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Titans offensive coordinator: Corey Davis is a big part of our offense

The Titans did not exercise the fifth-year option on receiver Corey Davis‘ contract. That means Davis is scheduled to become a free agent in 2021. In a contract season, Davis has much to prove. Davis, the fifth overall choice in 2017, has made only 142 receptions for 1,867 yards and six touchdowns in 42 games. [more]

The Simms QB countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Titans may reduce Derrick Henry’s workload, spread the ball around more

Last year Derrick Henry led the NFL with 303 carries and 1,540 rushing yards. This year, those numbers may go down, by design. Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith said it will probably be better for Tennessee’s offense “if more guys are touching the ball,” according to Michael Giardi of NFL Network. Smith said he’s excited [more]

Jim Haslett once coached Mike Vrabel, who now is his boss

Titans assistant Jim Haslett has coached many players during his years he has spent with seven NFL teams. One of those players was Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. So it is obvious why Haslett now is in Tennessee. The inside linebackers coach spoke to beat writers this week, his first news conference since taking the [more]

Mike Vrabel: Common goal is inclusion, diversity, equality, opportunity

The Titans’ statement didn’t say much earlier Tuesday. Coach Mike Vrabel said more later. Vrabel started a Zoom session with beat reporters, making a statement before the defensive coaches talked. He acknowledged a “social blind spot” after listening to Titans players the past two days. “By listening and understanding those thoughts and feelings, how they [more]

Kenny Vaccaro isn’t worried about who will call defensive plays for Titans

Dean Pees retired as the Titans defensive coordinator after the 2019 season and the team has not named anyone else to that position since Pees’ announcement. That suggests head coach Mike Vrabel, who was a defensive coordinator in the past, will have a heavy hand in running the defense this year. Whether that hand will [more]

Adoree’ Jackson has faith in himself, grateful Titans share that faith

The Titans picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback Adoree' Jackson‘s contract. They did not exercise the one on receiver Corey Davis‘ rookie deal. “It’s truly a blessing to be able to have that fifth-year option picked up,” Jackson said on a conference call Friday. “It’s kind of like insurance. They believe in you, have [more]

Taylor Lewan: I owe it to Titans to be a better leader

Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan isn’t getting a chance to work with the team on the field right now, but it doesn’t sound like on-field issues are the most pressing to him right now. Lewan did a conference call with reporters on Thursday and spent a chunk of time talking about leadership. Specifically Lewan talked [more]

NFL closes loophole allowing teams to kill clock with dead-ball penalties

NFL owners approved a handful of rules changes during Thursday’s meeting, including one that will close a loophole that allowed teams to run chunks of time off the clock by intentionally committing dead ball fouls. The Patriots purposely committed fouls to run time before punting in a regular season win against the Jets and their [more]

Titans agree to terms with seventh-rounder Chris Jackson

The Titans have agreed to a contract with another member of their 2020 draft class. The team announced that they’ve agreed to terms with seventh-round defensive back Chris Jackson. They also announced their previously reported agreement with fifth-round defensive lineman Larrell Murchison. Jackson started 48 games at Marshall and saw most of his time at [more]

Logan Woodside welcomes “big opportunity” to win Titans backup QB job

The Titans signed a veteran backup quarterback last offseason and the chance to join the team worked out well for Ryan Tannehill. He re-signed with the team earlier this offseason and former starter Marcus Mariota moved on to the Raiders as a free agent, but they haven’t gone down the veteran road for a backup. [more]

Rules proposals aim to stop teams from using penalties to manipulate the clock

NFL owners are set to vote on a pair of rules proposals that would keep teams from committing penalties in an effort to get a free timeout. One proposal, from the Dolphins, would give the defense the ability to start the game clock after declining an offensive penalty late in either half. That would change [more]

Jeffery Simmons not feeling pressure to replace Jurrell Casey

Defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons says his left knee continues to get stronger more than a year after he tore his ACL while working out ahead of the 2019 draft and that’s a positive for the Titans. The team would likely be looking for more out of Simmons in his second season under any circumstances, but [more]

Jeffery Simmons’ surgically repaired knee continues to get stronger

Jeffery Simmons is 15 months removed from tearing the anterior crucicate ligament in his left knee. He played nine games last season, including seven starts, as a rookie. He expects to be even better this season, because his knee is even better. The defensive lineman has continued to rehab with Titans strength coach Frank Piraino [more]

A.J. Brown motivated by not winning rookie of the year

Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown gave the Titans what they were looking for as a rookie, but it wasn’t enough for him to wind up as the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year. Brown finished third in the voting behind Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Eagles running back Miles Sanders after catching 52 passes for [more]

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