Player News - Titans

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Titans WR Justin Hunter has caught 2-of-9 targets (22 percent) this preseason.

It is a very small sample size, but it is a concern considering Hunter has caught a Stephen-Hill like 43 percent of his targets through two seasons. Hunter has reportedly shown well in training camp this season, but that improvement has yet to be seen in games. Hunter will struggle to find the field if he cannot become more consistent.
Aug 30 - 7:11 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team is open to signing another running back.

"I'm sure we’ll look and see what else is out there," said Whisenhunt. "If there’s somebody that can help us—if we need that." None of the Titans' running backs have stood out this preseason and the team is likely to employ a committee in the early going. Sankey is the favorite for early-down work with Dexter McCluster mixing in on passing downs. David Cobb will have a role when he returns from his calf injury with Antonio Andrews and David Fluellen serving as backfield depth.
Aug 30 - 10:25 AM

The Titans first-team defense gave up 17 points to the Kansas City offense over their first three possessions on Saturday.

The Titans allowed Alex Smith to connect with his two favorite targets as both Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce hauled in touchdown catches early in the game. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said, "We knew it would be tough coming in here and I think we just made too many mistakes early." The Titans D/ST can be avoided in fantasy drafts and despite facing a rookie quarterback in Jameis Winston, will not be recommended for use in Week 1 as the Titans travel to Tampa Bay.
Aug 30 - 2:18 AM

Titans rookie RB David Cobb (calf) is week to week.

Cobb should miss the rest of the preseason. He isn’t a lock to be ready for Week 1. Cobb is merely a late-round flier.
Aug 29 - 3:36 PM

Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright.
Aug 29 - 2:39 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has not decided if QB Marcus Mariota will play in the fourth preseason game.

Starters rarely play a significant role in the fourth preseason game, but the Titans may decide to get their rookie signal caller a couple more reps before the regular season. After a rocky start, Mariota has played well the last two weeks.
Aug 29 - 11:26 AM

Antonio Andrews had a two-yard touchdown in Tennessee's third preseason game.

With David Cobb sitting out, the Titans used Andrews as a short-yardage complement to Bishop Sankey. He mixed in with the first team, vulturing a goal-line touchdown. Andrews has 10 carries for 39 yards and two touchdowns through three preseason games.
Aug 28 - 11:24 PM

Justin Hunter was held without a catch in Tennessee's third preseason game.

Hunter played exclusively with the second team, with Hakeem Nicks starting opposite Kendall Wright. All four of his targets came on deep routes. Hunter has just two catches for 14 yards through three preseason games. Hunter isn't a recommended late-round flyer.
Aug 28 - 11:05 PM

Delanie Walker was held without a catch in the Titans' third preseason game.

It was Walker's first preseason appearance after missing two games with a thumb injury. Walker is on the back-end TE1 radar in a weak year for tight ends. He projects to open the season behind only Kendall Wright for targets.
Aug 28 - 10:15 PM

Kendall Wright caught three passes for 60 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

Wright's highlight was a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. He's locked in as Marcus Mariota's top target and is an underrated WR3 pick in drafts.
Aug 28 - 10:11 PM

Titans WR Hakeem Nicks was forced from the team's third preseason game with a leg injury.

Nicks got his left leg caught underneath him while being tackled from behind late in the second quarter. He struggled to put weight on the leg as he hopped off the field. Nicks had two catches for 19 yards before being forced from the game.
Aug 28 - 9:56 PM

Bishop Sankey managed 17 yards on six carries in the Titans' third preseason game.

He's at 77 yards on 20 runs (3.85 YPC) through three exhibition weeks. Sankey shared the backfield with Antonio Andrews to open the game, while David Cobb (calf) was scratched. Sankey fumbled in the first quarter, but the ball was recovered by rookie RT Jeremiah Poutasi. Another bad sign came when Andrews vultured a two-yard touchdown; Sankey doesn't profile well as a goal-line back, limiting his scoring ceiling if those runs are going to go to Andrews or Cobb this year. Sankey remains a capped-upside committee back on what's likely to be a losing Titans team.
Aug 28 - 9:46 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 7-of-11 passes for 99 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

Mariota was a strict pocket quarterback in Tennessee's first two preseason games. He took a read-option play on the Titans' second drive in this one and gained 12 yards on the keeper. Mariota wasn't quite as sharp as he has been against the Chiefs -- he missed Delanie Walker for a potential big play on an underthrow -- but it's been quite an impressive exhibition season for the No. 2 overall pick. Mariota offers upside as a late-QB2 fantasy pick.
Aug 28 - 9:43 PM

The felony assault charge against Titans WR Justin Hunter has been reduced to a misdemeanor.

Hunter was arrested July 3 at a Virginia Beach bar. He was originally charged with "felony malicious wounding", but is now "only" facing allegations of misdemeanor assault and battery. It's well within the realm of possibility that Hunter beats the lesser charge, or that it's further reduced in court. Hunter goes back before the judge this upcoming Tuesday.
Aug 28 - 3:34 PM

Titans rookie RB David Cobb suffered a calf injury and didn't travel with the team for Friday's third preseason game.

Cobb is missing a big opportunity in the Titans' regular-season dress rehearsal against the Chiefs. After Bishop Sankey's big game against the Rams last week, he appears to have taken a couple steps ahead of Cobb on the depth chart. If he can tie another solid effort onto it tonight, Sankey will have a clear path to the starting job for Week 1. Cobb has become a mere late-round flier.
Aug 28 - 10:45 AM

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