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Zaviar Gooden is officially a member of the Tennessee Titans.
FOX Sports has learned that the former University of Missouri linebacker agreed to terms Tuesday with the Titans on a four-year rookie contract. Financial details weren't immediately available.
A third-round draft pick (97th overall selection), the 6-foot-1, 234-pound Gooden was one of the fastest linebackers in the 2013 NFL draft class. Gooden's draft stock may have gotten hurt by a hamstring injury that limited him to seven starts as a senior.
Although projected as a backup linebacker entering his first NFL training camp, Gooden will have the chance to make an immediate impact on special teams.
The Titans still must sign the top three picks in their eight-man draft class: Alabama guard Chance Warmack (first round), Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter (second) and Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (third).
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Kenny Britt is on his ninth life.
The talented yet trouble-minded wideout is coming off another off-season that was tainted by trouble.
His 2012-13 season was largely a wash thanks to knee issues that have dragged him down on the field since 2011.
He is walking into the last year of his rookie deal and yet he feels that he has nothing to prove.
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Michael Roos remains Tennessee's left tackle, and Jake Locker doesn't have to compete just to keep his starting job at quarterback. Chris Johnson also is safe along with a handful of veterans, especially those free agents the Titans brought in earlier this year.
Everyone else? Well, coach Mike Munchak has made it clear that depth charts now are only a guide for practice...
I'm still in Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 writing season, but my head is a little higher above the water now so I'll be back here on a somewhat more frequent basis than I have been lately. Even if I were writing regular weekday posts, though, I wouldn't be spending much, if any, time on what I like to think of as "O T ephemerA." They're grist for the...
Gregg Williams is back in the NFL after spending a season in the NFL's purgatory for the bounty-gate scandal.The Tennessee Titans are looking to improve upon one of the most point generous defensive units from a season ago that set an NFL benchmark in points allowed.Williams will team-up with former coaching partner, Jerry Gray.Williams' official role is titled as 'senior...
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press the Lions added some depth up the middle with the signing of veteran offensive lineman Leroy Harris.
#Lions have agreed to terms with OG/C Leroy Harris. He worked out for the team 2 weeks ago. Started most of the last 3 years for the #Titans
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) June 3, 2013
Harris according to Pro Football Talk started...
Bud Adams did it again. Billionaire Bud Adams (net worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes) let his 2013-14 Tenn…
There once was a time when Chris Johnson had earned the nickname CJ2K. Those days are gone, as Johnson has been effective at times but disappointing for the most part since his 2,006-yard season in 2009. The Titans’ poor offensive line play has not made life easy on the 27-year-old, but his effort has been [...]
My fantasy team from last season is wondering where those yards were then, but I digress. Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has seen himself fall out of the ‘best RBs in the league’ conversation over the past few years with the emergence of Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster. Be that as it may, Johnson [...]
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has seen and heard all the praise Adrian Peterson got this season after rushing for 2,000 yards, and he wants in.
Johnson was a guest on the Jim Rome show, and even though its been three years since 2,509 total yards from scrimmage, Johnson told Rome he will rush for 2,000 yards again as a Titan.
“I know I have another 2,000-yard season...
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson was a guest on Jim Rome’s nationally syndicated CBS Sports Radio show Tuesday.
When asked about Tennessee’s offseason specifics, Johnson raised some eyebrows with his brutal honesty and confidence.
On repeating a 2,000 yard season: “I know I have another 2,000 yard season in me… I would love to get 2,000 yards again, but I haven’t...
According to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett, the Detroit Lions have signed free agent guard Leroy Harris.
Harris was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 draft by the Tennessee Titans. He started on Tennessee’s line for most of the last three seasons.
The soon-to-be 29-year-old worked out for the Lions two weeks ago before signing a deal Monday. This signing adds a veteran...