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Titans SS Bernard Pollard has requested to be released.

Entering the final year of his contract, Pollard is owed $3.1 million in 2015. He was playing at a high level before missing the final 11 games of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon. Pollard reportedly wants to play for a contender. 30-year-old Pollard is three months removed from surgery. The Titans would absorb just $425,000 in dead money by releasing him.
Jan 30 - 7:05 PM

The Titans hope to re-sign OLB Derrick Morgan, who is headed to the open market.

The Titans' 2010 first-rounder, Morgan started all 16 games this season, racking up 63 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 3-4 outside linebacker. That's despite the fact that he spent the first four years of his career at defensive end in Tennessee's old 4-3 defense. That scheme versatility will give Morgan extra value if he indeed reaches free agency.
Jan 22 - 10:17 PM

The Titans have denied the Bears permission to interview TEs coach Mike Mularkey for their offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Mularkey was also blocked from interviewing with the Bucs. It's a blessing in disguise for Chicago, as Mularkey's conservative play-calling would have made him a questionable hire. The Bears are expected to interview ex-49ers DC Vic Fangio and former Raiders coach Dennis Allen for their defensive-coordinator job this weekend.
Jan 17 - 4:56 PM

The Bears have requested permission to interview Titans TEs coach Mike Mularkey for their offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Mularkey is the first offensive coordinator linked to John Fox. It’s not clear if the Titans will block him from interviewing after he was denied permission with the Bucs. Mularkey had modest success coordinating Atlanta's offense from 2008-11, but would be an uninspiring hire.
Jan 16 - 5:50 PM

FOX's Mike Garafolo reports the Bears are interested in Titans TEs coach Mike Mularkey for their offensive-coordinator vacancy.

The Bucs previously tried to interview Mularkey, but were denied permission by the Titans. The ex-Jags coach coordinated Atlanta's offense from 2008-11. He'd be a staid hire for a team that already went that route at head coach with John Fox. It would be very hard to envision Mularkey coaxing the best out of Jay Cutler.
Jan 16 - 3:18 PM

Titans signed WRs Jacoby Ford and Clyde Gates to reserve/future contracts.

Both can also return kicks. Ford was a highlight-reel speedster and deep threat early in his career with the Raiders before foot injuries. He spent last summer with the Jets, but couldn't even make it to final cuts. Gates is a similar player except he's less dynamic than Ford.
Jan 14 - 6:51 PM

Titans FS Michael Griffin underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum Tuesday.

Griffin missed just nine snaps all season and was in on the third-most defensive plays among safeties. He received negative marks across the board from Pro Football Focus, grading out as the site's 84th safety out of 88 qualifiers. There's a good chance the Titans release Griffin and his $8.1 million cap number this offseason, saving $4.5 million against the cap. He'll be sidelined 4-6 months.
Jan 14 - 2:06 PM

Titans signed TE Dorin Dickerson to a reserve/future contract.

Turning 27 in March, Dickerson is an athletic underachiever. He'll try to make it to training camp as a special teamer and reserve H-back/tight end.
Jan 5 - 5:09 PM

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt believes it's "too early" to call 2014 second-round pick Bishop Sankey a bust, but conceded Sankey was "underwhelming" as a rookie.

Sankey entered the NFL with an elite combination of measurables and college stats, but his sluggish Washington tape provided forewarning. He doesn't run with much burst and isn't a tackle breaker, and he needs a ton of work in the pass game. Sankey finished his rookie year with a 3.74 YPC average on 152 carries, just 18 catches, and two lost fumbles. Sankey won't turn 23 until next September, but it's fair to be skeptical about his ability to be an NFL feature back.
Jan 5 - 4:55 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes ILB Zach Brown "has a chance to be really good" in DC Ray Horton's defense.

Brown tore his pectoral in Week 1. Whisenhunt seems to view him as a potential building block, and the Nashville Tennessean suggests Brown could overtake Wesley Woodyard as a 2015 starter, playing next to Avery Williamson in Horton's 3-4. "(His injury) was, needless to say, a big blow for us," said Whiz. "But (his return) is also one of the things we're excited about moving forward."
Jan 5 - 1:11 PM

The Bucs' request to speak with Titans TEs coach Mike Mularkey about their offensive-coordinator vacancy has been denied by Tennessee.

We'd consider the Bucs lucky here. Mularkey has been about as vanilla as it gets as an offensive play-caller in the past. Tampa Bay needs to be aiming higher.
Jan 2 - 10:43 AM

The Bucs are expected to interview Titans TEs coach Mike Mularkey for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

The Dirk Koetter idea is much better. Mularkey spent 2014 working under old pal Ken Whisenhunt in Nashville. The 53-year-old failed miserably as the Falcons' offensive coordinator from 2008-2011 and is ostensibly only still in the league because he has so many friends in it. The NFL is a Good Ole Boys network.
Jan 1 - 9:22 PM

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt sees Zach Mettenberger as the "leading candidate" to be the Titans' starting quarterback in 2015.

Wyatt does expect Mettenberger to face "added competition," though it's another sign the Titans are high on last year's sixth-rounder. They believe he can be a legitimate NFL starter. "Mett" finished his first NFL season 107-of-179 passing (59.8 percent) for 1,412 yards (7.89 YPA) and an 8:7 TD-to-INT ratio.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Titans RCB Blidi Wreh-Wilson faces a 6-8 month recovery after having his dislocated shoulder surgically repaired in early December.

He'll miss minicamps and OTAs, and should be regarded as questionable for training camp. The 70th pick in the 2013 draft, Wreh-Wilson looks the part at 6-foot-1, 195 with plus athleticism, but got burnt to a crisp repeatedly as a 2014 starter. He shouldn't be guaranteed a first-string job entering 2015.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Titans signed RB Lache Seastrunk, QB Alex Tanney, DB Ri’Shard Anderson, LB Nate Askew, OG Justin McCray, OT Will Poehls, LB Yawin Smallwood and LB Chaz Sutton to reserve/future contracts.

A sixth-round pick of the Redskins, Seastrunk averaged 4.8 yards per carry in a productive preseason, but couldn't crack anyone's 53-man roster. A truly explosive athlete, there's still time for the 23-year-old (in July) Seastrunk to eventually see some regular-season action.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 04:21:00 PM


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