Titans schedule private workout with Jameis Winston

2015 NFL Scouting Combine

The Titans will again be on the lookout this spring for a franchise quarterback, and they are going to take a long look at former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Find out why the 2015 Football betting odds don’t favor the Titans at Mybookie.ag.

From all accounts, the Buccaneers, who also need a quarterback and have the first overall pick, are going to take Winston, but if he does fall a bit to two, the Titans may snag him with the second overall pick.

With the hopes that he will be available with the second pick, the Titans will bring him to Nashville for a private workout at the team’s headquarters.

Reports say that the workout is expected to be around the same time as Florida State’s Pro Day, which is March 31st.

Right now the Titans starter at quarterback is last year’s sixth-round pick Zach Mettenberger, who played last season and has a lot of learning and growing to do. That’s not to say that Winston will come in and be a world beater at QB, but at the same time, the Titans want to win now, and will put their best QB out there whoever that is.

If the Titans don’t get Winston, there’s a shot they could take Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, or they could possibly trade the pick to the highest bidder, something they could do in order to stockpile picks.

“He’s going second overall,” the unnamed G.M. said of Mariota. “I don’t know to which team, but he’s going second overall.”

That could mean the Titans could look around, and if a team like the Eagles or maybe even the Browns are in love with Mariota, they will be happy to make a deal with that team for future picks.

That doesn’t mean that the Titans would right away pass on Mariota should he be there with the second overall pick.

“If we pick him at No. 2, you definitely think he can be the Day 1 starter,” Titans caoch Ken Whisenhunt said during Tuesday morning’s AFC coaches breakfast at the league’s owners meetings. “He was impressive. … Just the short time we spent with him on the board, he was very good.

“We’re still not finished with the evaluation process with these quarterbacks. It’s going to really depend on where we end up feeling about these guys.”

The Titans were there for Mariota’s Pro Day March 12th, and it sounds like they like what they saw. A lot can happen before the May NFL draft, but it sounds like the Titans will have a new QB once their first pick is made.

Titans Come to Terms With OL Byron Stingily

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The Titans announced they have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with offensive tackle Byron Stingily.

Stingily was a sixth-round selection by the Titans in 2011 and has four years of experience with the club. Last year, he posted career highs in games played (10) and starts (5). During his time with the Titans, he had played in 20 games with nine starts.

Former Titans CB Cortland Finnegan Announces Retirement

Oakland Raiders v Miami Dolphins

Former Dolphins, Rams and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan has announced he’s retiring, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

“Spent 9 years doing something I Loved and it has payed off in so many ways,” Finnegan wrote on Instagram. “To say I have been blessed is an understatement I am forever thankful.. I have made my share of mistakes and had moments of glory. I even got into a fight in an NFL Game ( he hits like a bish)

“I’m thankful for the friends I made on and off the field love yAll. Time to move on and enjoy new people new places and new ideas. I forgot to thank all the haters I love yaAll to.”

Finnegan started a dozen games for the Dolphins last year and registered 44 tackles with zero interceptions.

Titans Deny Permission to Bucs To Talk To Mike Mularkey About OC Job

According to Sports Illustrated, the Titans have said ‘no’ to a request from the Buccaneers to interview tight end coach Mike Mularkey for their vacant offensive coordinator position, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

The Buccaneers released offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford from his contract last month. Tedford had heart surgery last year and took a medical leave of absence from the team. Quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo called plays this season for Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay finished No. 29 in scoring and No. 30 in yards gained last season. Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was a bright spot, finishing with 1,051 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

Titans at Jaguars Wednesday Injury Report

TENNESSEE TITANS
(Tennessee did not conduct a practice on Monday. The Monday practice report is an estimation.)
 

Status Report

OUT RB Dexter McCluster (knee)
DOUBTFUL T Taylor Lewan (ankle), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
PROBABLE S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Monday TE Brett Brackett (knee), T Taylor Lewan (ankle), QB Jake Locker (left shoulder), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
Tuesday TE Brett Brackett (knee), T Taylor Lewan (ankle), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
Wednesday T Taylor Lewan (ankle), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
Tuesday LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
Wednesday LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
Tuesday S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
Wednesday S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
(Jacksonville did not conduct practice on Monday or Tuesday. The Monday and Tuesday practice reports are estimations.)
Status Report
OUT DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), DT Roy Miller (knee), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
PROBABLE DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Monday QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Andre Branch (groin), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
Tuesday DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee)
Wednesday DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Tuesday QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)
Tuesday DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)
Wednesday DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Jets vs Titans

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.

Jets vs Titans NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

NEW YORK JETS (2-11) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (2-11)

SERIES

JETS TITANS
SERIES LEADER 23-17-1
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Ryan: 1-2 Whisenhunt: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 30-24 (OT) at Vikings L 36-7 vs. Giants
LAST GAME 9/29/13: Jets 13 at Titans 38. Tennessee WR Nate Washington catches 4 passes for 105 yards & 2 TDs, including 77-yarder. Titans CB Alterraun Verner records 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/29/13
BROADCAST CBS (3:05 PM CT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (NYJ), 93 (Ten.). XM: 225 (Ten.).

STATS

PASSING
  1. Smith: 166-287-1778-8-12-68.0
Locker: 80-135-936-5-7-71.1
RUSHING Ivory: 162-714-4.4-5 Sankey (R): 131-499-3.8-2
RECEIVING Decker: 55-620-11.3-4 Wright: 51-633-12.4-5
OFFENSE 319.1 305.2
TAKE/GIVE -12 -8
DEFENSE 328.8 386.5
SACKS
  1. Richardson: 6.5
Casey: 5
INTs Walls, Jarrett: 2 McCourty: 3
PUNTING Quigley: 45.4 Kern: 46.2
KICKING Folk: 92 (17/17 PAT; 25/29 FG) Succop: 64 (25/25 PAT; 13/16 FG)

NOTES

JETS: In only career meeting, QB GENO SMITH completed 23 of 34 passes (67.6 pct.) for 289 yards with 1 TD. Since entering NFL in 2013, tied for 1st among AFC QBs in rush TDs (7)…RB CHRIS JOHNSON spent 6 seasons with Titans & ranks 3rd in franchise history in rush yards (7,965) & rush TDs (50). Since entering NFL in 2008, ranks 2nd in NFL with 8,523 rush yards. RB CHRIS IVORY leads team with 714 rushing yards & needs 120 to surpass career-high 833 in 2013…WR PERCY HARVIN is 1 of 2 active NFL players with 20+ rec. TDs (21) & 5+ rush TDs (5). Led team with 124 rec. yards on 6 catches, incl. 35-yard TD, last week. In only career meeting (10/7/12 with Min.), had 8 catches for 108 yards & TD. WR ERIC DECKER posted season-high 89 rec. yards vs. Vikings. JACE AMARO (Rd. 2, No. 49 overall) leads NFL rookie TEs in catches (34) & rec. yards (291). TE JEFF CUMBERLAND had 34-yard TD catch in last meeting…DT SHELDON RICHARDSON had career-high 3 sacks & safety last week. LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 99 tackles. Since 2007, Harris is 1 of 4 NFL players with 25+ sacks (27.5) & 6+ INTs (6). LB CALVIN PACE has 3 sacks in 3 career meetings & aims for 4th in row with sack vs. Ten…TITANS: In last meeting, QB JAKE LOCKER completed 18 of 24 passes (75.0 pct.) for 149 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 130.0 rating…Rookie RB BISHOP SANKEY (Rd. 2, No. 54 overall) has 50+ total yards in 6 of past 8. Ranks 4th among AFC rookies in rush yards (499). RB SHONN GREENE has 3,938 career rush yards & needs 62 to reach 4,000 career…Last week, WR DEREK HAGAN led team in catches (6) & rec. yards (62). In last meeting, WR NATE WASHINGTON had 4 catches for 105 yards (26.3 avg.) & 2 TDs, incl. 77-yarder. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 at home. WR JUSTIN HUNTER (498) needs 2 rec. yards to reach 500 for 1st time in career. TE DELANIE WALKER ranks 2nd among AFC TEs in rec. yards (700) & has 48 catches with 4 TDs…Last week, rookie CB MARQUESTON HUFF (Round 4, No. 122 overall) scored 23-yard TD on 1st career INT. S MICHAEL GRIFFIN leads team with 94 tackles. DT JURRELL CASEY had sack in last meeting.

Jets at Titans Wednesday Injury Report

NEW YORK JETS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Antonio Allen (hand), WR Percy Harvin (ankle), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Jace Amaro (concussion), K Nick Folk (right hip), LB Trevor Reilly (concussion)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday G Willie Colon (knee), RB Chris Johnson (knee)
TENNESSEE TITANS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Michael Griffin (back), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder), T Michael Oher (toe), S Daimion Stafford (concussion), T Byron Stingily (ankle), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Taylor Lewan (ankle), WR Kendall Wright (hand)