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2012 Tennesse Titans Community Man of the Year is Jared Cook


Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans announced today that tight end Jared Cook has been named the 2012 Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner.  Cook was selected by a voting panel that consisted of his teammates, Titans staff, members of the news media and local non-profit and community executives for his dedicated community service.

Cook is now a finalist for the league-wide 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award that will be awarded during Super Bowl week in New Orleans.  This prestigious NFL award has been in existence since 1970 and is the only NFL award that honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities.

Jared Cook in the Community. (Tennessee Titans Staff Photo)

Jared Cook in the Community. (Tennessee Titans Staff Photo)

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Tennessee Titans visit Minnesota Vikings Sunday Afternoon


Tennessee Titans (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (3-1)

Sunday, Oct. 7th, 2012 • 3:25 pm CDT • Mall of America Field • Minneapolis, MN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-3) play their second consecutive road contest this week, traveling to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Vikings (3-1). The late-afternoon kickoff at Mall of America Field (capacity 63,731) is scheduled for 3:25pm CDT on Sunday, October 7th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF News-Channel 5. Bill Macatee will handle play-by-play duties while Steve Tasker provides analysis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans’ Keith Bulluck announces his Retirement


Third-leading tackler in franchise history signs contract to end career with Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Linebacker Keith Bulluck announced his retirement from the NFL today as a member of the Tennessee Titans.

Bulluck, who played a total of 11 seasons with the Titans (2000­–2009) and New York Giants (2010), signed a contract with the Titans and will formally submit his retirement to the NFL tomorrow.

“Growing up as a foster kid from the age of 12 to 18 in Rockland County (N.Y.), playing football at the collegiate and professional levels was a dream I always had,” Bulluck said. “I earned opportunities to play for Syracuse University, the Tennessee Titans and my hometown New York Giants, and my upbringing allowed me to develop the focus and determination I needed to be successful at each level. I’ve been blessed and am very thankful to my university and these great organizations for allowing me to showcase my talents on and off the field.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans visit the Atlanta Falcons in a late Afternoon Game


Tennessee Titans (5-4) at Atlanta Falcons (5-4)
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 • 3:15pm CST
Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Titans (5-4) go on the road against an opponent from the NFC South for the second consecutive week, as they travel to face the Atlanta Falcons (5-4) on Sunday, November 20th. Kickoff at the Georgia Dome (capacity 71,228) is scheduled for 3:15pm CST. The time was changed to 3:15pm from its originally-scheduled time of noon CST.

Currently in second place in the AFC South after last week’s victory at Carolina, the Titans are looking to gain ground on the first-place Houston Texans, who are 7-3 entering their bye this week. The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) and Indianapolis Colts (0-10) are in third and fourth place in the division, respectively. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans face road test against Carolina Panthers


Tennessee Titans (4-4) at Carolina Panthers (2-6)
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 • Noon CST
Bank of America Stadium • Charlotte, NC • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With the Titans (4-4) at the midpoint of their season, they begin a stretch of three consecutive games against teams from the NFC South this week, traveling to take on the Carolina Panthers (2-6). Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium (capacity 73,504) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 13th.

There is no current NFL team the Titans/Oilers have played fewer times than the Panthers, as this week will be just the fourth all-time meeting. Carolina, which launched as an expansion franchise in 1995, won the initial matchup in 1996, and the Titans took the two most recent pairings in 2003 and 2007.

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Titans open Preseason against Vikings at LP Field


Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-0)
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 • 7:00pm CDT • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) open their preseason season schedule this week, hosting the Minnesota Vikings (0-0) at LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th.

The Titans and Vikings earned identical 6-10 records in 2010, and each team will take the field with a markedly different appearance from one year ago. The changes include new head coaches, assistant coaches and quarterbacks who are hoping to make a quick impact and reverse their team’s recent fortunes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Titans Standing for Strong Father-Daughter Bonds


Tennessee TitansResearch confirms that the benefits of healthy father-daughter bonds result in decreased rates of promiscuity, substance abuse, dropping out of high school, image obsession, depression and even suicide. 

To help strengthen communication and enhance time spent together between teen/young adult daughters and their dads, Titans Assistant Head Coach Craig Johnson and Linebacker David Thornton have gotten behind the Nashville Father-Daughter Summit, a program of the National Center for Fathering that will be presented this Saturday, September 11th, at Hendersonville Church of Christ.

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Titans Training Camp begins Saturday, July 31st


Four weeks of practices open to the general public; single-game tickets also on sale July 31st

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN — The Tennessee Titans begin training camp in Nashville on Saturday, July 31st. Fans are invited to attend a total of 18 practices during the four-week camp, all free of charge. It is the only time of the year that practices are open to the general public.

Once again this year the Titans will conduct training camp practices at Baptist Sports Park, where the vast majority of the team’s camps have been conducted since the team moved to Tennessee in 1997. The Titans held camp at Tennessee State University from 1997-98, Baptist Sports Park’s Bellevue location in 1999 and their current facility in MetroCenter since 2000 (other than two weeks of camp in 2006 at Austin Peay State University). «Read the rest of this article»

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