Titans make Byard NFL’s highest-paid safety

The Tennessee Titans agreed to a contract extension with Kevin Byard on Wednesday that reportedly will make him the highest-paid safety in NFL history.The team did not disclose terms, but multiple outlets report the extension is worth $70.5 million over five years with $31 million guaranteed. He is now under contract through 2024.The $14.1 million annual average sets a new benchmark over the Washington Redskins’ Landon Collins — who shares an agent, David Mulugheta, with Byard — and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu, who each changed teams in free agency this offseason. Earl Thomas, who is also repped by Mulugheta, still holds the mark for guarantees ($32 million) for a safety, on his free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens.Byard, who turns 26 next month, was set to make $2,025,000 in 2019, the final year of his four-year rookie contract.

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Observations from Weekend Practices

By Christian Kaposy It was a hot weekend at Saint Thomas Sports Park and the Titans held two practices open to fans. Here are three observations from each day of practice: Saturday, August 10th Roster Shuffle Before Practice Following Thursday’s preseason opener in Philadelphia, General Manager Jon Robinson made some changes to the roster heading…

Five Observations From Preseason Opener in Philadelphia

Five Observations From Preseason Opener in Philadelphia

  By Christian Kaposy The Titans started their 2019 preseason on a high note, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10. With many starters playing around or less than ten snaps, the second and third team members played from the second quarter on, giving the coaches a good opportunity to evaluate the young guys. Here are five…

Three Players to Watch During Tonight’s Preseason Opener

Three Players to Watch During Tonight’s Preseason Opener

By Christian Kaposy After ten training camp practices, the Titans hit the road and travel to Philadelphia to open up the preseason. With starters on both sides of the ball most likely taking just a handful of snaps, tonight will be a great opportunity for younger players to showcase their talent. Here are three players…

Training Camp Day 9 and 10: Takeaways

By Christian Kaposy and Anna Glenn Grove   Monday, August 5th Attendance Following the scrimmage at Nissan Stadium, Derrick Henry and Nate Davis were still missing from practice. Along with them, D’Andre Walker was absent as well for his first time this training camp, the reason for this is unknown. Frank Herron did not practice…