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One year after a lengthy holdout impacted the Tennessee Titans in a negative way, the Titans avoided another potentially ensnarling situation by signing first-round pick Kendall Wright on Tuesday.
In a 9-7 season in 2011 with a new coaching staff at the helm, Chris Johnson's holdout -- which preceded his least productive pro season -- might have made the difference between the Titans' chances of qualifying for the playoffs and not qualifying, which is what happened.
With Wright, the issues weren't nearly as thorny or contentious as they were with Johnson -- though it's worth noting that another wide receiver who was a first-round pick of a fellow AFC South team, Justin Blackmon, remains unsigned by Jacksonville.
Yet the way that coaches talk about Wright, specifically offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, the Titans seemingly expect the 5-foot-10, 196-pounder out of Baylor to make a big contribution -- a factor rendered all the more acute by the uncertainty surround...
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Tennessee Titans offensive coordiantor Chris Palmer is very excited about rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright and feels like he’s going to be a star.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career (to have coached) Andre Johnson, as a rookie, had 975 yards. Terry Glenn as a rookie, had 90 catches,” Palmer said via Rotoworld.com. “I felt good about those guys, and I feel...
Kendall Wright finally signed his contract with the Tennessee Titans to make it official as training is already underway.
Wright and Jackson Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon were the only unsigned rookies up to this point.
According to sources, Wright’s deal is worth$8.2 million over a four years along with a $4.47 million signing bonus. Not too shabby.
Now it’s time for...
Tennessee Titans starting center Eugene Amano injured his right triceps in a collision in team drills Thursday night.
Amano left the field holding his arm - the one he using on snaps - and was escorted to the locker room.
''He got it caught it caught. I think a helmet hit, but I'm not sure,'' coach Mike Munchak said. ''A lot of times once the soreness...
For four seasons now, Fernando Velasco has been looking for an opportunity.
The undrafted free agent first came to the Titans in 2008 and promptly got injured at the start of his first training camp. Since that time, he spent nearly two years on the practice squad and last year as a backup guard and center.
But now, Velasco is finally getting a chance to be considered for a starting...
Back when we did the offseason round of positional analysis, Andrew was kind enough to write up our look at the running back position. Had that been my task, you would've ended up with a lot of words like "!%#!#" and ^!#$%" as I got progressively more annoyed while writing the piece and remembering the 2011 season. By now, though, it's been weeks since I&...
The Tennessee Titans may have been the most average team in the NFL last season while finishing 9-7 in a rather lackluster AFC South Division. Head Coach Mike Munchak leads a young and dynamic offense which has fans and critics wondering if they have enough experience to make a run at the division.
Here are the guys in Tennessee that you should have on your list come time to do...
Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (knee), did some outdoor running on Tuesday for the first time, according to Matt Rybaltowski of CBSSports.comFantasy Spin:Britt has a lot to deal with before he becomes a fantasy star. First is rehabilitating his knee and then he has to deal with a DUI arrest and likely suspension. Still, remember how dominating he was in the first two weeks last...
Comments on the Tennessee Titans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
TENNESSEE TITANS (21)
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 15): A quiet 9-7 in 2011 with Chris Johnson having an off year. He will be much better and this team will be in playoff hunt until end of schedule.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 17): The Week 1 starter at QB . . . Hasselbeck...