Topic: National Football League
Nashville, TN – With his quarterback in place and five Pro Bowl selections due to return in 2017, among several more core players, Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson can add more through free agency and the 2017 NFL Draft.
The unrestricted free agent signing period is scheduled to begin at the start of the new league year on March 9th, when 2016 contracts expire. Players not under contract for 2017 are free to sign with another club at that point. The Titans are projected to be comfortably below the NFL’s 2017 salary cap, which will exceed its 2016 number of $155 million.
Nashville, TN – Mike Mularkey helped the Tennessee Titans achieve a reversal rarely seen in the 57-year history of the organization. He became the second coach to take over the team and in his first full-time season deliver at least six more wins than the previous year.
Sid Gillman was the first to accomplish the feat with the 1974 club that went 7-7 one year after finishing 1-13.
Mike Mularkey and Jon Robinson enter second year together; Titans own two of top 18 picks in NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans embark upon the 2017 offseason with renewed optimism. In the past year, they named a new general manager and head coach, witnessed the continued ascension of their franchise quarterback, acquired key roster pieces, and experienced one of the franchise’s best one-year turnarounds.
With stability at the top of the organization and a foundation in place, the Titans now shift their focus to free agency and the NFL Draft.
Tennessee (13-9/5-4 SEC) at Mississippi State (13-8/4-5 SEC)
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | 2:31pm CT
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee begins the back half of SEC play on Saturday when it travels to Starkville for a rematch with Mississippi State. Tipoff is set for 2:30pm CT on SEC Network.
The Vols (13-9, 5-4 SEC), winners of four straight games, are playing their second straight road contest after picking up an 87-77 win at Auburn on Tuesday night. It was UT’s fourth true road win of the season after having just achieved one such victory during the entire 2015-16 season.
That lone triumph away from home a year ago came at Humphrey Coliseum when Tennessee earned an 80-75 win over Mississippi State (13-8, 4-5 SEC).
NFL, American Heart Association, Discovery Education to host Virtual Field Trip Live from Super Bowl LI
Free Virtual Class to be Live-Streamed in Classrooms Nationwide
Dallas, TX – The NFL and American Heart Association, together with Discovery Education, will host the first-ever AHA-NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip (VFT) live from Houston on Tuesday, January 31st at 12:00pm CT during the NFL Experience Driven by Genesis.
The free virtual class will be live-streamed in classrooms across the country, reaching thousands of students. Houston Texans players Whitney Mercilus and Christian Covington and the American Heart Association’s Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D. will teach students the science behind cardio and strength exercises that NFL players use to stay fit and active.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans-Houston Texans rivalry is in its 15th year since the expansion Texans began play and the AFC South was formed in 2002. In 29 games, the Titans are 15-14 against the Texans, including an 8-6 mark at Nissan Stadium and a 7-8 record at NRG Stadium.
While the Titans have the advantage in the series, the Texans have won eight out of the last nine battles, including a current five-game streak.
Tennessee Titans (8-7) vs. Houston Texans (9-6)
Sunday, January 1st, 2017 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (8-7) conclude their season against the AFC South Champion Houston Texans (9-6). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, January 1st.
The game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy will call the action alongside analyst Adam Archuleta.
Nashville, TN – Behind 494 total yards of offense and a first-half defensive shutout, the Tennessee Titans rolled to a 36-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in a nationally-televised, primetime game at Nissan Stadium to move to 4-4 at the halfway mark of the season.
In a game in which they never trailed, the Titans tallied more first-half yards than any other team in the 2016 campaign to this point and their most total yards in a game since 2009.
Nashville, TN – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the Tennessee Titans’ longest-standing division rival. The clubs have met at least twice each year since Jacksonville began play as an expansion franchise in 1995. For the first seven seasons of the rivalry they played in the AFC Central, and for the last 15 years they have been members of the AFC South.
The teams have met a total of 44 times, with the Titans holding a 25-19 advantage. For the last seven seasons (2009–2015), the Titans and Jaguars have split the annual series.
Registration now open for select camps this summer
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans announced the launch of the franchise’s first series of youth football day camps, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Camps will take place in Memphis, Knoxville and the greater Nashville area throughout June and July of 2017, with expansion planned in additional markets in the summer of 2018.
Camps are designed for boys and girls of all experience levels, ages 6 to 14 years. Based on experience level and developmental goals, campers will select one of two instruction programs – comprehensive or accelerated.
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