that he’s signed a new one-year deal that [more]

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