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Titans TE Delanie Walker Says He Nearly Died from an IV

On the debut episode of “Bussin’ With the Boys,” the podcast hosted by Taylor Lewan and Will Compton, guest Delanie Walker was part of a lengthy conversation about pain meds and IVs that are a regular part of NFL Sundays, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.

Both Walker and Lewan spoke of issues or apparent issues with IVs, which are commonly taken at halftime or before games to prevent or deal with dehydration.

“If you get a certain amount of CCs of air in your blood system… like 100 CCs will kill you,” Lewan said. “If you get enough, it will make your heart dilate in a certain way…” [Unlocked]

“Yeah,” said Walker. “I got fluid in my lungs and damn near died almost in the game… The guy just wasn’t paying attention and the fluid was out so air seeped into my…”

He seemed to be talking about a preseason game against the Raiders in Oakland in 2016.

Former Titans Cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Announces Retirement

Former Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.com.

Jones announced the news himself in an Instagram video on Friday. The No.6-overall pick in the 2005 draft out of West Virginia by the Tennessee Titans, Jones immediately made an impact in the league as both a shutdown corner and a returner but numerous off-field incidents threatened to permanently derail his career at several junctures.

In one of the most shocking, Jones was involved in a fight at a Las Vegas strip club that was followed by someone in Jones’ entourage returning to the club and opening fire. Three people were injured and Jones was charged with felonies before pleading no contest to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct.

Jones was suspended for the entire 2007 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as a result of the off-field troubles and returned with the Cowboys in 2008. He served another suspension during the season, didn’t play at all in 2009 and then joined the Bengals for the 2010 season.

Jones finally seemed to turn a corner in Cincinnati under coach Marvin Lewis, where he played eight years, even being named first-team All-Pro in 2014. But he has struggled with injuries the past few seasons and has not played a full 16-games season since 2016.

The 35-year-old has been out of the league since being cut by the Denver Broncos in November. Jones ends his career with 17 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, and five punt-return touchdowns.

Titans Have No Interest in Veteran Pass Rusher Ndamukong Suh

While it’s not clear if the Titans will be looking at any remaining veteran additions before training camp, it is clear they will not be looking at one: Ndamukong Suh, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.

The Titans courted him last spring before the former Lions and Dolphins defensive lineman landed with the Los Angeles Rams for a one-year deal reportedly worth $14 million.

But indications are that the Titans do not judge Suh to be a fit and that they may not have been as high on him as we believed a year ago after they had him in for a visit in March.

The market for Suh has been quiet, with an early report indicating he prefers to stay West if possible.

Titans to Decline the Fifth-Year Option on OT Jack Conklin

The Titans are expected to decline the fifth-year option on offensive tackle Jack Conklin according to Pro Football Talk.

The Titans selected Conklin with the eighth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. He became an immediate starter with the team during his rookie campaign and earned a first-team All-Pro selection.

Conklin started all 32 regular-season games during his first two seasons, but started only nine games last year due to multiple injuries.

He suffered an ACL injury in the 2017 postseason and missed the first three games in 2018 while he recovered. He also sat out Week 10 with a concussion before a knee injury sustained in Week 14 led to his placement on injured reserve.

Conklin’s latest string of injuries likely played a role in the Titans’ decision to pass on his option. He can use the 2019 season to earn a large contract with Tennessee or during free agency in 2020.

Check Out the Complete 2019 Tennessee Titans Schedule

The 2019 NFL Schedule is out – and Titans fans you can start to look at what trips you want to take and days off as well!

Here it is – the complete 2019 Titans slate!

Sept. 8 at Cleveland Browns 1:00
Sept. 15 Indianapolis Colts 1:00
Sept. 19 at Jacksonville Jaguars (Thu) 8:20
Sept. 29 at Atlanta Falcons 1:00
Oct. 6 Buffalo Bills 1:00
Oct. 13 at Denver Broncos 4:25
Oct. 20 Los Angeles Chargers 4:05
Oct. 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00
Nov. 3 at Carolina Panthers 1:00
Nov. 10 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00
Bye
Nov. 24 Jacksonville Jaguars 4:05
Dec. 1 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00
Dec. 8 at Oakland Raiders 4:25
Dec. 15 Houston Texans 1:00
Dec. 22 New Orleans Saints 1:00
Dec. 29 at Houston Texans 1:00

Titans Schedule to Be Released Wednesday Evening by the NFL

Get ready Titans fans – the NFL schedule is ready to be released! The league announced today that the full slate for all 32 teams including all the big prime-time and holiday games will be released on Wednesday evening in a televised event.

If you have forgotten by now, here’s the teams that the Titans will take on this upcoming season.

Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota Puts on the Pounds, Will it Translate to Wins in 2019?

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is bigger, and hopefully better, and spoke to the media on Monday during the first day of the teams’ offseason workouts about the 5-10 pounds that he put on this offseason.

“I’m a little bit heavier,” Mariota said via ESPN.

“When it comes down to it, being able to absorb the hits and be healthy for a full year, those things haven’t happened yet. I am doing my best to be on the front end of it and allow myself to be able to play all 16.”

If the Titans are going to be successful moving forward, they need Mariota to be better, and for the players around him to be the same.

Last season the club missed the postseason despite going 9-7, after making it and winning a wild card game the year before.

If the club is going to turn the corner and challenge for the AFC South in 2019, they need a healthy and motivated Mariota to be a force at the QB spot.

“Marcus looks good…I am looking for a strong player. This is a big league,” coach Mike Vrabel said.

“I remember playing against John Elway, Dan Marino, and these quarterbacks that are big men. I want to make sure that we are doing everything we can and he’s doing everything he can to stay healthy and durable and help us on the field.”

Titans Grab QB Ryan Tannehill from the Miami Dolphins in a Trade

The agents for Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill have announced on Twitter that their client has been traded to the Tennessee Titans.

Tannehill has also reportedly signed a new one-year deal worth $7 million a drastic cut his salary from the $18.725 million he was due to make under the terms of his contract with the Dolphins.

According to multiple reports, the Titans are sending a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick to Miami for Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick.

The 30-year-old Tannehill, originally the Dolphins first-round pick in 2012 out of Texas A&M, showed flashes of talent during his seven-year run in Miami but proved injury-prone and struggled as a downfield passer.

This is actually a brilliant move by the Titans as it secures them a solid backup quarterback capable of winning games beihind the talented but oft-injured Marcus Mariota. Mariota missed three games last year and has missed at least one game in all four of his NFL seasons so it seems likely Tannehill will be starting some games in Tennessee in 2019.

As for the Dolphins, Jake Rudock and David Fales are the only quarterbacks currently under contract after Teddy Bridgewater spurned the team to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints.