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Tennessee Titans trade up to take Southern Utah DB LeShaun Sims in the 5th Round (157th overall)

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans make a trade with the Denver Broncos to move up and take Southern Utah Thunderbirds defensive back LeShaun Sims with the 176 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Titans sent the 176 pick in this year’s draft along with a sixth round pick in 2017. Tennessee picks up an additional seventh round pick as well.

Southern Utah defensive back LeShaun Sims (36) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 157th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Southern Utah defensive back LeShaun Sims (36) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 157th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans select Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard with the 64th overall pick in the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans took Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 64th overall pick.

The 5’11”, 216 pound Byard ran the 40 yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the NFL Combine. He has a 38 inch vertical jump, made a 9 foot broad jump, benched 22 reps of 225 pounds and ran the short shuttle in 4.15 seconds.

Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard (20) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 64th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard (20) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 64th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take Alabama RB Derrick Henry with the 45th overall pick in the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner is 6’3″ and weighs 247 pounds. At the NFL Combine, Henry ran a 4.54 second 40 yard dash, had a 37″ vertical jump, a 130.0″ broad jump and run the 40 yard shuttle in 11.50 seconds.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 45th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 45th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take Penn State DT Austin Johnson with 43rd overall pick in NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans picked up Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson Friday with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

At the NFL Combine, the 6’4″ 314 pound Johnson ran a 5.32 second 40 yard dash and had a 26 inch vertical jump.

Johnson started 13 games for the Penn State Nittany Lions racking up 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown against San Diego State.

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans use Second Round Pick to get Clemson Tigers OLB Kevin Dodd

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans has selected Clemson Tigers outside linebacker (OLB) Kevin Dodd in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 33rd Overall pick.

At 6’5″, the 277 pound Dodd ran a 4.86 second 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. He has a 30 1/2″ vertical leap and a 9’2″ broad jump.

At Clemson, Dodd had 12 sacks, 23.5 tackles and 62 tackles for a loss last season. He ended with a season streak of five consecutive games with a sack.

Clemson Tigers outside linebacker Kevin Dodd was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 33rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Clemson Tigers outside linebacker Kevin Dodd was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 33rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans announce Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan to stop in Clarksville, May 2nd

 

Tennessee Titans release schedule for Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan

16 players highlight the team’s tour through the Mid-South which starts on April 30th

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced the complete itinerary for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan, a regional series of free, public autograph signings. The Caravan will make 20 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi from April 30th through May 7th.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan public stops are free events that allow fans to meet players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour.

Tennessee Titans' Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans’ Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

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Tennessee Titans announce 2016 NFL Schedule

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans open the 2016 regular season at home against the Minnesota Vikings on September 1th1 and host the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos on December 11th. The Titans also will appear in a Thursday night primetime contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on October 27th.

“Opening up with Minnesota, a playoff team, will be good test for us at home,” said Titans head coach Mike Mularkey. “We haven’t opened up at home since 2012, it will be nice for our fans – opening day for our fans, there is nothing like it.”

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APSU adds NFL wide receiver Todd Pinkston to Football coaching staff

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Veteran NFL standout Todd Pinkston has joined Austin Peay State University’s football staff as an assistant coach and will work with the Governors wide receivers.

A second-round draft pick out of Southern Miss, Pinkston became a principle target during the Donovan McNabb era in Philadelphia, catching 184 passes for 2,816 yards and 14 touchdowns from 2000-04.

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Tennessee Titans sign multi year contract with Houston Texans center Ben Jones

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Ben Jones (6-3, 308) joins the Tennessee Titans after four seasons and 64 games (43 starts) with the Houston Texans. During his four seasons in the NFL, he registered 16 starts at center, 16 starts at left guard and 11 starts at right guard.

Over the last two years, Houston ranked seventh in sacks allowed (62) and ninth in rushing yards (3,892).

Houston Texans center Ben Jones (60) agrees to multi year contract with the Tennessee Titans. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Texans center Ben Jones (60) agrees to multi year contract with the Tennessee Titans. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans make trade with Philadelphia Eagles for running back DeMarco Murray

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles that will send running back DeMarco Murray to Nashville, TN. The teams will swap fourth-round picks in this year’s NFL Draft, with the Titans moving from the second pick to the 15th pick in the round.

A five-year veteran of the league and two-time Pro Bowler (2013 & 14), Murray was the NFL’s rushing champion and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, when he rushed for 1,845 yards and led the Dallas Cowboys to their first playoff appearance since 2009.

Tennessee Titans complete deal with Philadelphia Eagles to acquire running back DeMarco Murray. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans complete deal with Philadelphia Eagles to acquire running back DeMarco Murray. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

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