|Offense||14th||143.4 (3rd)||217.7 (27th)|
|Defense||10th||87.4 (6th)||250.6 (18th)|
|88||Amaro, Jace||TE||6-5||265||6/26/1992||3||Texas Tech|
|26||Andrews, Antonio||RB||5-10||225||8/17/1992||3||Western Kentucky|
|51||Bass, David||OLB||6-4||256||9/11/1990||4||Missouri Western State|
|47||Blake, Valentino||DB||5-9||198||8/9/1990||5||Texas-El Paso|
|31||Byard, Kevin||SAF||5-11||212||8/17/1993||R||Middle Tennessee State|
|78||Conklin, Jack||T||6-6||308||8/17/1994||R||Michigan State|
|20||Cox, Perrish||CB||6-0||190||1/10/1987||6||Oklahoma State|
|80||Fasano, Anthony||TE||6-4||255||4/20/1984||11||Notre Dame|
|94||Johnson, Austin||NT||6-4||314||5/8/1994||R||Penn State|
|81||Johnson, Andre||WR||6-3||229||7/11/1981||14||Miami (Fla.)|
|90||Jones, DaQuan||DE||6-4||322||12/17/1991||3||Penn State|
|64||Kline, Josh||G||6-3||300||12/29/1989||4||Kent State|
|91||Morgan, Derrick||OLB||6-4||261||1/6/1989||7||Georgia Tech|
|50||Palmer, Nate||LB||6-2||248||9/23/1989||4||Illinois State|
|28||Riggs, Cody||CB||5-9||187||12/28/1991||2||Notre Dame|
|35||Riley, Curtis||CB||6-0||190||7/18/1992||2||Fresno State|
|21||Searcy, Da'Norris||SS||5-11||207||11/16/1988||6||North Carolina|
|36||Sims, LeShaun||CB||6-0||203||9/18/1993||R||Southern Utah|
|67||Spain, Quinton||G||6-4||330||8/7/1991||2||West Virginia|
|55||Spence, Sean||ILB||5-11||231||6/7/1990||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|4||Succop, Ryan||K||6-2||218||9/19/1986||8||South Carolina|
|89||Supernaw, Phillip||TE||6-5||248||1/30/1990||3||Ouachita Baptist|
|82||Walker, Delanie||TE||6-2||248||8/12/1984||11||Central Missouri State|
|96||Woods, Al||NT||6-4||307||3/25/1987||7||Louisiana State|
|76||Bell, Byron (IR)||T||6-5||340||1/17/1989||6||New Mexico|
|66||Matias, Josue (IR)||G||6-5||309||1/6/1993||1||Florida State|
|23||Okotcha, Bennett (IR)||DB||6-0||195||2/7/1993||R||Texas-San Antonio|
|70||Warmack, Chance (IR)||G||6-2||323||9/14/1991||4||Alabama|
|68||Abdesmad, Mehdi||DE||6-6||284||9/28/1991||R||Boston College|
|Barton, Karim||G||6-3||313||12/13/1991||1||Morgan State|
|84||Cunningham, Jerome||TE||6-3||250||5/25/1991||2||Southern Connecticut State|
|McBride, Tre||WR||6-0||210||12/1/1992||2||William & Mary|
|32||Reed, Kalan||DB||5-11||192||12/29/1993||R||Southern Mississippi|
|11||Tanney, Alex||QB||6-4||220||11/11/1987||2||Monmouth (Ill.)|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Searcy hasn't played since spraining his ankle in Week 3 but he returned to practice in full on Wednesday. He was removed from the injury report this week as well, and it was confirmed on Friday that he would play. He'll be expected to start, bumping Daimion Stafford back to a depth role on the defense.
Casey recorded his first two sacks of the season in what was by far his strongest performance of 2016. The 26-year-old defensive lineman usually demands extra attention, opening up more opportunities for outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. Each of three wound up with two sacks apiece in this dominant defensive effort.
Riley got the call up from the practice squad after Chance Warmack (finger) was placed on IR. The 2015 undrafted free agent spent last season on IR after suffering an ankle injury in August, ending his rookie season hardly before it get started. Riley has played both cornerback and safety in the Titans' defense but figures to contribute the most in special teams this season.
After shaking off the foot injury, Dodd should be cleared to assume his usual depth role at outside linebacker behind starters Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo. Dodd has recorded four tackles and one sack over six appearances this season.
Fasano was able to suit up despite sitting out Wednesday's practice. He scored a touchdown last week, but still hasn't caught more than one ball in a game this season.
He was on crutches after the loss to the Browns.
Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Jamon Meredith, who replaced Warmack after he went down, will continue to start at that position.
Despite a quiet performance in Week 5, Williamson has now posted at least nine tackles for the third time in his last four games. Although the sack he recorded was his first of the season, he also intercepted a pass in Week 3, and his recent versatility is making him a player to watch, as he's working himself toward being a viable IDP option.
Cox remains under the league's concussion protocol and will therefore be unavailable for Thursday. Brice McCain is next in line for an expanded role at cornerback for the Titans.
Fluellen had a good preseason but it wasn't enough to get him a spot on the 53-man roster. He'll be a candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Spence is a special-teams standout who has also started 13 games over the past two seasons, making him a viable alternative should either of Tennesee's 2015 starters at the position struggle early in the new campaign. Woodyard should slot in ahead of Spence on the depth chart if he can stay healthy, but the veteran linebacker can't afford a dip in level at age 29.
Wallace suffered a high ankle sprain during practice in early August, forcing the rookie to the sideline for a matter of weeks. The Titans take on the Panthers in their second preseason contest Saturday, but Wallace may not be ready to return to game action at this point. His next opportunity to play would be the following Saturday in Oakland.
McBride, a seventh-round pick of the Titans a year ago, was able to beat out Dexter McCluster for kickoff returning duties in training camp, but the organization decided that free agent veteran Marc Mariani was a better option to handle that role. In the event McBride fails to latch on with another team through the waiver process, he could rejoin the Titans organization as a member of the practice squad.
Douglas ranks ahead of Marc Mariani as the Titans' fifth wideout, but because Mariani is guaranteed an active slot each week due to his standing as the team's return man, there's no room in the lineup for Douglas. The 31-year-old has caught just four passes for 41 yards this season and likely won't see many opportunities if the team's wideout corps remains relatively healthy the rest of the way.
Jones is eager to showcase why he deserves his starting role, but he's also very aware that the season is a long ways ahead and anything can happen between now and then.
"I'm happy to go into the (OTAs) as a starter, but I know that nothing is set in stone and I know there's plenty of competition for that job," said Jones. "So now I'm just trying to make the most of my opportunity."
Jones, a fourth-round pick last season, played sparingly in the beginning of his rookie year -- appearing in just four of the team's first 13 games. He improved toward the end of the season and got his first start during the last game of the year against the Colts. Jones said he wants to continue to improve and show he can be a force on the defensive line.
"Right now I'm trying to work a lot on my base technique, trying to shed blocks faster and make plays," Jones said. "I'm trying to go into the season and be a playmaker."
This marks Cunningham's third team this calendar year, as the tight end was once waived by the Giants before getting the ax from the Jets on Tuesday. In nine games last season, the Southern Connecticut State product caught just eight passes for 59 yards. Now in Tennessee, Cunningham will provide depth behind Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano, and Craig Stevens.
Cassel is entrenched as the backup in Tennessee, so the Titans coaching staff opted to play him for just one drive to open the second half. The veteran is unlikely to see the field extensively unless Marcus Mariota gets hurt.
Supernaw has now tied his career high in receptions and yards with three and 32, respectively, this season. He serves mostly in a blocking role, and that hasn't changed even when starter Delanie Walker has sat.
Lewan was the beneficiary of a creative play design that left him as an eligible receiver with the only other receiver on that side playing off the line of scrimmage. Don't expect the Titans to resort to such trickery again now that opponents have seen it.
Orakpo lived in the Dolphins backfield, bringing down quarterback Ryan Tannehill twice and adding three tackles for loss. His sack total is up to 6.0 on the young season.
Johnson was shut out for the second straight week. He has been a non-factor since Kendall Wright's return from a hamstring injury.
Wright came crashing back down to earth after breaking out with 133 yards last week. The veteran slot receiver will be tough to rely on due to quarterback Marcus Mariota's propensity to spread the ball around.
Sharpe is still in line to work out pre-game to be sure, but it looks like he'll try to give it a go Thursday night. While Sharpe's production has been modest more often than not since his seven-catch, 76-yard effort in Week 1, he did rebound from a zero-catch outing in Week 6 to catch four of six targets for 59 yards this past Sunday against the Colts.
Matthews led Titans wide receivers in targets and tied for te lead in catches, but played second fiddle to tight end Delanie Walker. Walker is the only member of Tennessee's passing game that can be trusted on a week to week basis, as quarterback Marcus Mariota often doesn't have the volume or effectiveness to support multiple viable receiving options.
One of six players to notch at least 75 tackles and 11 passes defended last season, Blake will take his talents from Pittsburgh to Tennessee, where he'll join forces with fellow cornerbacks Perrish Cox and Brice McCain. In addition to the aforementioned production, Blake recorded two touchdowns (including one pick-six), one sack, and one forced fumble across 16 games.
The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game.
McCain missed practice on Wednesday as he nursed an ankle injury. Having returned to the field, look for McCain to resume his role a reserve cornerback. The 29-year-old is averaging 40 defensive snaps a game, but that number could drop due to the injury. If that is the case, expect Cody Riggs to have a larger role on defense Sunday.
McCourty now has two interceptions on the season, leaving him two shy of his career-high that he set in 2012. He's also averaging a shade less than five tackles over his last four contests. He's unlikely to be a consistent contributor in IDP leagues, but when the Titans are facing a weak pass offense, he certainly could be a consideration as a bye week or injury replacement option.
Henry has become an offensive afterthought with DeMarco Murray having proved himself capable of playing effectively on 20-plus carries per week. The second-rounder out of Alabama likely won't see many touches unless Murray gets hurt or slips up.
Merely dealing with a bruised chest, Walker didn't appear to be in any jeopardy of missing Thursday's game against the Jaguars even after he was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimation. His ability to log a full practice Tuesday confirms the sentiment while setting him for his usual workload as the Titans' only reliable receiving option.
New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.
Earlier Friday, FOX Sports 1 reported that Orakpo agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Titans. Orakpo was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft and made Pro Bowls in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
Morgan re-signed with the Titans on a four-year, $30 million deal, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The Titans took him 16th overall in the 2010 draft.
Fasano caught 25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns with the Chiefs a year ago. After five years with the Chiefs, Succop hit 19 of 22 on field goals and a perfect 27 of 27 on extra points in his first year with the Titans in 2014.
Klug, a fifth-round pick in 2011, re-signed with the Titans to a long-term deal. In four seasons with Tennessee, he's recorded 101 tackles, 14.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
The Titans have plenty of familiarity with Mariani, who was a seventh-round pick of the franchise in 2010 and made the Pro Bowl during his rookie season as a return specialist. The Bears decided to cut Mariani after training camp and go with another direction in the return game, but the Titans evidently believe the 29-year-old still has some game-breaking ability. Tennessee released receiver Tre McBride to make roster room for Mariani, who in addition to taking over as the team's primary kickoff returner, figures to be deployed occasionally in four- or five-wideout sets.
The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.
After an unappetizing preseason performance and inactive status for Sunday's season opener, Tennessee opted to part ways with Tanney on Tuesday. As a result, the Titans now list just two quarterbacks on their active roster. In all likelihood, Tennessee will look to add another quarterback before next week's game.
Succop also had an extra point try go awry due to a mishandled snaps. His made fields goals came from 48 and 44 yards out in the fourth quarter.
Both players came into the game listed as questionable. Wright is dealing with a hand injury. Walker has a knee issue. Both players will attempt to play through their injuries.
The team will also have Byron Stingily and Kamerion Wimbley. Both Stingily and Wimbley were listed as questionable. Daimion Stafford, who came into the contest listed as probable, will also be available.
Mariota's first touchdown pass was to offensive tackle Taylor Lewan from 10 yards out, while his second was a more conventional seven-harder to top target Delanie Walker. He did a good job of maneuvering Tennessee's balanced attack down the field for most of the afternoon, but had a fumble returned for a touchdown with the Titans trailing by four inside the two-minute warning. The second-year quarterback has been trending upward with an impressive 8:1 touchdown to interception ratio over the past three weeks.
Johnson wasn't able to practice throughout the week due to the neck issue, and will therefore be unable to play in the Titans' Week 8 matchup. Kevin Byard figures to get the start at free safety in Johnson's absence.
A third-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, Spence emerged as a key backup for the Steelers the past two seasons, recording 90 combined tackles in 2014 and 2015. He should help on special teams in Tennessee, and he may even compete with Wesley Woodyard for a starting spot alongside Avery Williamson.
After failing to record a sack in his first three games of the season, he's gone on a tear, resulting in 4.5 of them over his last three matchups. The seventh-year linebacker is on pace to break the 6.5 sacks that represents his career-high. However, since he only averages about two tackles per contest, he has an extremely low weekly floor, making him a high-risk fantasy option.
The Titans opted to keep just three running backs, which is one fewer than expected. Nonetheless, the team's 2015 leading rusher was able to secure a spot on the final roster unlike Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster or David Cobb. He's unlikely to see the field on offense unless DeMarco Murray or Derrick Henry get hurt, but could mix in on special teams as a kick returner.
With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.
Amaro was able to escape this week's injury report, so it looks like he'll be a healthy scratch for the home matchup against Cleveland. Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano will serve as the primary tight ends for the 2-3 Titans in the afternoon contest.
Bell dislocated his ankle back in the first day of OTAs. Rookie first-round draft pick Jack Conklin has filled in nicely at right tackle and will present a major obstacle for Bell to return to starting status in 2017.
Murray continues to handle the bulk of the Titans' rushing duties, having recorded between 21 and 27 carries in each of the team's last four contests. Meanwhile, rookie Derrick Henry has logged just 13 rushing attempts in that span.
Kern, 29, began his career with the Broncos before joining the Titans in 2009. He holds multiple franchise records including gross punting average (44.9 yards) and net punting average (40.0).
He finished fifth in the NFL in gross punting average in 2015 with a mark of 46.8 yards. Kern was set to be a free agent on Tuesday had the Titans not re-signed him.
Okotcha was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Texas at San Antonio in May.
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