Posted on: May 18, 2010 1:36 pm
The Tennessean reports that former Pro Bowl running back Marshall Faulk not only agrees with Titans RB Chris Johnson 's decision to sit out of OTAs and seek a larger contract, but he encourages him to keep up the fight.
"Without a doubt, if more money is what he wants, he has to hold out," Faulk said, as quoted by the Tennessean . "You have to know who you are dealing with. The Titans aren't known for caving in or paying, it doesn't matter who you are. In my opinion, there is no way he can come in and play under the current contract."
Johnson set a single-season NFL record for yards from scrimmage (2,006) last season and stated afterward that he wanted to become the highest paid offensive player in the league. As it currently stands, Johnson is scheduled to earn just $550,000 for the 2010 season -- a bargain for a player of his caliber.
Faulk supports Johnson's quest for a paycheck more in line with his value to the Titans.
"He has exceeded the money he is making, the Titans know it and everyone in the league knows it," Faulk said.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:32 am
The Nashville City Paper reports that while tight end Alge Crumpler hopes to return to the Titans, there is no movement on his status with the team.
"There's nothing going on right now. All is quiet," Crumpler's agent James Williams was quoted as saying. "I have talked to [Titans Executive VP Mike] Reinfeldt some, and I expect we'll talk again at the appropriate time."
Williams also commented in the story that Crumpler maintains a residence in Nashville and would enjoy remaining with the Titans.
Crumpler's role changed when he arrived in Tennessee from the Atlanta Falcons two years ago. Last season, he was mostly utilized in schemes that allowed Chris Johnson to have a breakout season with over 2,000 rushing yards.
Posted on: February 19, 2010 8:51 am
Titans center Kevin Mawae is expected to test the free-agent market, according to the Tennessean.
Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt might not offer the 39-year-old Mawae a new contract before free agency begins on March 5.
The Titans signed guard Eugene Amano to a five-year deal Wednesday and there are indications that the team will promote fourth-year pro Leroy Harris to starter at center.
Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:16 am
Posted on: February 12, 2010 10:58 am
Edited on: February 12, 2010 1:57 pm
The Tennessean reports that the Titans have offered a contract to former Jacksonville wide receiver Matt Jones , citing a person close to the matter.
The story noted that Jones worked out for Tennessee last September, but while the Titans maintained interest in him, they never made an offer.
Jones also worked out for the Bengals this week and could be weighing a potential offer from Cincinnati as well.
UPDATE: Bengals it is .
Posted on: December 11, 2009 12:35 pm
Titans QB Vince Young was pulled from practice on Thursday after aggravating an injury to his right knee, but coach Jeff Fisher still seems optimistic that Young will play against the Rams on Sunday, the Tennessean reports.
"He has been trying to push through practice and he just had a setback so we shut him down," Fisher said, as quoted in the story. "We'll tend to him ... and see how he is tomorrow."
Young hurt his knee last week in the Titans' loss to the Colts, but was still able to finish the game. The Titans training staff checked out the injury this week and deemed him fit to practice.
Posted on: October 29, 2009 2:37 pm
The Vince Young era will resume on Sunday when the Titans play the Jaguars at LP Field, according to the Tennessean.
The quarterback switch comes a few days after Titans owner Bud Adams informed the coaching staff he wants Young to start immediately. Young, the team's first-round draft pick in 2006, has played sparingly since last September's season-opener against the Jaguars.
Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio said that his team would be prepared for both quarterbacks.
Posted on: September 14, 2009 9:10 am
Titans tight end Bo Scaife suffered a left knee injury in the third quarter of Thursday night's season opener against the Steelers.
According to the Tennessean, Scaife later blamed Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
Harrison tackled Scaife on the sideline, causing a fumble that the Steelers recovered.
Scaife did not return to the game. He had five catches for 48 yards before the injury.