Player News - Titans

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ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky believes Bishop Sankey "may well not make the team."

Kuharsky is just stating the obvious. The Titans have (over?)invested major resources in DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, and still have 2015 fifth-rounder David Cobb and pass-catching back Dexter McCluster. Sankey has showed next to nothing in two years on the job, taking the ball 199 times for 762 yards (3.82 YPC) while catching a modest 32 passes. The Titans' best-case scenario could be trading Sankey for a conditional seventh-round pick.
Source: ESPN.com
May 3 - 2:06 PM

Titans signed TCU DL Terrell Lathan.

Lathan (6'4/292) was a rotational lineman for most of his TCU career, tallying 24 1/2 career tackles for loss and 14 1/2 sacks as a 17-game starter. Snubbed for a Combine invite, Lathan helped himself with a 4.84/4.89 forty time, 31 1/2-inch vertical, and 9-foot-10 broad jump at the Horned Frogs' Pro Day. Despite a fairly underwhelming college career, Lathan was productive in his role and profiles as an NFL-caliber athlete. He has a chance to surprise as a useful long-term lineman.
May 3 - 12:39 PM

Titans signed Georgia FB Quayvon Hicks.

Hicks (6'1/259) played special teams as a freshman before serving as the Bulldogs' fullback in his final three seasons, completing his career with a 23-166-3 (7.2 YPC) rushing line and 12 receptions. A defensive tackle in high school, Hicks packs thump in the running game and is the premier lead-blocking fullback in this year's draft. Hicks' special teams background will increase his chances of holding onto a roster spot.
May 3 - 12:38 PM

Titans signed Wisconsin OL Tyler Marz.

Marz (6'7/316) made 40 starts as the Badgers' left tackle, earning third-team All-Big Ten as a senior. Marz was exposed as a sub-NFL-caliber athlete at the Combine, running 5.54 with a 27 1/2-inch vertical and only 19 bench-press reps. He also has fairly short arms (33 1/8"). Marz got the job done at Wisconsin, but he isn't physical, powerful or athletic enough to make it in the pros.
May 3 - 12:35 PM

The Titans have declined RG Chance Warmack's fifth-year team option for 2017.

Warmack has been durable, but had a sub-par 2015. He's still only 25 in September, however, and was much better in 2014. There's a good chance he'll be locked up beyond this season, but he isn't worth the $11.9 million he would have made under the option.
May 2 - 1:35 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said DeMarco Murray "loved" the selection of Derrick Henry in the second round of the NFL draft.

Mularkey spoke with Murray immediately after the Titans made the pick. "I told DeMarco, ‘Nothing has changed since we made the trade for you. You’re still going to be the guy who is going to carry the load for us,'" Mularkey said. Considering how "well" Murray handled challenges to his workload in Philadelphia last season, there is no way this could go poorly.
May 2 - 10:40 AM

Titans signed Kansas State CB Morgan Burns.

Burns (5'10/200) was a prolific college return specialist, earning 2015 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year and tying K-State's school record for career kickoff return TDs (4). Burns also made 24 starts at corner, recording four interceptions. A surprise Combine snub, Burns ran 4.40 at Kansas State's Pro Day with a 32 1/2-inch vertical. Burns is a long shot to make it as an NFL cornerback, but he should be able to parlay his special teams prowess into a career.
May 1 - 11:30 AM

Taylor Lewan is still penciled in as the Titans' starting left tackle.

The Titans traded up to No. 8 in the draft, where they were fully expected to select Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil. Instead, they went with Michigan State's Jack Conklin, who the Titans will likely start at right tackle. Lewan said he wouldn't have been comfortable playing on the right side. "I know I’m not a right tackle," he said. "I know my worth as a player, and I know that I’m a left tackle." Conklin will have to adjust after starting 35 college games at left tackle compared to only three on the right side.
May 1 - 10:44 AM

Titans signed Boston College DL Mehdi Abdesmad.

Abdesmad (6'6/284) was plagued by injuries in 2013-2014 before finally staying healthy as a fifth-year senior and registering 15 tackles for loss, including 5.5 sacks. The Quebec native's snaps were still limited coming off a torn patellar tendon, however, and NFL scouts have expressed concerns with the stability of Abdesmad's knees. Abdesmad was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, running 5.10 with a 29 1/2-inch vertical. Long term, Abdesmad projects as a low-ceiling role player at five technique.
May 1 - 10:00 AM

Titans signed Florida State SS Lamarcus Brutus.

Brutus (6'0/206) spent his first three college seasons as a sub-package DB and special teamer before taking over as the starting free safety as a senior, where he tallied three interceptions and was named honorable mention All-ACC. His athletic shortcomings showed up in pre-draft testing, running 4.76 with a 9-foot-6 broad jump in Indianapolis. Brutus' pro projection is special teams gunner.
Apr 30 - 9:34 PM

Titans signed USC DT Antwaun Woods.

Woods (6'0/318) was a three-year starter at nose tackle for the Trojans, tallying 14.5 career tackles for loss and eight sacks. He was named first-team All-Pac 12 by the conference's coaches as a senior. Athletic for his stout-and-stubby size, Woods ran a 5.0-flat forty at USC's Pro Day and has NFL-level quickness with heavy, powerful hands. A fire hydrant in the trenches, Woods is a sleeper to contribute in a one-technique role.
Apr 30 - 8:01 PM

Titans selected Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed with the No. 253 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Reed (5'11/192) started three-plus years at Southern Miss, logging eight career interceptions and breaking a single-season school record for pass breakups (19) as a senior. A surprising Combine sub, Reed blazed 4.49 with a 41 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump at the Golden Eagles' Pro Day. Experienced in both zone and man coverage, Reed was slept on during the pre-draft phase but has NFL-starter-level traits. Reed offers more NFL potential than the usual Mr. Irrelevant.
Apr 30 - 6:47 PM

Titans selected UCLA OLB Aaron Wallace with the No. 222 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Wallace (6'2/242) made just 10 career starts for the Bruins, leading the team in tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (7) as a senior to earn honorable mention All-Pac 12 from the conference's coaches. Wallace's limited college resume is a concern, but his athleticism isn't, shredding UCLA's Pro Day with a 4.59 forty, 36-inch vertical, and 10-foot-10 broad jump. Wallace's inexperience may delay his NFL transition, but he has big-league pass-rush traits.
Apr 30 - 5:35 PM

Titans selected Arkansas G Sebastian Tretola with the No. 193 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Tretola (6'4/314) started at left guard two years for the Razorbacks after transferring from community college, earning 2015's co-Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the SEC's top offensive lineman. Tretola's short arms (31 1/2") render him an interior-only lineman, but his power and toughness fit well there. Tretola's obvious weakness is his sub-par athleticism. Still, Tretola's ability to move people gives him NFL value. He's a no-frills, phone-booth mauler.
Apr 30 - 4:25 PM

Titans traded up with the Broncos to select Southern Utah CB LeShaun Sims with the No. 157 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Tennessee gave up No. 176 and a sixth-round pick next year for this pick and No. 253. Sims (6'1/203) was a four-year starter at Southern Utah, collecting eight career interceptions and earning first-team All-Big Sky as a senior. He showed plus athleticism at the Combine, running 4.53 with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. A press corner with NFL-level size and movement skills, Sims is a sleeper to eventually make a run at defensive snaps. He'll open his career on special teams.
Apr 30 - 2:50 PM


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