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Steve McNair’s No. 9, Eddie George’s No. 27 Jerseys to be retired by Tennessee Titans

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Quarterback Steve McNair’s No. 9 jersey and Eddie George’s No. 27 jersey will be retired by the Tennessee Titans this fall to honor two of the franchise’s all-time greats.

Quarterback McNair’s No. 9 jersey and running back George’s No. 27 jersey will be retired in a ceremony during the September 15th, 2019 home opener against the Indianapolis Colts, Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has announced.

Steve McNair’s No. 9, Eddie George’s No. 27 Jerseys to be retired by Tennessee Titans September 15th.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance provides Safety, Consumer Protection Tips ahead of NFL Draft

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As many as 300,000 spectators are expected in downtown Nashville when the National Football League (NFL) holds its annual draft from April 25th–27th, 2019, in Music City. The event, which is free and open to the public, will bring worldwide attention to Tennessee.

To assist those who might be attending the event, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is offering safety, insurance, and scam prevention tips.   

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Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson to lead Draft Efforts

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This will be Jon Robinson’s fourth draft to lead as Titans general manager.

He was named to the post on January 14th, 2016, and in 2017, controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk added executive vice president to his title.

Robinson selected 23 total players in his first three drafts in Tennessee, and 15 of those picks remain with the club. During the same time period, he has engineered 15 trades and made eight waiver claims (through April 15th, 2019).

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson at the 2019 NFL Combine at Indianapolis Convention Center. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson at the 2019 NFL Combine at Indianapolis Convention Center. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

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NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee Titans hold 19th overall pick

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Nashville transforms into the epicenter of the football world next week as Music City hosts the 84th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.

The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to have the 19th overall selection and six total picks in the draft, which opens with the first round on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00pm Rounds 2 and 3 are set for Friday, April 26th, beginning at 6:00pm, and the draft concludes with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 27th, at 11:00am (all times central).

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Tennessee Titans 2019 Preseason Opponents released

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The National Football League (NFL) announced the 2019 preseason schedule this afternoon and the Titans will be hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on August 25th for a week three matchup.

Additionally, the Titans will be hosting the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in week 2 (August 15th-18th) at Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee Titans Host Super Bowl Champ New England and Sunday Night Football Versus Pittsburgh. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans Host Super Bowl Champ New England and Sunday Night Football Versus Pittsburgh. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans promote Arthur Smith to Offensive Coordinator

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The success of the Tennessee Titans tight ends was due in part to position coach Arthur Smith, who was promoted by Mike Vrabel to offensive coordinator after the season.

Former coordinator Matt LaFleur was hired as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Smith, 36, has spent eight seasons with the Titans under four different head coaches, working his way up from defensive assistant/quality control coach in 2011.

Tennessee Titans tight ends coach Arthur Smith promoted to Offensive Coordinator. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight ends coach Arthur Smith promoted to Offensive Coordinator. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans young offense has talent

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who finished his fourth NFL season, missed three total starts in 2018 due to injuries. Nevertheless, he posted his third consecutive winning record as a starter (7-6) and set the franchise single-season record with a 68.9 completion percentage.

Mariota’s 27 wins as a starting quarterback in his first four years with the club rank second in franchise annals behind only George Blanda’s 34 victories. Mariota is the fifth player in NFL history to record 12,000 passing yards (12,004) and 1,200 rushing yards (1,270) in his first four NFL seasons, joining Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Jeff Garcia and Blake Bortles.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during warm ups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during warm ups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans look to 2019 planning to Improve

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans completed their third consecutive winning season in 2018, finishing 9-7 under rookie head coach Mike Vrabel.

With the offseason now underway and roster decisions approaching, the team enters the 2019 offseason optimistic it can take the next steps to make a return to the postseason.

Since executive vice president/general manager Jon Robinson arrived in 2016, the Titans have finished 9-7 every season and advanced to the divisional playoff round following the 2017 campaign.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) talks in the huddle during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) talks in the huddle during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Former APSU Football coach Rick Christophel named tight ends coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

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APSU FootballTampa, FL – Former Austin Peay State University (APSU) quarterback, assistant coach and head coach Rick Christophel has been named the tight ends coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Former Austin Peay Football head coach Rick Christophel joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff as tight ends coach. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Football head coach Rick Christophel joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff as tight ends coach. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football head coach Mark Hudspeth announces first staff hires

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) head football coach Mark Hudspeth has announced the first additions to his inaugural staff.

Marquase Lovings joins the Governors as the associate head coach and defensive line coach, Eddy Morrissey will serve as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Chad Bumphis will be wide receivers coach, Mark Powell will coach the safeties, Jordan Frazier will be the director of football operations and Spencer Grubbs joins the staff as the director of recruiting.

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