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NFL Week 12 early inactives: Darius Leonard, Vita Vea will play

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Colts are trying to keep their recent hot streak going against the Buccaneers on Sunday and they’ll do it with the help of two key players who were listed as questionable. [more]

Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies at 75

Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp died Saturday. He was 75. Culp announced two weeks ago he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Curley Culp,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “He was a wonderful man of [more]

Titans put A.J. Brown on injured reserve

The Titans’ injured reserve list is getting crowded. Tennessee wide receiver A.J. Brown is the latest player to go on injured reserve, meaning he’s out for at least three weeks. He joins Julio Jones and Derrick Henry, among others, as Titans players currently on IR. Brown leads the Titans with 46 catches for 615 yards [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry questionable for Patriots

Sunday will be a reunion with the Titans for Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith, but the Patriots are waiting to say if he will be playing or watching the game between the two AFC teams. Smith, who left the Titans for the Patriots as a free agent, is listed as questionable to play because of [more]

A.J. Brown among Titans out for Sunday’s matchup with Patriots

Injuries continue to impact the Titans, especially on offense. With running back Derrick Henry and receiver Julio Jones already on injured reserve, receiver A.J. Brown will miss Sunday’s game against the Patriots with a chest injury. Brown did not practice all week after suffering the injury in last week’s loss to the Texans. Brown has [more]

Titans sign DeShone Kizer to their practice squad

With backup Logan Woodside presumably out this week on the COVID-19 list, the Titans have made a move to solidify their quarterbacks heading into Sunday’s game against New England. Tennessee announced that the team has signed DeShone Kizer to its practice squad on Friday. Kizer has previously spent plenty of time with the Titans. He [more]

Mike Vrabel sees similarities between 2021 Patriots and 2001 Patriots

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has downplayed the personal angle to Sunday’s game about the Patriots, but his ties to New England are too strong to totally ignore in the days leading up to the game. Vrabel joined the Patriots in 2001 when they turned to a young quarterback and worked their way to a [more]

Titans place Logan Woodside on COVID-19 reserve list

The Titans will likely have to alter their backup quarterback plans for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The team announced on Wednesday that quarterback Logan Woodside has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. If vaccinated, he can return after two negative tests taken 24 hours apart but most players who have landed on the [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Jonnu Smith doesn’t worry about his role, feels “thankful” he’s in the position he is

When tight end Jonnu Smith signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Patriots in the offseason, most of the focus was on the impact he’d make in the passing game. Smith was coming off career highs across the board — 41 catches for 448 yards and eight touchdowns — as a receiver in 2020, [more]

Titans waive Adrian Peterson, sign Golden Tate to practice squad

The Adrian Peterson era in Tennessee lasted just three games. The Titans announced on Tuesday that they’ve waived Peterson after gaining 82 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown. He also caught four passes for eight yards. Peterson had his most productive game for Tennessee on Sunday, when he took nine carries for 40 yards. [more]

Titans sign Dontrell Hilliard to 53-man roster

The Titans are bringing some depth at running back to their 53-man roster. Tennessee has signed Dontrell Hilliard off its own practice squad, according to agent David Canter. Hilliard joined the Titans’ practice squad on Oct. 27. He’s been elevated to the gameday roster twice, which meant he had to receive a promotion to the [more]

Week 12 AFC playoff picture: Here come the Patriots

Eleven weeks of the 2021 NFL season are in the books and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus with Thanksgiving a few days away The Titans remain on top of the conference, but a Week 11 loss to the Texans has dropped them closer to the competition and they could be off [more]

Titans moving on to “huge challenge” against Patriots

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel wasn’t on the Patriots when Bill Belichick proclaimed the team was “on to Cincinnati” after a 2014 loss to the Chiefs, but he spent enough time playing for Belichick to have absorbed the need to flush a bad loss. The Titans had a very bad one against the Texans on [more]

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