Not a touchdown, but a great memory
Shelbyville Police Chief Jan Phillips caught a wild pass from Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sunday and was seen on CBS network TV coverage. "He threw it right into my hands," Phillips said. The Titans lost 24-21 to Oakland. (T-G Photo by David Melson)
Injuries stop pair of Titans
NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans will be short-handed when they play Thursday at Jacksonville, thanks to a pair of season-ending surgeries. Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey announced Monday that wide receiver Justin Hunter (ankle) and cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) were being placed on injured reserve...
Titans fire coach Ken Whisenhunt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt after a 3-20 start, and Mike Mularkey has been named interim head coach for the rest of the season.
Nicks tries to work way to Titans roster
NASHVILLE -- In middle school, Hakeem Nicks got to wear the No. 9 of Steve McNair while playing quarterback for the Titans. Now 27, the veteran wide receiver is trying to earn a job with the same team in the NFL. The Titans signed Nicks to a one-year deal in April, bringing the former first-round draft pick to his third different team in as many seasons. The competition to start opposite wide receiver Kendall Wright is pretty open, giving Nicks a chance to revive his career...
Walker needs stitches after practice collision
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker says he'll be just fine after a collision with safety Da'Norris Searcy left him needing 12 stitches to close a cut in his left thumb. Walker also was preparing to be checked Thursday by a hand specialist to be sure...
Titans' offensive line ready to push back this season
NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans' offensive linemen are tired of being pushed around. Even left tackle Taylor Lewan says they were soft last season in a brutally honest assessment, and he's making it clear they intend to be this team's gritty foundation...
Titans must develop a plan to win
With the NFL regular season coming to a close and the Tennessee Titans with a chance to finish as the worst team in the league, what does the franchise do now? That's a question that so many people have but no one has an answer....at least for now. Entering the game with the Jacksonville Jaguars today, the Titans are 2-13 and have lost nine straight games...
Roos out with injured knee
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee left tackle Michael Roos, who has played more games than any other offensive lineman since 2005, will have surgery to repair his right knee and may have played his final game with the Titans. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that Roos won't play against Jacksonville on Sunday, but declined to discuss the specific injury or if Roos' season is over...
Titans stop themselves during ugly 3-game skid
NASHVILLE -- Self-inflicted wounds or simple mistakes. Whatever the label, the Tennessee Titans have been hurting themselves far too often, and it's why they have been embarrassed in three straight losses. Wide receiver Nate Washington has a little advice for his teammates: Relax. Have some fun...
Coach: Titans' struggles are just growing pains
NASHVILLE (AP) -- Coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't believe the NFL did his team any favors by scheduling Tennessee to play three of its first four games on the road. Not that his Titans have helped their first-year coach much either. The Titans (1-3) have lost three straight after opening the season with a win at Kansas City and been outscored 100-34 in this skid. ...
Struggling Locker hurt...again
NASHVILLE -- First-year Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt has talked about how adversity helps bring a team together. Well, his Titans need to unite quickly because they have plenty of issues they need to work their way through. The Titans have been outscored 59-17 in consecutive losses, and they are among the NFL's most penalized teams. ...
Bironas was recklessly driving: Call
NASHVILLE (AP) -- A woman told a 911 dispatcher former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was driving erratically just before his SUV crashed. The 911 call was obtained Monday by several media outlets. The woman told the dispatcher neither she nor her husband recognized the man who drove up behind them. She says he pulled his SUV up beside their vehicle and gave them a look before speeding away. The woman told the dispatcher the man was dangerous and police needed to know something was wrong with him...