Player News - Titans

Date: Team: Pos:

Marcus Mariota plans to play at 215 pounds this season.

Mariota came out of Oregon at 222 and is listed at that weight on the Titans' website. The team told him to bulk up to the 225-230 range this year, but Mariota instead opted to side with his personal trainer and instead cut weight. The thinking is that Mariota will be faster and more elusive to avoid hits, but 215 is borderline-fragile for an NFL quarterback and could make Mariota even more prone to injury if he does get squared up for a big hit by a defender. It will be interesting to see if the Titans force him to put on weight during camp.
Source: Oregon Live
Jul 24 - 9:45 PM

DeMarco Murray's ring finger is fully healed following early-June surgery.

The minor operation corrected a "nagging injury" Murray suffered last Week 2. Murray went on to enjoy a renaissance season in his first year with the Titans, totaling 1,664 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns. Once seen as "injury prone," Murray has played in 47-of-48 games the past three years.
Jul 24 - 4:00 PM

Titans OG Sebastian Tretola was reportedly shot in the ankle and leg in Fayetteville, Arkansas early Sunday morning.

Aside from that it happened early in the morning outside a bar, details surrounding the incident are scarce, but the Titans confirmed Tretola "received treatment for a wound when he was grazed by a bullet" and has already been released from the hospital. It sounds like his injuries are minor, but we will not know until more information comes to light. The Titans open training camp on Saturday.
Jul 23 - 6:29 PM

According to Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone, Marcus Mariota (leg) has done "everything" the past two weeks.

Mariota has been limited throughout the offseason while recovering from a broken leg but it looks like he's finally back to 100 percent. Ten pounds lighter and equipped with the best receiving corps he's ever had, Mariota should be in for a breakout season. Fantasy owners have been drafting him in the QB7-12 range.
Jul 21 - 1:14 PM

Tajae Sharpe (foot) said his recovery is "going well."

Sharpe is progressing on schedule from June surgery. The Titans expect him to be ready for training camp, but could limit him early. Tennessee’s offseason additions have Sharpe on the roster bubble.
Jul 15 - 1:07 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey still expects OLB Kevin Dodd (foot) to be ready for training camp.

Speaking to reporter Paul Kuharsky, Mularkey said he recently saw "encouraging video" of Dodd "running and pushing a sled." The No. 33 overall pick of the 2016 draft, Dodd has been besieged by injury since entering the league. He's penciled in for a rotational pass rushing role.
Jul 13 - 4:46 PM

Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com said second-year RB Derrick Henry has made noticeable strides this offseason.

Wyatt believes Henry looks faster and hungrier than he did as a rookie. With that said, it's hard to envision him overtaking DeMarco Murray, who remains the Titans' unquestioned workhorse. The former Heisman Trophy winner logged 123 touches last year and can expect a similar workload as Murray's handcuff in 2017. Henry carries a seventh-round ADP at this juncture.
Jul 9 - 9:24 AM

Tajae Sharpe (foot) is expected to be ready for training camp.

This falls in line with what coach Mike Mularkey said last month. Despite the optimistic timetable, it won't be surprising if the Titans are cautious with Sharpe's return from June foot surgery. Sharpe needs to get healthy to keep his roster spot.
Jul 5 - 4:46 PM

According to Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official website, third-round WR Taywan Taylor looked "like a perfect fit" in the slot at OTAs.

Wyatt was impressed with the rookie's spring work, highlighted by Taylor's consistency. Following the addition of Eric Decker, it may be difficult for Taylor to see snaps in year one because the Titans also like to use multiple tight ends and a fullback in their offense. They rarely use four-wide sets. Taylor is a promising Dynasty prospect, but his redraft appeal is negligible.
Jul 5 - 10:30 AM

Delanie Walker said third-round rookie Jonnu Smith will surpass him "one day."

Smith did not get much ink during the offseason program, but coach Mike Mularkey appears to be happy with his rookie tight end. "It’s really fun to coach him because everything’s important," the coach said. "He looks you dead in the eye; he takes every word in; and he wants to please you. He wants to do right for his teammates." With a similar skill set, Smith looks like the long-term replacement for Walker, who turns 33 in August, but he could get on the field in the Titans' two-TE sets as early as this year. Even so, he is only worth a roster spot in Dynasty formats.
Source: USA Today
Jun 29 - 8:40 AM

Titans DT Karl Klug (Achilles') is expected to miss the start of training camp.

Klug was limited to walkthroughs at OTAs. He’ll likely open camp on the active/PUP list. Klug should be ready for Week 1.
Jun 23 - 7:11 PM

The Nashville Tennessean speculates Tajae Sharpe (foot surgery) may have a "tenuous grasp on a roster spot" entering training camp.

Sharpe is expected to be ready for camp, but coach Mike Mularkey said he could have a "hard time" if he is not able to stay in shape. "Obviously he’s not going to run right now, but he’s got to do something to stay in shape," Mularkey said. "You’ve got to be ready to go. No matter what your injury is, there’s something you can do, cardio-wise, to train." After earning a starting job last year, Mularkey's comments suggest Sharpe could be competing for a roster spot this time around. Even if he sticks in Nashville, Sharpe is not going to be fantasy relevant behind Eric Decker, Corey Davis, and Rishard Matthews.
Jun 22 - 10:50 AM

Eric Decker's one-year contract with the Titans is worth $3.85 million.

Jeremy Maclin's two-year deal with the Ravens is worth $11 million. Decker gets a $1.35 million base salary and $2.5 million signing bonus. Another $1.5 million is available via incentives. It's quite the pay cut after Decker was scheduled to earn a $6.5 million salary from the Jets, but he'll likely trade the pay cut for a better chance to win in a city where he's always wanted to play. Decker is a serious candidate to lead the Titans in catches and receiving touchdowns.
Jun 21 - 10:54 AM

Titans signed WR Eric Decker, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.

The Jets continued their roster purge by dumping Decker last week. After fielding a relatively weak group last season, the Titans have beefed up their receiving corps this offseason by drafting Western Michigan standout Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick and now by scooping up Decker. Hip and shoulder issues limited Decker to just three games in 2016 but he's now at full health and should give Marcus Mariota another big body to throw to inside the red zone. The Titans are suddenly flush with pass-catchers with Decker, Davis, Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker all slated for important roles.
Jun 18 - 8:08 PM

MMQB's Albert Breer floats the Browns as a team to "keep an eye on" for free agent Eric Decker.

Decker left his Titans visit without a contract, while the Ravens seem resigned to not entering the bidding despite initial interest. In Cleveland, Decker would man the slot with Corey Coleman and Kenny Britt bookending him out wide. Cleveland would be one of Decker's worst-case fantasy landing spots.
Source: MMQB
Jun 15 - 12:53 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings