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Kris Durham caught zero passes on two targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Durham played in four games for the Titans this season, catching six passes for 54 yards. The impending free agent will keep getting NFL sniffs because he's 6-foot-6, but Durham is flat-out terrible and drop prone.
Dec 28 - 5:31 PM

Nate Washington was held without a catch on three targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Washington shed tears in the locker room after the game, knowing his NFL career could be over. He enters free agency as a 32-year-old (in August) receiver who posted a 40-647-2 line in 2014. Washington's best chance of latching on somewhere is as a Jason Avant kind of No. 4/5 receiver who is brought in for veteran leadership.
Dec 28 - 5:26 PM

Kendall Wright caught two passes for nine yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

There would be no third-year breakout for Kendall Wright -- not with Jake Locker, Zach Mettenberger and Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback. But there were more warning signs than just inept QB play on Wright, who thought he would be Ken Whisenhunt's Keenan Allen this season. Too often Wright was an afterthought as he averaged just 6.6 targets per game on a team devoid of playmakers. Wright's contract year in 2015 would have more promise if Jameis Winston can step right in and be a difference-maker. The Titans hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
Dec 28 - 5:11 PM

Antonio Andrews caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Shonne Greene is not expected back next season and Bishop Sankey has proved wildly underwhelming. Yet the Titans declined to give Andrews any real chances, as the UDFA out of Western Kentucky finishes with zero carries. It's not a great sign for 2015 even if the depth chart clears out.
Dec 28 - 5:08 PM

Derek Hagan caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Hagan, 30, saw a bump in playing time over the last month with Justin Hunter sidelined. The journeyman finishes his first season in Tennessee with 19 catches for 254 yards and one touchdown, and will go back to the pile looking for work this summer.
Dec 28 - 5:07 PM

Delanie Walker caught seven passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Arguably the Titans' most dependable pass-catcher this season, Walker set career-highs in catches (63), yards (890) and targets (108). It certainly didn't hurt that Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst played the final seven games, a span during which Walker averaged 7.0 targets per game. Under contract for a reasonable $4.275M in 2015, he'll return as a mere low-upside TE2 option. The Titans' offensive woes aren't going away anytime soon, even if/when they add Jameis Winston.
Dec 28 - 4:58 PM

Jackie Battle rushed one time for zero yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Battle couldn't crack a Titans running back depth chart that consisted of Bishop Sankey, Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington. He heads to free agency with with five carries for nine yards and one touchdown on his 2014 resume.
Dec 28 - 4:55 PM

Leon Washington rushed two times for two yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

In his first year as a Titan, Washington rushed 13 times for 57 yards and caught 22 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns. He was also the team's primary kick returner. Washington, 32, would be lucky to find a similar depth/special teams role in free agency this year.
Dec 28 - 4:46 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed four times for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

It's a fitting end to a miserable rookie season for Sankey. Flashing none of the wiggle or burst he showed at Washington, Sankey posted 152 carries for 569 yards (3.74 YPC) and two touchdowns in 16 games. Along the way, he took criticism from coaches for poor footwork/pass protection, lost short yardage work to inept Shonn Greene and lost pass-game work to the likes of Leon Washington/Dexter McCluster. In short, the Titans likely regret making Sankey the first running back off the board at 54th overall last May.
Dec 28 - 4:39 PM

Shonn Greene rushed 11 times for 94 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Don't be fooled by this fluky box score. Greene was once again awful for the Titans this season, predictably making them look silly for the $10M contract he was signed to as a free agent in 2013. The plodding ex-Jet finishes 2014 with 94 carries for 392 yards with two touchdowns and one catch for 13 yards. Owed $3.35 million in 2015, he'll almost certainly be cut and find an ice-cold market. Green turns 30 years old in August.
Dec 28 - 4:33 PM

Charlie Whitehurst completed 12-of-28 passes for 72 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

When Ken Whisenhunt signed Whitehurst to be injury-prone Jake Locker's backup, the move was universally panned. Those critics were proven right. Whitehurst was forced into seven games, losing six of them while completing just 56.7 percent of his passes and throwing seven touchdowns. The Titans, seemingly content with sixth-rounder Zach Mettenberger, desperately need to add talent to the quarterback room. Whitehurst is a third-stringer.
Dec 28 - 4:26 PM

Titans declared LT Taylor Lewan (ankle) inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Colts.

Lewan hasn't played since going down in Week 12. It was still an encouraging season for the No. 11 overall pick, who performed at a higher level than Greg Robinson or Jake Matthews when he was on the field. The rest of the Titans inactives: Zach Mettenberger, Jemea Thomas, Rico Richardson, Dontay Much, Ropati Pitoitua, Terren Jones, Ropati Pitoitua and Terren Jones.
Dec 28 - 11:50 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that the Titans are "content with Zach Mettenberger" and do not feel urgency to use a high draft pick on a quarterback.

Mettenberger played reasonably well in his 2014 opportunities, but it's still a surprise whenever a team would feel "content" with a sixth-round quarterback. It is incredibly, incredibly rare that sixth-round quarterbacks become franchise signal callers. Mettenberger does possess some of the traits teams look for: Ideal size and arm strength, and composure in the pocket.
Dec 28 - 11:05 AM

Charlie Whitehurst will be the Titans' Week 17 starter.

The Titans never sent Zach Mettenberger (shoulder) to injured reserve, but he's not healthy enough to start Sunday's finale against the Colts. As it stands now, Mettenberger will enter 2015 as the favorite for starting duties. That's a problem, as though Mettenberger put a few good things on tape this season, he's a statue in the pocket with unproven accuracy.
Dec 23 - 2:52 PM

Titans RBs coach Sylvester Croom said Bishop Sankey "does a pretty good job physically pass-blocking, but has been inconsistent with "assignments and recognizing defenses."

The Titans coaches have had a lot of problems with Sankey this year, ranging from "footwork" to blocking. He has lost goal-line work to Shonn Greene and pass-down reps to both Leon Washington and Dexter McCluster. It's resulted in 148-551-2 (3.72 YPC) for Sankey, who was the first running back off the board in May's draft.
Dec 22 - 10:28 AM

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