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Veteran DE Jamaal Anderson, WR Armanti Edwards & QB Rusty Smith Trying Out For The Saints

  The Saints are hosting 38 players for tryouts this weekend during their minicamp that runs through Sunday, according to the New Orleans Times-Pacayune. Veteran DE Jamaal Anderson, WR Armanti Edwards, C Samson Satele and QB Rusty Smith are among the most notable players trying out for the team. Anderson, 28, was the No. 7 overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, but has bounced around...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants release four players to make room for undrafted free agents

With the New York Giants over the roster limit after signing a handful of undrafted free agents following the 2014 NFL Draft, they’ve announced the release of four players. Those players were: QB Rusty Smith LB Allen Bradford CB Junior Mertile P Jordan Gay These guys were cut to make room for undrafted free-agent signings defensive tackles Kelcy Quarles (South Carolina...
Via cover32 - Giants
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants release four players and sign five

On Monday, the Giants announced the signing of five rookie free agents, all on the defensive end of the ball. South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles, who notched 9.5 sacks in 2013, is among the Giants’ post-draft rookie additions. Also signed were Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Justin Anderson, Michigan safety Thomas Gordon, BYU defensive tackle Eathyn Manumaleuna...
Via The Giant Exiles
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants released four players today to make room for UDFA’s

Today the New York Giants released four players, including backup quarterback Rusty Smith. The club also said it had waived linebacker Allen Bradford, punter Jordan Gay and cornerback Junior Mertile. These moves were done to create roster spots for five undrafted free agents.  The team signed some very good players, including Kelsay Quarles the former South Carolina defensive...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli will likely be back for OTAs

Encouraging news for the Giants, as it appears that Eli Manning is progressing so well from his ankle surgery that he'll be able to take part in OTAs. The Giants had previously stated that they were going to shelve Eli for the spring in order to let his ankle heal. However, Eli has reportedly already been taking reps, so it looks like the Giants will act accordingly and...
Via The Giant Exiles
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Release Four Playing Including QB Rusty Smith

  According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, the New York Giants released four players on Monday including: QB Rusty Smith, LB Allen Bradford, CB Junior Mertile and P Jordan Gay. Smith, 27, lasted close to two weeks with the Giants before being cut loose. The odds of him making the team were good in the first place given that New York currently has Ryan Nassib and Josh Freeman behind...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign QB Rusty Smith after Curtis Painter surgery

Eli Manning was not the only Giants quarterback to have surgery this spring. Backup Curtis Painter underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, according to the team. He is expected to miss four weeks. With Painter down, the team signed free agent quarterback Rusty Smith, giving them five quarterbacks on their roster.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown & Analysis of Giants Starting Offense

QB:1.) Eli Manning2.) Josh Freeman3.) Curtis Painter4.) Ryan Nassib5.) Rusty SmithNow, obviously, Eli Manning is the starting QB & nothing will change that, other than his own health. The re-signing of Curtis Painter and the signing of Josh Freeman & Rusty Smith do nothing but provide depth. Eli Manning is the face of the franchise, and with this new offensive west coast...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Mock Draft: Analyzing top experts’ latest first-round selections

Just over a week remains until the 2014 NFL Draft and anticipation has already reached its peak. Fans are curious to see who their favorite team will pick in the first round with the hope of that player helping their team compete for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. The New York Giants have been a very difficult team to pinpoint throughout this process, in part because there is still...
Via cover32 - Giants
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign QB Rusty Smith, Curtis Painter undergoes knee surgery

The New York Giants announced they had signed quarterback Rusty Smith on Monday. The signing made quarterback No. 5 on the Giants’ roster, alongside incumbent starter Eli Manning, Curtis Painter, Ryan Nassib and Josh Freeman. Smith spent the first four seasons of his NFL career as a backup for the Tennessee Titans. He played sparingly, appearing in three games and starting one...
Via cover32 - Giants
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent QB Rusty Smith Works Out For The Saints

  Howard Balzer of the LockerDome.com reports that free agent QB Rusty Smith worked out for the Saints on Thursday. Smith previously worked out for the Giants in recent weeks. The Saints currently have a few quarterbacks on their roster, so this is somewhat interesting. New Orleans re-signed Luke McCown to a contract this offseason and they have Ryan Griffin as their No. 3 option...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent QB Rusty Smith Visited Giants Friday

  Howard Balzer of the LockerDome.com reports that free agent QB Rusty Smith visited with the Giants on Friday. Smith, 27, was a sixth-round of the Tennessee Titans back 2010 and spent the first four years of his career with the team. He’s appeared in three games over the course of his career, but it’s hard to imagine that the Giants would see him as competition for the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans free agency: Breaking down team's potential re-signings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During free agency last year, the Titans went on an unprecedented spending spree. More than $100 million was committed to signing free agents in hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2008. By season's end, third-year head coach Mike Munchak was fired after the team struggled to a 7-9 record. It's a completely new era for the franchise....
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ask DraftSeason | Titans Look to Add a Quarterback in the Draft?

Question: What ya thinking for my Titans … do they spend a pick on a quarterback in the first 3 rounds??? How much longer will they give Locker before they try something new? - Smokin Joe | Spring Hill, Tennessee Response: Smokin Joe, thanks for the question. There are a lot of different things I want to address in this question. 1. The Titans only own two picks in the first three...
Via DraftSeason
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Titans Signing QB Tyler Wilson

Jim Wyatt reports that the Tennessee Titans are signing rookie Tyler Wilson to their active roster. Wilson was waived the Raiders back in September, despite being a fourth-round pick back in April. He was unable to outplay undrafted free agent Matt McGloin during training camp and has been largely disappointing thus far. The Titans have Rusty Smith and John Skelton as the backups...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans Notebook: Third-string QB issues, LB Fokou returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There aren't many times during an NFL season where a team discusses thebackup to its emergency quarterback.Wouldn't that, in essence, make that player the emergency quarterback to the emergency quarterback? Sounds convoluted, but it's where the Titans (4-6) are heading into Sunday's game at Oakland (4-6), even with the signing of veteran quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

John Skelton to operate as third strong QB for Titans

The Tennessee Titans added quarterback John Skelton to their roster but the veteran is merely there for depth. Rusty Smith will remain the No. 2 quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Titans have one of the weakest quarterback depth charts in the entire league. Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to start.
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans Could Be Adding Depth At Quarterback

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that free agent QB John Skelton is visiting with the Titans again on Monday. Given that this is Skelton’s second visit in the past few weeks, Wyatt suspects the Titans could sign him to a contract. Skelton has also visited with teams like the Buccaneers and Packers since being released by the 49ers and Bengals this year. As things stand right...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans-Rams inactives, gameday thread

These are the inactives for today's Titans-Rams game.   Tennessee Titans: QB Rusty Smith, S Michael Griffin, LB Moise Fokou, LB Zac Diles, G/T Pat McQuistan, T David Stewart, DE Lavar Edwards   George Wilson will start for Griffin, Colin McCarthy for Fokou, and Mike Otto for Stewart.   St. Louis Rams: QB Brady Quinn, RB Daryl Richardson, G Harvey...
Via Total Titans
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

QB Jake Locker starting for Titans against 49ers

Tennessee is starting Jake Locker at quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers just three weeks after he was carted off the field with a sprained right hip and knee. The Titans have deactivated Rusty Smith on Sunday, leaving backup Ryan Fitzpatrick as the other quarterback active. Locker practiced all week, doing more each day, capped by a slight majority of the snaps Friday....
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jake Locker, the Titans, and the Chiefs

It is  well-known by this point that the Tennessee Titans will be without Jake Locker for likely the next three games because of his hip injury. That means backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will be pressed into duties as the starter, with Rusty Smith the new backup as the Titans finally made that roster move. In Fitzpatrick, the Titans have one of the better backup quarterbacks in the...
Via Total Titans
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans waive DE Dawson, add Smith

The Titans on Saturday released defensive end Keyunta Dawson to make room for quarterback Rusty Smith on the team’s 53-man roster. Smith will serve as Ryan Fitzpatrick’s back-up on Sunday vs. the Chiefs.
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans notebook: Team buckles down for game week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Titans have finished training camp, played four preseason games, wrangled the 53-man roster and filled the eight-man development squad. Yes, it was quite the month of August. So, what next? A Labor Day Weekend exhale? Not hardly, considering Tennessee opens the season Sunday at Pittsburgh before heading on the road again the following weekend to face AFC South...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans notebook: Team buckles down for game week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Titans have finished training camp, played four preseason games, wrangled the 53-man roster and filled the eight-man development squad. Yes, it was quite the month of August. So, what next? A Labor Day Weekend exhale? Not hardly, considering Tennessee opens the season Sunday at Pittsburgh before heading on the road again the following weekend to face AFC South...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota wraps up preseason with 24-23 win over Titans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jake Locker led the Titans to a field goal as the Tennessee Titans played many of their offensive starters in the exhibition finale, a 24-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. Locker went 3 for 5 for 31 yards in a rare bit of action for a starting quarterback in the final preseason game. Hoping to avoid a spot on the practice squad, quarterback Rusty...
Via Fox Sports North
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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