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Colin McCarthy | Linebacker

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 243
College: Miami (FL)
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Titans coach Mike Munchak expects Colin McCarthy to be limited to a reserve linebacker role and special teams this season.
McCarthy was a starter and team captain in 2012, but fell behind Moise Fokou in training camp due to a hamstring injury. "He has to work his way back to where we feel he can do all the things he needs to do on an everyday basis," Munchak said. "Right now he is not where he needs to be to be an every down guy." The Titans have "no plans" to replace Fokou any time soon. Even when he gets fully healthy, McCarthy isn't expected to regain his starting job. Tue, Sep 3, 2013 07:51:00 PM

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Titans LB Colin McCarthy (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday.

McCarthy had been sidelined three weeks. He won't suit up for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Falcons. McCarthy's return is too late for his starting chances, as he was officially overtaken by journeyman Moise Fokou earlier this week.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Coach Mike Munchak confirmed Sunday that Moise Fokou has won the Titans' starting middle linebacker job over Colin McCarthy.

On McCarthy's only practice of training camp, he pulled his hamstring. He has not returned, while Fokou has handled starting reps since OTAs. "I don't know what's gonna go on with Colin," Munchak said. "Right now, (Fokou) would be our starter. I don't know if Colin will be practicing this week, and next week. ... (Fokou) is the best linebacker that's lined up and practiced everyday."
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy (hamstring) is expected to miss at least one more week.

The oft-injured McCarthy is doing himself no favors on the training table. Moise Fokou started at middle linebacker in the Titans' preseason opener and played well. However, coach Mike Munchak said McCarthy remains very much a contender to win the job. Trust McCarthy in IDP leagues at your own peril.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 11:47:00 AM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy will miss Tennessee's preseason opener with a right hamstring injury.

McCarthy has been plagued by injuries dating back deep into last season. The Titans expect him to return "in a week," but this will get Moise Fokou back running with the first-team defense. McCarthy's IDP reliability is very shaky.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy has resumed practicing with the first-team defense.

Coming off an injury-plagued 2012, it took McCarthy a week to overcome journeyman Moise Fokou. "He’s done well I think toward these last 4-5 days of OTAs and the minicamp," coach Mike Munchak said. "He just looks physical. He looks bigger, stronger, confident again, just how he was last year at this time."
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 07:26:00 PM

The Titans consider MLB Colin McCarthy 100 percent recovered from last year's ankle injuries and concussion entering camp.

"He’s healthy. He looks good," coach Mike Munchak said. "No concerns there as far as us having to limit him in any way." McCarthy is tentatively expected to hold off journeyman Moise Fokou for the starting middle linebacker spot.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 04:20:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean believes the Titans' middle linebacker job is Colin McCarthy's to lose.

McCarthy ran with the second-team defense this spring, behind free-agent pickup Moise Fokou. The Titans were just trying to ease McCarthy back in, after he admitted he was slow to recover from last season's concussion and ankle injury. There's no reason why McCarthy shouldn't win the job if healthy.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy is now working behind Moise Fokou at OTAs.

Fokou took first-team reps during Friday's practice, while McCarthy ran with the twos. This impending training camp battle is far from settled, but it's a reminder that McCarthy lacks job security after struggling throughout 2012.
Fri, May 31, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy (ankle) says he is at about "80 percent."

McCarthy's 2012 season was marred by a Week 1 ankle injury and a Week 12 concussion. It resulted in him only playing seven games and registering 38 tackles. He expects to be 100 percent for training camp. McCarthy won't be handed the starting job, but there's no reason why he shouldn't win it if healthy.
Wed, May 22, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy underwent ankle surgery earlier this offseason.

Details are scarce, but McCarthy has already resumed running. He's likely just recovering from a routine cleanup procedure, and should be 100 percent well before camp. McCarthy missed time with a high-ankle sprain last season before a concussion knocked him out for the year in Week 12.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Titans placed MLB Colin McCarthy on injured reserve with a concussion, ending his season.

FB Collin Mooney has been promoted from the practice squad. Plagued by a concussion since Week 12 and a high-ankle sprain before that, McCarthy will finish 2012 with just seven appearances and 388 snaps. When he was on the field, he was one of the worst middle linebackers in the league, failing to hold his own against the run. McCarthy was much better during his rookie campaign in 2011, however, and should have the inside track on the Titans' middle linebacker job heading into 2013.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 04:59:00 PM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17 versus the Jaguars.

McCarthy's 2012 season was marred by a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 1, and then by a Week 12 concussion. He played in just seven games, recording 38 tackles and one interception. McCarthy will be an IDP to monitor for the 2013 campaign.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 03:08:00 PM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy (concussion) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Packers.

McCarthy has been down since sustaining his concussion against the Jaguars in Week 12. Backup Tim Shaw, who recorded nine tackles against the Jets Monday night, will head back to the bench.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 10:02:00 AM

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday night versus the Jets.

With the Titans being extra cautious with him, McCarthy hasn't played since suffering the concussion in Week 12. The 24-year-old has played in just seven games this season after being sidelined earlier in the year with an ankle injury. Head coach Mike Munchak is chalking it up to bad luck. Tim Shaw will start in the middle once again this week for Tennessee.
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 02:21:00 PM

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