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Tennessee Titans’ general manager Ruston Webster to begin third NFL Draft

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans’ Ruston Webster, who was named general manager on January 18th, 2012, ran the Titans’ draft in each of the last two years. Those two drafts yielded 15 total players, and 13 of those finished the 2013 season on the 53-man roster or injured reserve.

Webster’s first-ever pick as general manager was Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright, chosen in 2012 with the 20th selection in the first round.

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Tennessee Titans defensive improvement in 2013 highlighted by Alterraun Verner, Jurrell Casey

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – A year after fielding the 27th-ranked defensive unit in the NFL, the Tennessee Titans finished 14th in the NFL in 2013 and were 11th best in defending the pass. On third down, the defense allowed conversions on only 34.3 percent of plays, which was good for seventh in the league.

Helped by a consistent secondary that featured cornerbacks Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner, as well as Bernard Pollard and Michael Griffin at safety, the Titans’ 15 touchdown passes allowed were the least in the NFL. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans play Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (4-4) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 | Noon CST
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (4-4) play their first of two consecutive home games against an AFC South rival, welcoming the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff in the is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 10th.

The Jaguars are the Titans’ longest-standing division rival. In 37 all-time meetings, including playoffs,
the Titans hold a 21-16 advantage.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) . (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) . (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans defeat New York Jets 38-13; Jake Locker leaves game with hip injury

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans beat the New York Jets Sunday afternoon at LP Field 38-13. The win is overshadowed by the injury to quarterback Jake Locker.

Early in the third quarter, Locker goes back to pass and just gets the ball off before getting hit by Jet’s defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson, then gets hit by defensive end Quinton Coples. Lockers goes to the ground grabbing his right hip with 11:14 left in the third quarter. He gave the fans a thumbs up as he was carted off the field.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans are on the road to face the Houston Texans Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (1-0) vs. Houston Texans (1-0)

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 | Noon CDT
Reliant Stadium | Houston, Texas | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-0) travel to Houston this week for a clash with the reigning AFC South Champion Houston Texans (1-0). Kickoff at Reliant Stadium (capacity 71,054) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 15th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play duties while Solomon Wilcots provides analysis.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. (Charles LeClaire - USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. (Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans stun Steelers 16-9 in Pittsburgh

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Football critics had the Pittsburgh Steelers winning this one. The Steelers had not lost a home opener since September 15th, 2002. The Tennessee Titans had other plans.

The game did not start well for Tennessee. During the opening kickoff, Pittsburgh kicker Shaun Suisham lands a kick on the Titans 1 yard line. Tennessee kick returner Darius Reynaud just crossed the plane of the goal line to retrieve the ball, where he took a knee in the end zone and gets tackled for a safety.

Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum (68) centers the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge - USA TODAY Sports)

Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum (68) centers the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge – USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans shine on both sides of the ball in 27-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans defense had something to prove after last week’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. And prove it they did, holding the vaulted Atlanta Falcons offense led by Matt Ryan to only field goals in the first half. In fact, the Titans were able to sack Ryan five times.

The Tennessee offense started slow on their first two possessions before Jake Locker but together a 5 play scoring drive capped by a 7 yard pass to Nate Washington in the back of the end zone. This got the Titans going and they never let off the gas going on to beat the Falcons 27-16.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night. (Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night. (Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans Roster will have several new faces in 2013

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – During the offseason, Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster oversaw the reconstruction of the roster, adding key pieces through free agency and the draft.

In late February, the Titans signed former Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson. In mid-March, Webster moved quickly once the unrestricted free agent signing period was underway, inking guard Andy Levitre (Buffalo), running back Shonn Greene (New York Jets), tight end Delanie Walker (San Francisco 49ers), linebacker Moise Fokou (Indianapolis Colts) and defensive tackle Sammie Hill (Detroit Lions) within 24 hours.

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Tennessee Titans enter 2013 NFL Draft with 10th Overall Pick, Nine Selections Total

 

78th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting

Thursday, April 25th–Saturday, April 27th, 2013 • Radio City Music Hall • New York City

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Titans own the 10th overall selection and nine total picks in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft, which begins April 25th.

Over the course of three days, the NFL will conduct the seven-round draft from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while Titans personnel will be headquartered at Baptist Sports Park in Nashville, TN.

This year’s Titans draft is the second overseen by executive vice president/general manager Ruston Webster, who was promoted in January 2012 from vice president of player personnel.

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Tennessee Titans finish strong beating Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans set out Sunday to finish their season on a high note. They did just that. With 2:14 left in the game, Josh Scobee’s onside kick went out of bounds giving the Titans the ball on the Jacksonville 49 yard line. Tennessee finished running out the clock when Collin Mooney took the ball up the middle with .34 seconds left.

The Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 in their last game of the season. Tennessee also made NFL history with two players scoring two touchdowns each on returns during the game. «Read the rest of this article»

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