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NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Bishop Sankey would be "well down the list" in this year's draft-eligible running back class.

The Titans made Sankey the first running back drafted last May. This year, he would be a fringe top-ten prospect in a running back class rich with talent. Titans COO Tommy Smith recently stated Tennessee will attempt to build a "smashmouth" team moving forward. A finesse runner with no real tackle-breaking ability, Sankey would fit that philosophy poorly.
Mar 4 - 2:19 PM

Titans claimed DE/OLB Jonathan Massaquoi off waivers from the Falcons.

A 2012 fifth-rounder, Massaquoi notched six sacks across 31 games the past two seasons. He'll try to make the Titans as a situational pass rusher.
Mar 3 - 5:37 PM

Falcons waived DE Jonathan Massaquoi.

It saves Atlanta just $660,000. A 2012 fifth-round pick, Massaquoi made seven starts and had six sacks over the last two seasons as a situational pass rusher. The Falcons also cut ties with WR Harry Douglas and LG Justin Blalock, creating $11.7 million in salary-cap space.
Feb 27 - 5:42 PM

Titans LT Michael Roos announced his retirement from the NFL.

The 41st pick in the 2005 draft, Roos played in the league ten seasons, starting 148 games and earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2008. He never received many accolades, but Roos was a steady, reliable, above-average blindside protector. Instead of heading to the open market as a free agent, Roos is retiring as a member of the only team he's ever known. It was doubtful the Titans would have re-signed Roos had he kept playing. 2014 first-round pick Taylor Lewan is now locked in at left tackle. Right tackle remains a need.
Feb 26 - 12:11 PM

Titans FS Michael Griffin recently underwent knee surgery.

The exact nature of the procedure is unknown, though it's likely of the clean-up variety. The operation was delayed because Griffin was already recovering from shoulder surgery, and couldn't use crutches. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has hinted Griffin could miss the Titans' entire offseason program. Recovering from two surgeries, Griffin is due to count $8.1 million against the cap after struggling in 2014. Cutting him loose would clear $4.5 million in space.
Feb 24 - 2:22 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Justin Hunter (lacerated spleen) hasn't had any setbacks.

Hunter's late-season spleen injury cost him the final four games, but was never a long-term concern. He should be cleared for the start of the Titans' offseason program. Despite coming off a disappointing 28/498/3 line, Hunter has potential for a third-year leap.
Feb 21 - 7:07 PM

Titans LT Taylor Lewan said his ankle is 100 percent healthy.

Lewan missed the final five games of the season with a high ankle sprain. He says he is now able to do everything on the ankle, and he should be good to go for the Titans' offseason program. With Michael Roos an unrestricted free agent, Lewan should open 2015 as the starting left tackle in Tennessee.
Feb 21 - 12:55 PM

Zach Mettenberger said his shoulder is 100 percent healthy.

Mettenberger missed the final three games of the season with a separated AC joint. He has already begun throwing and should be good to go for the entire offseason program. With Tennessee unlikely to select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick, Mettenberger is the favorite to open 2015 as the Titans' starter.
Feb 21 - 12:49 PM

The Titans have reportedly made re-signing free agent OLB Derrick Morgan a "priority."

It would be a rare smart move by the Titans, who need to keep their good young players. (They don't have many.) Morgan isn't a difference-making pass rusher, but he's a good one, and plays solid run defense. He also just turned 26 years old. 2015 would be Morgan's second year in the Titans' 3-4 scheme.
Feb 20 - 2:22 PM

At the Combine Wednesday, GM Ruston Webster stopped short of committing to Zach Mettenberger as the Titans' 2015 starter.

Webster said "we like the player, we like Zach," but stated the Titans are "not committing to anything now." Armed with the No. 2 overall pick, the Titans have no incentive to show their hand before the draft. Their roster is the weakest in football and they should be hoping to trade down. All indications out of Nashville are that the Titans plan to start Mettenberger in 2015.
Feb 18 - 12:20 PM

The Nashville Tennessean reiterates that "early indications" are the Titans will stick with Zach Mettenberger as their 2015 quarterback and bypass signal callers at the top of May's draft.

This move would set up Tennessee to select USC DL Leonard Williams with the No. 2 overall pick. Mettenberger flashed a big arm and pocket composure as a rookie, but is athletically challenged and erratic enough that emerging as more than a low-end starter seems unlikely. With the Buccaneers expected to draft Jameis Winston at No. 1, it's also possible the Titans simply aren't enthralled with Oregon's Marcus Mariota.
Feb 15 - 5:13 PM

TitanInsider's Terry McCormick expects free agent edge rusher Derrick Morgan to test the open market.

McCormick doesn't see Morgan as an ideal fit in the Titans' 3-4 defense, even though he had a successful season in the system this past year, racking up 63 tackles and 6.5 sacks while grading out as PFF's 8th-ranked 3-4 outside 'backer. Prior to 2014, Morgan had been a hand-in-the-dirt base 4-3 end in college and the NFL. He has scheme-versatility, but look for 4-3 teams to come after Morgan.
Feb 11 - 2:01 PM

NJ.com's Mark Eckel passes along a rumor that the Eagles have interest in free agent Jake Locker.

Eckel's source is an agent who doesn't rep Locker, so take this with a grain of salt. Locker would be a cheap option in Chip Kelly's offense, which has lacked true dual-threat quarterbacking through two years at the NFL level. Locker could also be viewed as a short-term stopgap starter in the event Philly moves on from Nick Foles and brings along a rookie QB slowly.
Source: NJ.com
Feb 6 - 2:40 PM

Titans promoted TEs coach Mike Mularkey to assistant head coach/offense.

Mularkey will apparently coordinate the Titans' running game. It's a college setup, one that undermines OC Jason Michael. The promotion likely comes as a result of the interest Mularkey drew as a potential offensive coordinator from the Bears and Bucs. We'd be stunned if it had any effect whatsoever on the Titans' undermanned offense.
Feb 5 - 1:38 PM

Shonn Greene has pled guilty to "failure to exercise due care" and "parking in a handicap spot" in his October driving case.

Greene had originally also been charged with resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license after he attempted an ill-fated escape from his illegal park in a handicap spot. Going on 30, Greene is due $3.25 million for 2015 after a woefully ineffective 2014. He'll almost certainly be cut. This being the Titans, they're unlikely to put the savings to good use.
Feb 5 - 1:30 PM


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