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Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. Shaw says people always ask him if these are items on his bucket list. His response: He's just living. Now Shaw, diagnosed...
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All eyes on QB Marcus Mariota as Titans open training camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota barked out the snap count loud near the end of Tennessee's first practice of training camp. Sure enough, a defensive lineman jumped offside. So much for all that talk about how the quarterback might be too quiet. The No. 2 draft pick overall showed some of the skills Friday that led to him winning the Heisman Trophy last season at Oregon, completing...
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False start: Titans misspell Mettenberger's name on jersey

First, he lost his starting spot to prized rookie Marcus Mariota. Now, Zach Mettenberger can't even get a jersey with his name spelled correctly. The Titans' backup quarterback, trotted out to the first day of training camp with a jersey that read "Mettenbeger." It wasn't until after practice the second-year player realized there was an "r" missing from his name. “I didn’t even...
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Titans receiver Hunter leaving legal questions to attorney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter says he's focusing only on football during training camp, referring questions about his arrest for a fight to his attorney. Hunter spoke Friday for the first time since turning himself in July 20, and he says he's not thinking about how that arrest might affect his future in Tennessee. ''I just feel like I got to work harder...
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Tennessee Titans expected positional battles.

The Tennessee Titans are set to start training camp on Friday, July 31st. As the season gets closer, the Titans organization will have some tough roster decisions to make. Training camp will iron out a few of the wrinkles at various spots on the roster. Positional matchups to watch out for included who will emerge from the overcrowded linebacking group as well as at wide receiver...
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3 Storylines to Watch During Titans Training Camp

The Titans finished last year with a league worst record of 2-12, and losing isn’t a new trend in Music City. Since firing current Ram’s HC Jeff Fisher after the 2010 season, the Titans have gone a miserable 24-40, winning only 37.5% of their games the past four years. To be blunt, the losing ways need to change, and quickly. Here are three big things that Titans fans, and non...
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Taylor Lewan; “Our offensive line let us down last year.”

Newly anointed offensive captain Taylor Lewan of the Tennessee Titans was extremely blunt in his synopsis of last season’s 2-14 efforts. Lewan categorically placed the blame on his positional group because it was almost non-existent during the 2014 season, allowing whoever lined up under center to be sacked a total of 50 times. During his pre training camp presser, Taylor Lewan...
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Mariota anxious for first training camp with Titans

Summer break is over and Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota is more than ready to start his first NFL training camp.“Everything I’ve done in my lifetime in my career as a football player has built up to this moment, to get ready to make the most of it,” Mariota said, via the Tennessean. “So I’m excited. I can’t wait to get things going.”The Heisman Trophy...
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Whisenhunt: Titans standing by Justin Hunter

Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter faces charges in Virginia stemming from a July 3 bar fight, but the third-year player will be on the field when the Titans kick off training camp on Friday."Justin is here and he's ready to go," Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said, via ESPN. "We've communicated with the league, we feel comfortable with where the process is and he'll be on the field...
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Taylor Lewan: Titans need tougher identity

After a 2014 season in which he characterized the Tennessee Titans' offensive line as "soft," left tackle Taylor Lewan wants to see an attitude change up front. “As an offensive line, it starts with us,” Lewan said, via ESPN's Paul Kuharsky. “We have to be the foundation of this offense, the foundation of the team. And if we work together, play a little dirty, a little over...
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Titans agree to terms with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui (ee-saw-AH-koe ah-ah-TOO-ee) and placed tight end Dorin Dickerson on injured reserve. The Titans announced the moves Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Aaitui has played in four career games since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2011, and...
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Titans Sign DT Isaako Aaitui

The Tennessee Titans announced the signing of DT Isaako Aaitui on Thursday. Aaitui, 28, originally signed on with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV back in 2011. He has since played for the Jets, Saints, and most recently the Redskins. Last December, Washington signed Aaitui to a future/reserve contract. However, he was placed on waivers just a ......
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Titans to place NT Sammie Hill on PUP list

The Tennessee Titans have decided to place nose tackle Sammie Hill on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list as the team prepares to open training camp. Hill, a seven-year veteran, injured his knee over the offseason. "Physically his knee is doing really well, but football-shape wise, I'm a little concerned about that," Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said, via the Tennessean...
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Titans rookie QB tried surfing, prefers boogie board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says he isn't worried about his rookie quarterback surfing whenever he's home in Hawaii. Not that he had anything to worry about anyway; Marcus Mariota actually prefers boogie boarding. Mariota said Thursday he went surfing with some friends as a joke while he was home this summer. Mariota says he wasn't very good at surfing when...
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Titans eager to start training camp after ugly 2-14 season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans and coach Ken Whisenhunt start training camp with the promise to be better than last season's ugly 2-14 record. Seems everyone is in agreement that the miserable experience was simply unacceptable. With a revamped roster and a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback, they should be better - though nobody's offered any guarantee of what that...
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Tennessee Titans – Marcus Mariota impressing early

Marcus Mariota is getting prepped to go under the microscope. The Tennessee Titans are about to kick off training camp, and they are eager to see what they have under the hood of their unmarked sports car. Do they have a 440 big block or a 1.0 liter Fiat? Titans offensive coordinator, Jason Michael was interviewed recently by titansonline.com and he had some interesting things to...
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Former Titan Chris Hope back as scouting intern

A familiar face is back on the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park for Titans training camp, but this time in a different role.Former Tennessee safety Chris Hope, who played six seasons with the team, is back this summer as a scouting intern during camp. The 34-year-old is participating in the NFL's Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, which gives former players an introduction to world...
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NFL GM on Marcus Mariota's draft profile: 'Not having any red flags was a red flag'

Apparently one NFL general manager and head coach felt that Marcus Mariota was/is too good to be true. Wrap your head round this, from Mariota's head coach at the University of Oregon, Mark Helfrich: So, did the unnamed GM-coach tandem determine that winner of the 2014 Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien National QB Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, was too much...
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Titans Brought In CB Josh Victorian For A Tryout

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that CB Josh Victorian recently tried out out for the Tennessee Titans. Victorian, 27, originally signed on with the the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech back in 2011. Since then, he’s played for the Patriots, Saints, Steelers, Texans and Lions before signing a future/reserve contract ... The...
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Four options at WR for the Tennessee Titans, other than Kendall Wright

The Titans have arguably the worst group of wide receivers in the entire league. Kendall Wright is a fine player, but far from the ideal No.1 option that teams hope to equip their young quarterbacks with. Look at Tampa Bay, who has provided their own rookie quarterback Jameis Winston with two proven wide receivers in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. While it is still the responsibility...
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Titans 53-man roster prediction as training camp opens

It’s time for the latest installment of an annual tradition. Each season, the day the Tennessee Titans players report to training camp, I attempt to predict which players they will keep after the cutdown all the way to 53. Some years this goes kind of okay,  while in other years I end up on quixotic quests and stick on them long after it becomes obvious they are indeed quixotic...
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Titans' Orakpo: 'I feel 100 percent'

After being limited during the team's offseason program, new Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo says he's healthy and ready for the start of training camp.Orakpo signed a four-year, $32-million deal as a free agent in March after spending six seasons with the Washington Redskins. He played in just seven games last year before suffering a torn pectoral muscle."I feel...
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Titans WR Harry Douglas: Justin Hunter ready for camp

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas said fellow receiver Justin Hunter is in Nashville and prepared to take part in training camp.Hunter was arrested last week and charged with one count of felonious assault in connection with a July 3 bar fight in Virginia. The former second-round pick is free on $25,000 bound and has a court date Sept. 3."Justin is a strong-minded man...
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Marcus Mariota's 'lack of red flags' concerned NFL GM, says Mark Helfrich

According to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, an NFL GM and head coach told him that "Marcus Mariota not having any red flags was a red flag."Excuse me, can you repeat that?In an interview with ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Helfrich revealed that NFL personnel were concerned about the 2014 Heisman winning QB because his lack of issues, on and off the field. Mariota was selected No. 2 overall...
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Mariota’s lack of red flags was a concern for NFL teams

Those familiar with the saying “too good to be true” can probably relate to the evaluation some NFL teams had for quarterback Marcus Mariota. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich says he was told by an NFL coach and GM before the NFL draft that Mariota not having any red flags was...Read More
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