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Titans signed DE Jurrell Casey to a four-year, $36 million extension through 2018.

It includes $20.5 million guaranteed and makes Casey the highest-paid player on the Titans' roster. $9 million annually is a lot of dough to shell out. Casey is now the second-highest-paid 3-4 end in football in terms of annual average behind Calais Campbell's $11 million. Casey had a career year in 2013, racking up 10.5 sacks and 55 tackles. That was as a penetrating one-gap defensive tackle in a 4-3. For the sake of the Titans, we hope new DC Ray Horton will allow Casey to push the pocket instead of playing two-gap.
Aug 27 - 5:32 PM

The Titans met with agent Drew Rosenhaus Tuesday to continue discussions about a contract extension for DT Jurrell Casey.

The sides have been working on an extension for months and could be close to finalizing a deal. Casey had 90 tackles and 10.5 sacks last season, grading out as a top-five defensive tackle by Pro Football Focus. He's owed $1.431 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Aug 26 - 10:01 PM

Titans placed ILB Colin McCarthy (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The No. 109 overall pick of the 2011 draft, McCarthy will enter 2015 having missed 25 of his past 48 games. He's a free agent next offseason.
Aug 26 - 4:14 PM

Titans DE Ropati Pitoitua underwent hand surgery Monday, but expects to be ready for Week 1.

Pitoitua is an edge-setting 3-4 defensive end. He offers nothing in terms of pass rush and will be removed from the field on all passing downs.
Aug 26 - 2:17 PM

Titans signed QB Dominique Davis.

Davis was cut by the Falcons in June after they acquired T.J. Yates from the Texans. Davis attempted seven passes as Matt Ryan's backup last season. He may get some action Thursday with Charlie Whitehurst out with an injury.
Aug 26 - 11:44 AM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday that Charlie Whitehurst remains his No. 2 quarterback.

Sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger has had a big month, leading the league in preseason passing yards while completing 68.6 percent of his throws. Meanwhile, Whitehurst hasn't practiced or played since hurting his hand last week. Still, Whiz will likely make the conservative play and turn to safety (Whitehurst) if anything happens to Jake Locker this season.
Aug 25 - 8:24 AM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Shonn Greene is now at the weight the team wants him at.

The Titans asked Greene to lose 5-10 pounds, and the power back has done so while finally sustaining health in his troublesome right knee. "I think you're seeing the results in how he's running the football," Whisenhunt said. Through three preseason games, Greene has 19 carries for 81 yards and one touchdown while handling almost all of the early-down work with the first stringers. He'll enter Week 1 as a low-upside RB3/4, but Bishop Sankey will be pushing for a piece of the first-team pie eventually.
Aug 25 - 8:19 AM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey showed improvement on Saturday night.

The Titans implored Sankey to clean up his footwork, exchanges and ball security issues. The second-round rookie took heed and turned in a clean performance although he picked up just 44 yards on 16 carries (2.75 YPC). "He responded to what we asked about," Whisenhunt said. Sankey has run exclusively with the second- and third-stringers throughout the preseason, but more clean performances in practice will lead to an eventual climb up the depth chart. We've seen what Shonn Greene is, and it isn't pretty. Still, Sankey's fifth-round ADP is far too steep considering his current role.
Aug 25 - 8:15 AM

Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger currently leads the NFL in preseason passing yards with 504.

Ryan Nassib is second and E.J. Manuel is third, so take this with a heaping grain of salt. Still, it's worth noting that Mettenberger has been incredibly sharp in August, completing 68.6 percent of his throws with a sterling 9.9 YPA. He's thrown two touchdowns and two interceptions. Keep in mind Mettenberger is still rounding into form after a late-season ACL tear at LSU.
Aug 24 - 2:47 PM

Kendall Wright caught one pass for 18 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Wright started, played in all two-wide sets and stayed in the game into the third quarter. He still saw just three targets as the Titans committed to the ground game as well as a spread-the-wealth passing attack, and Wright now has four catches for 38 yards this preseason. He's a shaky WR3 candidate because he's a volume receiver losing volume and is not a touchdown scorer.
Aug 23 - 11:05 PM

Delanie Walker caught four passes for 35 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

The catches were Walker's first of the preseason. Ken Whisenhunt's offense is tight-end friendly, but the ceiling here isn't terribly high as Jake Locker executes a game-manager role. Walker will be a blocker/security blanket and would do well to net 60 catches.
Aug 23 - 11:02 PM

Taylor Thompson caught three passes for 39 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

A converted defensive end, Thompson has shown significant progress this preseason while catching 11 passes for 128 yards through three games. He's not going to pass Delanie Walker this year, but is worth monitoring in Dynasty formats.
Aug 23 - 11:00 PM

Justin Hunter caught three passes for 48 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Hunter only played in three-wide formations, as Kendall Wright and Nate Washington handled all of the two-wide work. He was still able to haul in two passes from Jake Locker and drew two defensive penalties that moved the chains. It's obvious to anyone with two eyes that this kid is a potentially dominating talent that will be a focal point of the offense sooner rather than later. With eight catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns to go with outstanding play in camp practices, Hunter is one of our favorite flier picks.
Aug 23 - 10:43 PM

Nate Washington caught three passes for 94 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Rumored as a potential cap casualty since last season ended, Washington just won't go away. He continues to start and run with Kendall Wright in all two-wide sets, relegating Justin Hunter to three-wide formations only. Still, don't expect Washington to catch too many 63-yard touchdown bombs this season even if he can continue to hold off Hunter. Last year's 58-919-3 line is the ceiling.
Aug 23 - 10:38 PM

Bishop Sankey exclusively ran with the second- and third-stringers once again in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

The Titans' offense ran 26 plays in the first half. Starter Shonn Greene got 12 snaps, Dexter McCluster got nine, Leon Washington got five and Sankey got zero. That's exactly the way it's been all preseason, as the second-round rookie is yet to see a first-team rep while struggling with ball security, footwork and pass protection. He did come on in the second half to rush 16 times for 44 yards with a touchdown and now has 35 carries for 112 yards with that score this preseason. We eventually expect Sankey to rise to the top of this committee, but it's going to take some time.
Aug 23 - 10:22 PM


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