Tennessee Titans

Stadium: Nissan Stadium | Coach: Mike Mularkey
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th136.7 (3rd)221.3 (25th)
Defense20th88.3 (2nd)269.2 (30th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
68Abdesmad, Mehdi DE6-62849/28/19911Boston College
88Amaro, Jace TE6-52656/26/19924Texas Tech
26Andrews, Antonio RB5-102258/17/19924Western Kentucky
 Barton, Karim G6-331312/13/19911Morgan State
51Bass, David (FA) OLB6-42569/11/19905Missouri Western State
 Bates, Daren LB5-1122511/27/19905Auburn
95Blackson, Angelo NT6-431811/14/19923Auburn
48Brinkley, Beau LS6-42601/25/19906Missouri
 Brown, Kourtnei DE6-42534/17/19892Clemson
31Byard, Kevin FS5-112128/17/19932Middle Tennessee State
99Casey, Jurrell DE6-130512/5/19897USC
 Cassel, Matt QB6-42285/17/198213USC
 Cliett, Reshard OLB6-22224/29/19922South Florida
78Conklin, Jack T6-63088/17/19942Michigan State
84Cunningham, Jerome TE6-32505/25/19912Southern Connecticut State
 Cyprien, Johnathan SS6-02177/29/19905Florida International
93Dodd, Kevin OLB6-52777/14/19922Clemson
83Douglas, Harry WR6-01839/16/198410Louisville
 Fluellen, David RB5-112241/29/19921Toledo
45Fowler, Jalston FB5-112547/26/19903Alabama
22Henry, Derrick RB6-22477/17/19942Alabama
 Hurst, Demontre DB5-101913/24/19914Oklahoma
94Johnson, Austin NT6-43145/8/19942Penn State
25Johnson, Rashad (FA) FS5-112041/2/19869Alabama
90Jones, DaQuan DE6-432212/27/19914Penn State
 Jones, Ben C6-33087/2/19896Georgia
71Kelly, Dennis T6-83211/16/19906Purdue
6Kern, Brett P6-22142/17/198610Toledo
64Kline, Josh G6-330012/29/19895Kent State
97Klug, Karl DE6-32783/31/19887Iowa
 Krause, Jonathan WR5-111901/18/19922Vanderbilt
 Lelito, Tim G6-43157/21/19895Grand Valley State
77Lewan, Taylor T6-73097/22/19914Michigan
 Lyons, Caushaud DT6-52841/3/19931Tusculum
87Mariani, Marc (FA) WR6-11905/2/19878Montana
8Mariota, Marcus QB6-422210/30/19933Oregon
68Marz, Tyler T6-73169/9/19921Wisconsin
66Matias, Josue G6-53091/6/19932Florida State
 Matthews, Rishard WR6-021710/12/19896Nevada
 Maye, K.J. WR5-81912/25/19941Minnesota
 McBride, Tre WR6-021012/1/19923William & Mary
23McCain, Brice CB5-919012/10/19869Utah
30McCourty, Jason (FA) CB6-01938/13/19879Rutgers
91Morgan, Derrick OLB6-42611/6/19898Georgia Tech
29Murray, DeMarco RB6-12202/12/19887Oklahoma
98Orakpo, Brian OLB6-42577/31/19869Texas
50Palmer, Nate LB6-22489/23/19895Illinois State
 Reed, Kalan DB5-1119212/29/19931Southern Mississippi
35Riley, Curtis CB6-01907/18/19923Fresno State
 Ryan, Logan DB5-111952/9/19915Rutgers
21Searcy, Da'Norris SS5-1120711/16/19887North Carolina
 Semisch, Tim TE6-82759/18/19911Northern Illinois
19Sharpe, Tajae WR6-219412/23/19942Massachusetts
36Sims, LeShaun CB6-02039/18/19932Southern Utah
20Smith, D'Joun CB5-111939/23/19922Florida Atlantic
 Smith, Tye CB6-01955/3/19932Towson
67Spain, Quinton G6-43308/7/19913West Virginia
24Stafford, Daimion (FA) SS6-12182/18/19915Nebraska
 Staples, Justin LB6-424512/10/19893Illinois
4Succop, Ryan K6-22189/19/19869South Carolina
89Supernaw, Phillip TE6-52481/30/19904Ouachita Baptist
11Tanney, Alex QB6-422011/11/19872Monmouth (Ill.)
 Trawick, Brynden DB6-222510/23/19895Troy
79Tretola, Sebastian G6-43145/1/19922Arkansas
82Walker, Delanie TE6-22488/12/198412Central Missouri State
52Wallace, Aaron OLB6-22427/8/19932UCLA
 Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/198511Bethune-Cookman
 Williams, Sylvester DT6-231311/21/19885North Carolina
54Williamson, Avery ILB6-12463/9/19924Kentucky
75Woods, Antwaun DT6-13281/3/19931USC
59Woodyard, Wesley ILB6-02337/21/198610Kentucky
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Tennessee6-5313.56-3299.926.02234
 
 
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Position Listing
Jalston Fowler
News
Fowler caught a 14-yard pass Sunday against the Raiders.

Fowler has been used almost exclusively as a traditional fullback this season. The 2015 fourth-rounder out of Alabama hasn't been the versatile weapon the Titans were hoping for when they drafted him that early.

Da'Norris Searcy
News
Searcy agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from $5.625 million to $3.4 million, ESPN.com's Field Yates reports.

Searcy also accepted a pay cut from $6.125 million to $3.8 million for 2018, with the ability to recover up to $750,000 through incentives in both years. He's been a disappointment since signing a four-year, $23.75 million deal with the Titans in 2015, recording 95 tackles and two interceptions in 29 games (27 starts). With Johnathan Cyprien signed in March and 2016 third-round selection Kevin Byard hoping to take on an expanded role, Searcy could face serious competition for a starting job.

Jurrell Casey
News
Casey recorded six tackles and a pair of sacks in Sunday's Week 17 win over Houston.

Casey finishes the season with 44 tackles and 5.0 sacks. He missed a game due to a foot injury, but played in at least 15 contests for the sixth straight season since being picked in the third round of the 2011 draft. The durable defensive lineman is in the midst of a 4-year, $36 million extension, and will be back with the Titans in 2017.

Curtis Riley
News
Riley was promoted to the Titans' active roster on Thursday.

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.

Austin Johnson
No Updates
Sebastian Tretola
No Updates
Kevin Dodd
News
According to head coach Mike Mularkey, Dodd (foot) is still dealing with some pain in his foot and is not "completely healthy", Jason Wolfe of The Tennessean reports.

Dodd ended his rookie season on injured reserve in early December after playing through a foot ailment for most of the year. The linebacker underwent surgery on his right foot last offseason and it appears he never fully recovered from the procedure, although he was able to play through the pain for nine games. The Titans will likely play it safe with the 24-year-old in hopes that he will be completely pain-free for the beginning of the regular season.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tim Semisch
No Updates
D'Joun Smith
News
Smith (illness) was removed from the Titans' injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Texans.

Smith was out sick Thursday but returned to practice in full form on Friday. He's all set for Sunday's season finale.

Sylvester Williams
News
Williams is signing a three-year deal with the Titans, ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky reports.

A 2013 first-round selection, Williams never quite lived up to expectations in Denver, recording 94 tackles and six sacks in 60 regular-season games (48 starts). Those are underwhelming numbers even for a nose tackle, but Williams will at least provide the Titans with a sorely-needed big body in the middle of their defense. Tennessee was believed to be in the mix for standout nose tackle Brandon Williams, who ultimately re-signed with the Ravens.

Reshard Cliett
News
Cliett (hamstring) has returned to practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Cliett suffered an injury on the first day of full contact drills and hasn't practiced in two weeks. The former safety has bulked up since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of South Florida and is now considered a linebacker, but needs to build up reps and get on the field for games.

K.J. Maye
No Updates
Avery Williamson
News
Williamson had seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Texans.

Williamson finishes his third NFL campaign with 103 tackles and 2.0 sacks. Seventy-two of those tackles were of the solo variety, placing the middle linebacker among the league's top 30 tacklers. He has improved every season, and should once again anchor the Titans defense next year.

David Fluellen
News
Fluellen was waived by the Titans on Monday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Fluellen didn't appear in a game for Tennessee during his brief stint on the active roster. Defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad was signed off the practice squad in a corresponding move.

Wesley Woodyard
News
Woodyard signed a two-year extension with the Titans on Wednesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

The deal will keep Woodyard in Tennessee through the 2019 season and allows him to earn upwards of $12.75 million across that time span. While the Kentucky product's 57 tackles from this past season pale in comparison to his numbers from 2014 and 2015, Woodyard still finished as the Titans' fourth-leading tackler and should continue to operate as one of the team's top defensive contributors for the foreseeable future.

Daren Bates
News
Bates signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Titans on Friday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Bates played in all 16 games last season for the Raiders, becoming a staple of the Oakland's special teams unit in the process. Titans' general manager Jon Robinson said of the newly acquired linebacker, "Bates is another fast, violent player in the kicking game. I like his intensity, like his instincts and his reckless abandon to throw himself in there to make a play." The special teamer recorded 12 tackles last season (eight solo).

Aaron Wallace
News
Wallace (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Packers.

Wallace will be sidelined due to a shoulder aliment. The reserve linebacker has only played in four games this season so his absence on Sunday shouldn't factor into the defense's game plan.

Tre McBride
News
McBride was promoted to the Titans' active roster on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McBride will add some depth to at wideout, with Andre Johnson retiring from the team on Monday. The 23-year-old isn't likely to play much of a role on offense, but could see action on special teams.

Harry Douglas
News
Douglas agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from $3.75 million to $1.75 million, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Douglas can make up some of the difference via incentives, but he probably won't get enough playing time to have a real shot at hitting those marks. He caught only 15 passes for 210 yards in 11 games last season, working as the No. 3/4 receiver in a run-heavy offense. In addition to being stuck behind Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews on the wideout depth chart, the 32-year-old Douglas likely will have to compete with at least one draft pick for the No. 3 spot. The Titans presumably hope to enter Week 1 with Douglas as the No. 4/5 receiver.

DaQuan Jones
News
Titans defensive tackle DaQuan Jones just got a promotion, and like anyone would be, he's happy about it, The Tennessean reports.

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."

Kevin Byard
No Updates
Antwaun Woods
News
Woods was signed to the Titans' active roster Wednesday.

Woods had spent the entire season on the Titans' practice squad. He takes the roster spot of Mehdi Abdesmad (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Jerome Cunningham
News
Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the Titans.

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.

Demontre Hurst
News
Hurst signed with the Titans on Monday.

Hurst spent the past three seasons with the Bears, recording 58 tackles and two interceptions in 32 games played. The 26-year-old figures to add depth and competition to Tennessee's cornerback group ahead of this season.

Matt Cassel
News
Cassel signed a contract extension with the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Securing Cassel for the next year was one of Tennessee's main priorities entering this offseason. The extension will keep the veteran quarterback as the Titans' backup for the 2017 campaign. Marcus Mariota broke his right fibula in Week 16, pushing Cassel into the starting quarterback role. In his only start of the season, he completed 16 of 26 passes for 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While Mariota is making steady progress in his recovery, it is very possible that Cassel could see starting reps during training camp and into the preseason.

Phillip Supernaw
News
Supernaw re-signed to a multi-year deal with the Titans on Friday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Supernaw recorded four receptions for 62 yards last season through 15 games. His contract extension comes on the heels of Anthony Fasano signing with the Dolphins, meaning an expanded role may be in the works for Supernaw next season. Although he isn't the flashiest of tight ends, the 27-year-old has emerged as a solid blocker in both the pass and run game.

Brynden Trawick
News
Trawick agreed to a 2-year, $4.75 million deal with the Titans on Friday.

Trawick will earn a $3 million base salary, and could see some playing time on defense after earning praise from GM Jon Robinson. The safety was limited primarily to a special teams role with the Raiders last season, but did manage to lead the team with 14 special teams tackles.

Eric Weems
News
Weems agreed to terms with the Titans on Saturday.

The Titans added a special teams ace by inking Weems on Saturday. He racked up 391 kick return yards and 273 punt return yards with the Falcons in 2016. He will take on return duties for the Titans this season but is unlikely to make much of an impact on offense.

Taylor Lewan
News
The Titans will pick up Lewan's $9.3 million contract option for 2018, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.

Lewan has been a staple of Tennessee's offensive line for the past two seasons, starting in 31 of 32 games. He has been a major reason for the revitalization of the Titans' running game, which ranked third in rushing yards last season.

Tyler Marz
No Updates
Josue Matias
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Nate Palmer
News
Palmer re-signed with the Titans on Friday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

The reserve linebacker played mostly on special teams last season, recording 12 tackles through 14 games. He could see an expanded role on defense next year, but it's unlikely he has value in IDP leagues.

Brian Orakpo
News
Orakpo had one tackle in Sunday's season finale against Houston.

Orakpo needed just half a sack over the final two weeks to tie his career high of 11.0, but failed to get it. On the bright side, the veteran outside linebacker played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season since joining the Titans while racking up a respectable 46 tackles. He looks spry as ever at age 30, and will once again be a threat for double-digit sacks in 2017.

Angelo Blackson
News
The Titans have signed four more of their draft picks on Wednesday including: Angelo Blackson, Andy Galilk, Tre McBride and Deiontrez Mount, the team announced.

Tajae Sharpe
News
Head coach Mike Mularkey said he hasn't seen Sharpe this offseason, ESPN.com reports.

Mularkey sounded slightly annoyed that he hasn't talked to or seen Sharpe, who has been training in Santa Ana, California at Proactive Sports Performance. While it isn't unusual for players to train away from team headquarters, Mularkey may have at least been expecting better communication. It should all be a non-issue if Sharpe is present and in good shape for the start of the team's offseason program Apr. 17. The beginning of the program isn't mandatory, but it sounds as if he's expected to attend. Sharpe and Rishard Matthews are penciled in as the starting receivers, but Tennessee likely will try to add more talent out wide during the upcoming draft.

Rishard Matthews
News
Matthews caught nine of 13 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Texans.

Matthews saw no decline in performance despite the downgrade at quarterback from Marcus Mariota (leg) to Matt Cassel. He was kept out of the end zone in his first four games with the Titans, but scored nine times in the last 12. With Mariota scheduled to be back from his broken fibula by the beginning of next season, Matthews will have a great chance to build on this 65-catch, 945-yard campaign.

Karim Barton
News
The Browns signed quarterback Connor Shaw, linebackers Justin Staples and Keith Pough, offensive linemen Patrick Lewis and Karim Barton, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi and receiver Charles Johnson to their practice squad.
Tye Smith
News
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Ben Jones
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

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. 

Brice McCain
News
McCain (knee) was able to return to Sunday's game against the Colts, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports.

McCain was forced to the sideline earlier in the contest due to a minor knee injury, but was eventually able to return and even record an interception. He'll likely be good to go in Week 12 against the Bears, barring any setbacks.

Jason McCourty
News
McCourty (chest) was released by the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

McCourty's release comes after he spent the first nine seasons of his NFL career with Tennessee. The 29-year old cornerback had 69 tackles and 12 passes defensed, including two interceptions, in 14 games played last season. His release leaves the Titans with Leshaun Sims and Logan Ryan as the team's starting corners, though they could add a rookie early on in the draft. McCourty is now a free agent and likely won't struggle finding a new club to sign with.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jonathan Krause
News
Krause was released from the Bucs practice squad Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The 24-year-old had been brought back to the pratice squad back on Sept. 28, but was jettisoned Wednesday to make room for the return of Russell Hansbrough and Josh Keyes to the unit. Krause has shown some promise at both receiver and returner, so a potential return later in the season isn't out of the question.

Derrick Henry
News
Henry is expected to play second fiddle to DeMarco Murray (foot) out of the Titans' backfield next season. On Wednesday, head coach Mike Mularkey confirmed as much, calling Murray "the guy," according to Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Despite admitting that he played through a torn plantar plate in his right foot in 2016, Murray still gobbled up 81 percent of the Titans' offensive snaps, which translated to 20-plus touches in 11 of 16 games. Meanwhile, Henry's earned 25 percent of such snaps, churning out 490 yards and five touchdowns on his 110 carries. The Titans' run-first mentality should afford him a similar workload in his second season, but a serious injury to Murray may be the only way Henry is truly unleashed.

Tim Lelito
News
Saints coach Sean Payton said at the annual NFL meeting that he doesn't think the moves the team has made this offseason have opened any holes in the starting lineup, indicating specifically that Tim Lelito would join Jahri Evans as the team's starting guards after the departure of Ben Grubbs, Saints.com reports.

"Those aren’t holes," Payton said about losing Grubbs and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. "We’re not moving a player if we feel like there’s no…we feel like we have a pretty good idea of how everything is lining up. We’ve got a center we know that starts in this NFL, we’ve got a guard, (Tim) Lelito will play left guard, Jahri Evans is the right guard. The same way at receiver. So we weren’t looking to make a move that created another 'must'."

Lelito played 294 snaps on offense last season, per Pro Football Focus, and graded out positively as a run blocker and negatively as a pass blocker.  He was an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.

Delanie Walker
News
Walker caught five of eight targets for 35 yards Sunday against the Texans.

Walker and wide receiver Rishard Matthews combined for 14 of the 16 completions by backup quarterback Matt Cassel, who started the finale after Marcus Mariota broke his leg in Week 16. The veteran tight end backed up his first career 1,000-yard campaign in 2015 with 65 catches for 800 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns this season. Walker will reprise the starting role next year, but could start to slow down given that he turns 33 in August.

Josh Kline
News
Patriots rookie starting center Bryan Stork is not practicing Wednesday, reports MassLive.com. He suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of the playoff win over Baltimore and did not return.

If Stork can't play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts, right guard Ryan Wendell will start at center with Josh Kline replacing Wendell.

New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.

LeShaun Sims
News
Sims (concussion) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Sims entered the concussion protocol after Saturday's loss to Jacksonville. Players often miss at least one game after being concussed but Sims appears on pace to return without missing a game.

Karl Klug
News
Klug (Achilles) shed his walking boot and expects to be ready for training camp this summer, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. "It sounds like camp is going to be a go. So now I just have to put the work in to get ready," Klug said.

Klug, who ruptured an Achilles tendon in Week 16 of last season, is roughly three months removed from corrective surgery and has progressed to walking around on his own two feet since shedding his medically-prescribed walking boot in early March. With training camp still over four months away, the veteran still has plenty of time to make a full recovery and should return as a key piece of the Titans' defensive line rotation if he can avoid any and all setbacks.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Justin Staples
News
The Titans have promoted Justin Staples to their live roster and added fellow linebacker Yawin Smallwood to their practice squad.

Staples, who was previously with Cleveland, has yet to play a down in the NFL. Smallwood was cut before the regular season by Atlanta.

Marc Mariani
News
Mariani recorded a 15-yard carry Sunday against Houston.

Mariani's only offensive touch of the season came in the season finale. The return specialist finishes with 560 kickoff return yards and 235 punt return yards without a touchdown. He made the Pro Bowl back in 2010, but may not be back with the Titans next year after this pedestrian campaign.

David Bass
News
Bass (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Saturday's game against the Jaguars.

Bass may be dealing with lingering effects from a groin injury that kept him out of last week's win over the Chiefs, so the Titans will be a bit thin at outside linebacker in Week 16.

Alex Tanney
News
Tanney was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Jason Wolf of the Tennessean reports.

Tanney has been on the Titans practice squad since Week 2 and he'll suit up for the team for the first time in Week 17. He was promoted as a result of Marcus Mariota (leg) moving to injured reserve. Tanney will serve as the backup quarterback behind Matt Cassel.

Johnathan Cyprien
News
Cyprien will sign with the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Cyprien has never recorded less than 100 tackles in his NFL career thus far, and while he struggles sometimes in pass coverage, he is nevertheless a very talented player who should provide a boost to Tennessee's defense. It will be interesting to see if Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau utilizes Cyprien in a similar fashion to the way he deployed fellow strong safety Troy Polamalu during Lebeau's prosperous stint in Pittsburgh.

Ryan Succop
News
Succop made his lone field goal attempt from 35 yards and added three extra points in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Texans.

Succop finishes with 22 made field goals on 24 attempts while converting 39 of 41 extra points. He didn't miss a single kick after Week 8, converting his final 11 field goal tries and 22 PATs. The 30-year-old veteran will be back with the Titans in 2017 for the final year of his three-year deal.

Daimion Stafford
News
Stafford (hamstring) does not appear on the Titans' injury report Wednesday.

Stafford missed his first game of the season in Week 12 against the Bears but has since been afforded the Titans' bye in Week 13. Due to his absence from the injury report, the former seventh-rounder should be available this weekend against Denver.

Marcus Mariota
News
According to head coach Mike Mularkey, Mariota (lower leg) remains on track for recovery and could begin running next week, Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com reports.

Mariota has been present for the Titans' voluntary offseason program and is recovering ahead of schedule. He is currently able to jog lightly, but running at full speed is a whole different beast the 23-year-old will have to tackle. Look for more updates to come sporadically throughout OTAs and rest of the offseason as Mariota returns to full strength.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Caushaud Lyons
News
The lone injured player on the inactive list posted by the Steelers for their season opener Thursday night against New England is quarterback Landry Jones, who is dealing with a concussion.

Also inactive are tight end Jesse James, wideout Sammie Coates, cornerback Ross Cockrell, defensive ends Letterius Walton and Caushaud Lyons and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard.

Rashad Johnson
News
Johnson (neck) practiced in full Wednesday.

Johnson missed each of the Titans' last two games with a neck injury. Now back at practice -- and participating without limitation -- he appears set to play this weekend against the Packers.

Kourtnei Brown
News
Brown was re-signed to the Bucs on Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The linebacker/defensive end returns to the Bucs after having been waived in late September. Brown displayed some play-making potential in preseason with three sacks, a pick-six and a fumble recovery and also played 19 total snaps between defense and special teams in Week 2. However, he's unlikely to receive a call-up to the active roster unless injury strikes.

Derrick Morgan
News
Morgan recorded five tackles in Sunday's season finale against the Texans.

Morgan finishes the 2016 campaign with 33 tackles and a career-high 9.0 sacks. Fellow outside linebacker Brian Orakpo added 10.5 sacks on the other side, as the two pass rushers formed one of the most effective tandems in the league. Rookie Kevin Dodd was supposed to play in a rotation with Orakpo and Morgan, but foot injuries and ineffectiveness prevented him from sapping many snaps. Morgan will be a major component of Tennessee's defense next season after racking up at least six sacks in four of the past five campaigns.

Jack Conklin
No Updates
Kalan Reed
News
Reed was promoted to the Titans' active roster Monday.

Reed, a rookie seventh-rounder from Southern Mississippi, was previously stationed on Tennessee's practice squad, but he'll now replace veteran cornerback Perrish Cox, who was released in a corresponding transaction Monday.

Antonio Andrews
News
Andrews won't receive a restricted free agency tender from the Titans, Jason Wolf of the Tennessean reports.

Andrews had 143 rushing attempts for 520 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, but the additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry last offseason relegated him to just two carries and 15 yards in 2016. By not extending Andrews a restricted free agent tende, the Titans are enbabling him to test the open market when free agency officially opens Thursday afternoon. He'll likely look for a team that offers him more playing time in 2017.

Quinton Spain
No Updates
Dennis Kelly
News
The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants.

With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.

Logan Ryan
News
Ryan signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Titans on Thursday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

The first day of free agency had been quiet for the Titans prior to the shrewd signing of Ryan, a 26-year-old corner who led the Patriots in tackles in 2016. In addition to being a sure tackler, Ryan has shown strong cover skills, racking up 25 pass breakups and six interceptions over the past two seasons. He figures to immediately earn a starting role in the Titans' secondary.

Jace Amaro
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Amaro (quad) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

Amaro briefly appeared on the injury report this week with a quad issue, but that lasted just one day after he was only limited during Tuesday's practice. Even though he now has a clean bill of health, Amaro hasn't seen any offensive snaps since Week 12 against the Bears.

DeMarco Murray
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Head coach Mike Mularkey considers Murray (foot) to be "the guy" in the Titans' backfield, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. "He has shown he is the guy and he will continue to be that guy," Mularkey said Wednesday.

Mularkey was asked whether 2016 second-round pick Derrick Henry will be a bigger part of the offense next season, to which the head honcho expressed his support of Murray as the main man. Henry is an insurance policy in the event Murray suffers an injury, but the latter didn't miss one game in his first campaign with the Titans, despite coming down with a torn plantar plate in his right foot in Week 8. Mularkey is a proponent of "a one-two punch to smash it down peoples' throats," so the 29-year-old Murray may yield some touches at times to his younger counterpart. Considering Mularkey's other comments, though, a healthy Murray should be the recipient of 20-plus touches per game, as he was on 11 occasions last year.

Mehdi Abdesmad
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Abdesmad (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

The defensive end suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's loss to the Jaguars, effectively ending his season. In two games with the team he recorded one tackle, primarily serving a reserve role. The Titans promoted Antwaun Woods from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

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Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Brett Kern
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Titans punter Brett Kern has been re-signed to a five-year, $15 million contract, according to The Tennessean. The team later confirmed the report.

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.

Beau Brinkley
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The Titans have brought back long snapper Beau Brinkley with a new contract, the organization announced on Sunday. 

Brinkley has appeared in every game for the Titans since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2012. The Tennessean reported Brinkley's deal is for five years and worth $5.75 million

 

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