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Tennessee Titans reduce roster to 53 Players

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Today, Saturday August 30th, is the cut off for NFL teams to reduce rosters down from 75 players to 53. The Tennessee Titans released 20 players today including corner back Tommie Campbell and fan favorite wide receiver Marc Mariani.

The Titans placed defensive lineman Antonio Johnson on injured reserve and traded defensive lineman Lavar Edwards to the Dallas Cowboys for an undisclosed future draft pick.

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Tennessee Titans slip past Atlanta Falcons 24-17 in third preseason game

 

Tennessee TitansAtlanta, GA – With 5:45 left in the fourth quarter, Bishop Sankey scored on a 3 yard run off right guard to give the Tennessee Titans (2-1-0) their first lead of the game over the Atlanta Falcons (1-2-0). Sankey stretched out and over the goal converting the 2 point conversion, giving the Titans a 24-17 win at the Georgia Dome.

The Falcons took their next possession down to the Titans’ 4 yard line where Tennessee’s defense stiffened. On 4th and 2, Sean Refree’s pass to Julian Jones up the middle fell incomplete, turning the ball over on downs with 1:08 remaining. The Titans ran out the clock to secure the victory.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) attempts a pass against the Atlanta Falcons are shown on the play in the first quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) attempts a pass against the Atlanta Falcons are shown on the play in the first quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans turnovers costly in 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints

 

Tennessee TitansNew Orleans, LA – With 19 seconds left in the game, Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw a pass to Marc Mariani that was deflected into the end zone and caught by Titans tight end Chase Coffman for a 1 yard touchdown.

It was too little too late for Tennessee as Maikon Bonani’s onside kick was recovered at midfield by New Orleans Saints’ Brandon Coleman sealing a 31-24 win over the Titans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws against the New Orleans Saints during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws against the New Orleans Saints during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans overcome downpour to beat Green Bay Packers 20-16 at LP Field in Preseason Opener

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Heavy rains blanked LP Field Saturday night as the Tennessee Titans (1-0-0) took on the Green Bay Packers (0-1-0) in their preseason opener. Conditions were not ideal for head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s first game as a Titan. Whisenhunt was named head coach on January 13th, 2014.

Behind 13-60 in the fourth quarter, Tennessee had the ball on their on 20. In four plays, the Titans moved the ball down to the Packers 7. From there, running back Jackie Battle took it in for a 7 yard touchdown. Kicker Brett Kern connected on the extra point to give the Titans a 20-16 lead over Green Bay. It would be the last points scored in the game.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Demitri Goodson (39) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Micheal Preston (14) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Packers 20-16. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Green Bay Packers cornerback Demitri Goodson (39) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Micheal Preston (14) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Packers 20-16. (Don McPeak-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’s Jake Locker leads Titans on game winning drive to beat San Diego Chargers 20-17

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With 2:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tennessee Titans found themselves behind 17-13 with the ball at their own 6 yard line. Titans quarterback Jake Locker takes Tennessee down to the San Diego 34 yard line with 21 seconds remaining.

Locker then throws a 34 yard touchdown pass to rookie Justin Hunter to beat the Chargers 20-17. This was Hunters first NFL reception, first touchdown and it was the game winner. The second-round pick from the University of Tennessee became the first NFL rookie since the Jacksonville Jaguar’s Ernest Wilford on September 12th, 2004 to score a game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds or less remaining in the game on his first career reception.

Tennessee Titans' rookie Justin Hunter catches the game winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining in the game. (USA Today)

Tennessee Titans’ rookie Justin Hunter catches the game winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining in the game. (USA Today)

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Tennessee Titans begin regular season at Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0)

Sunday, September 8th, 2013 | Noon CDT
Heinz Field | Pittsburgh, PA | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) open the regular season on the road this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0), marking the 76th all-time meeting between the two franchises. Kickoff at Heinz Field (capacity 65,500) is scheduled for 1:00pm EDT/noon CDT on Sunday, September 8th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF News-Channel 5. Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties while Dan Fouts provides analysis.

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

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons in preseason action. (Don McPeak/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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