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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans tendered restricted free agent center/guard Fernando Velasco.
Velasco started all 16 games for the Titans last season – 13 at center and 3 at guard. For his career, Velasco has played in 49 games for the Titans, including 19 starts.
He originally signed with Tennessee as an undrafted free agent from the University of Georgia in 2008. «Read the rest of this article»
Green Bay, WI – With 2:51 left in the game, the Tennessee Titans went 53 yards in 6 plays to get their only score of the day. The drive was capped off with a Jake Locker 2 yard pass to Kenny Britt for the touchdown.
The drive was the only positive moment in what was otherwise a down day for Tennessee as the Green Bay Packers romped to a 55-7 victory Sunday. The Packers offense was clicking as it complied 460 yards, 28 first downs and 7 touchdowns. Green Bay’s time of possession was 34:24. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak promised Friday that he would mix things up regarding practice reps in positions where there’s open competition.
Munchak was true to his word Saturday in the first practice session as players rotated in and out with different combinations, even alternating quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker between the first and second units, sometimes even within the a series.
“We think that’s the best way to do it, for them to compete that way, to avoid a lot of things,” Munchak said. “Avoid looking at the script beforehand, knowing what plays you are going to get, knowing who you are working with. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – With 3:01 left in the game, Matt Hasselbeck completes a 2-yard touchdown pass to Damian Williams to carry the Tennessee Titans past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17 Sunday afternoon.
Chris Johnson carried the ball 23 times for a season-high 190 yards against the Buccaneers for an average of 8.3 yards per carry. It was the third-highest rushing yardage total in his four-year career, and the performance ranks 13th in franchise history. His 190 yards also is the fourth-highest total in the NFL in 2011. «Read the rest of this article»
Atlanta, GA – The Titans’ present — and playoff hopes — took a hit with a 23-17 loss to the Falcons Sunday, but young players on Tennessee delivered sparks that forecasted a bright future.
Rookie first-round draft pick Jake Locker relieved veteran Matt Hasselbeck (strained elbow) late in the third quarter with Tennessee trailing by 20. Locker showed composure, however, in leading the Titans to touchdowns twice in the three possessions he had at the Georgia Dome.
Rookie fourth-round draft pick Colin McCarthy relieved veteran middle linebacker Barrett Ruud in the second quarter, and finished with a team-high 10 tackles, including three for loss, and forced a fumble by Michael Turner that kept the Titans in the game. Will Witherspoon recovered the fumble, giving the Titans the ball at their own 14-yard-line. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (3-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-7)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (3-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (0-7) this week in the second of three consecutive home games. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 30th. The Colts are the Titans’ second consecutive AFC South opponent.
Last week, they hosted the now-first-place Houston Texans (4-3) but were unable to keep up in a 41-7 defeat. With their win, the Texans took sole possession of first place in the division. The Jaguars (1-5 entering Monday night’s game vs. Baltimore) and Colts are in third and fourth place, respectively. The Titans will be playing their 100th regular season game at LP Field this week. In the first 99 contests at the venue, which opened in 1999, the Titans are 62-37 (.626). «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – General Manager Mike Reinfeldt – (opening statements) – I want to thank everybody for coming today. As Steve said, we’d like to really focus on the draft here. The 2011 draft, I think it’s a solid draft. I think there’s some real strengths in some areas, and I think there’s some other areas that aren’t quite as good.
Obviously, some of the questions you might have might be about certain players. Maybe Ruston would start there, and Coach Munchak, more the strengths of the team and the weaknesses and the areas of need. But what I’d like to do is just kind of open it up for questions. «Read the rest of this article»
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