Titans face decisions as free agency looms

One effect of the passage of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement is the loss of a player tag: teams can use either the franchise tag or the transition tag this offseason, but not both.One team facing tough decisions is Tennessee, as quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Marcus Mariota, running back Derrick Henry and offensive tackle Jack Conklin are all unrestricted free agents.Without two tags, the Titans can only keep one of them from hitting free agency without coming to contract terms.The Titans are working to try to sign Henry, which would leave the franchise tag available for use on another player, if needed. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Friday that the Titans “plan to bring back Derrick Henry at a big number.”Quarterback Tom Brady, set to hit free agency for the first time after 20 seasons with the Patriots, also has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Tannehill on a team that many see as ready to compete for a Super Bowl ring.But on Sunday afternoon, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported the Titans were “not interested” in Brady and were “working hard to get a deal done” with Tannehill.The Titans signed Tannehill, a first-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2012, before the 2019 season to back up Mariota. When Mariota struggled, Tannehill stepped in, going 7-3 as a starter and leading the Titans to the playoffs as the sixth seed as his career was reborn. He was named Comeback Player of the Year in 2019.Tennessee advanced to the AFC Championship Game, losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Still, at 31, Tannehill was named to his first Pro Bowl as he completed a career high 70.3 percent of his passes for 2,742 yards, throwing for 22 touchdowns and six interceptions.

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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…