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Titans No. 2 QB Charlie Whitehurst (finger) is "fine."

Checkdown Charlie will be fine to back up Jake Locker for Week 1.
Aug 18 - 1:52 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes Bishop Sankey is "not a fumbler," and that his ball-security issues have been caused by footwork and technique issues.

Sankey lost a fumble in Friday's preseason game, and has apparently been having exchange issues all camp. It's good news that his coach is willing to publicly go to bat for him, but Sankey is going to have to show stronger hands over the final few weeks of summer practice. Provided he doesn't fumble the opportunity away, Sankey is the favorite to lead the Titans' committee.
Aug 18 - 1:45 PM

Shonn Greene (knee) suited up for Monday's practice.

Greene's Friday "injury" was just a tweak. Greene's biggest preseason concern remains rookie Bishop Sankey seizing chairman duties of the Titans' committee. Unless all you're looking for is potential touchdowns, Greene is a weak RB3/4 in re-draft leagues.
Aug 18 - 1:37 PM

The right knee Shonn Greene injured Friday night is the same one he had arthroscopic surgery on twice in the last 12 months.

Greene downplayed the reported hyperextension, saying he didn't think he did any damage. But this is a joint that he originally injured in Week 1 last year and never really recovered. Greene had to get it scoped in the middle of OTAs. The recurring nature of the issue is a boost to the volatile stock of Bishop Sankey.
Aug 18 - 10:07 AM

The Tennessean wonders if Bishop Sankey's "continued fumbling issues" will cost him.

Sankey lost a fumble in Friday's preseason game against the Saints. Apparently, it's been a recurring theme as the rookie has also had exchange issues with quarterbacks in practice. We still strongly believe Sankey will emerge as the top dog in this RBBC, well ahead of Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster -- but it might take a little time. The rookie has exclusively run with the second- and third-stringers this preseason, with coach Ken Whisenhunt criticizing his pass protection and footwork in addition to the ball-security woes. Sankey would obviously benefit with first-team reps if Greene's latest right knee issue proves cumbersome.
Aug 18 - 9:56 AM

Despite Justin Hunter's breakout 4-111-2 performance in the Titans' second preseason game, coach Ken Whisenhunt stated Hunter "has still got a lot of work to do."

"There are a lot of things, from route depth to discipline on his releases, where even though he made some big plays last night, those have got to become more consistent," Whisenhunt said Saturday. We'd like to see Hunter move ahead of Nate Washington on the Titans' depth chart, but he's only playing in three-receiver sets at the moment. He remains squarely on the fantasy breakout radar.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 17 - 2:46 PM

Shonn Greene suffered a hyperextended knee in Friday night's preseason game.

Greene should be considered day to day. The injury is to the same knee that Greene had two surgeries on last year. Bishop Sankey will likely get an extended look with the first team in practice this week.
Aug 16 - 12:14 AM

Rookie QB Zach Mettenberger completed 20-of-25 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

Mettenberger was pushed into extended duty after second-string QB Charlie Whitehurst was forced from the game with a hand injury. He had a bad throw picked off and lost a fumble, but overall it was a solid performance. Mettenberger would ideally "redshirt" this season, but the injury to Whitehurst could leave him as the lone backup to injury-prone starter Jake Locker.
Aug 16 - 12:11 AM

Bishop Sankey had six carries for 31 yards in the Titans' second preseason game on Friday night.

Sankey continued to work with the third team behind Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster, but was more effective in the running game this week -- averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He lost a fumble in the fourth quarter and didn't return. With Greene dealing with a knee injury, Sankey could see time with the starters in Tennessee's third preseason game.
Aug 15 - 11:24 PM

Titans TE Taylor Thompson secured 5-of-5 targets for 56 yards in Friday night's second preseason game.

Continuing to build on his promising August, the converted defensive end now has eight grabs for 89 yards through two exhibition affairs. Thompson is a significantly better athlete than Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens. If Thompson keeps this up, the Titans will have to find ways to get him on the field.
Aug 15 - 11:02 PM

Justin Hunter turned five targets into 111 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

Hunter caught a four-yard TD pass from Jake Locker with the first team, and turned a crossing route thrown by rookie Zach Mettenberger into a 64-yard foot-race touchdown with the twos. The Titans have gone to great lengths to motivate sophomore breakout candidate Hunter, even forcing him to wear a "JAG" shirt to practice last week. The 23-year-old has been dubbed "this year's Alshon Jeffery" by Mike Clay of Rotoworld and Pro Football Focus.
Aug 15 - 10:56 PM

Charlie Whitehurst suffered a right hand injury in Friday night's preseason game.

Whitehurst was forced from the game after taking a sack from Kenny Vaccaro on his third snap. He finished without any pass attempts. Rookie Zach Mettenberger replaced Whitehurst and will get an extended look with the second team.
Aug 15 - 10:01 PM

Jake Locker completed 8-of-10 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

He's now 9-of-12 for 80 yards with the score through two preseason games. Locker's TD went to Justin Hunter from four yards out in the first quarter. If new coach Ken Whisenhunt can increase Locker's efficiency -- and Jake stays healthy -- he'll have a sneaky chance to flirt with QB1 value with a powerful arm and dual-threat ability. Locker added a seven-yard scramble Friday night.
Aug 15 - 9:48 PM

Shonn Greene suffered a right knee injury in Friday night's preseason game.

Greene fumbled after taking a hit from Kenny Vaccaro in the second quarter and had to be helped off the field. He finished with nine carries for 51 yards before exiting. It's concerning because Greene has undergone two arthroscopic knee surgeries since last year's season opener. If Greene misses time, it could create an opportunity for Bishop Sankey to overtake him on early downs.
Aug 15 - 9:35 PM

Titans ILB Colin McCarthy underwent shoulder surgery Friday.

He'll be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. A once promising fourth-round pick, McCarthy's career has been derailed by multiple injuries. He started just 12 games over the last two years and was competing for a rotational role. 26-year-old McCarthy will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
Aug 15 - 7:27 PM


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