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Titans LT Taylor Lewan Glad the Team Didn’t Ink Tom Brady

Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan says that Tom Brady’s pedestrian golf skills temper the sting of not signing “the best football player of all time,” Samantha Previte of the New York Post reports.

“As far as Tom Brady coming, Tom Brady is the best football player of all time there’s no argument there,” Lewan told Michael Giardi of NFL Network recently. “He’s a really bad golfer which makes us all feel a lot better about ourselves.”

Brady, 42, was frequently linked to the Titans — who quelled the Patriots’ playoff bid in the AFC wild-card round — this offseason with quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s future up-in-the-air.

“You watch the headlines, you become a fan. You’re looking, ‘OK, is he coming? Is he not? What’s going on?’” Lewan said of Brady, who ultimately signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Buccaneers.

The speculative connection was due in part to Brady’s relationship with Titans head coach and former Patriots linebacker, Mike Vrabel. Brady and Vrabel were teammates from 2001-2008 and were members of three Super Bowl-winning teams together. The two have remained close since Vrabel left New England and FaceTime each other like “girlfriends on a weekend.”

“Him and Vrabel are friends, and I think Vrabel wants him to be a little bit more friends than they actually are, and I don’t know the whole gig,” Lewan said.

The Titans were the first of Brady’s publicized suitors to drop out of the sweepstakes, and gave Tannehill a four-year, $118 million extension before the start of free agency. Lewan was quick to praise the 31-year-old signal-caller, who was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in February.

“At the end of the day, I’m happy we stuck with Ryan [Tannehill],” Lewan added. “I’m happy that Ryan is on the team because I think he’s the right guy for the job to get us to the next step.”

Titans 2020 Schedule Released, Team to Open on MNF in Denver

The Titans 2020 schedule has been released, and the team will be on the road at Denver for a Monday night showdown in week one of the season.

The home opener will be in week two against the Jags, a team they have beaten up on as of late. Here’s the complete 2020 slate:

Sept. 14 (Monday): at Denver, 9:10 p.m., ESPN

Sept. 20: vs. Jacksonville, noon, CBS

Sept. 27: at Minnesota, noon, CBS

Oct. 4: vs. Pittsburgh, noon, CBS

Oct. 11: vs. Buffalo, noon, CBS

Oct. 18: vs. Houston, noon, CBS

Oct. 25: BYE

Nov. 1: at Cincinnati, noon, CBS

Nov. 8: vs. Chicago, noon, CBS

Nov. 12 (Thursday): vs. Indianapolis, 7:20 p.m., Fox/NFLN

Nov. 22: at Baltimore, noon, CBS

Nov. 29: at Indianapolis, noon, CBS

Dec. 6: vs. Cleveland, noon, CBS

Dec. 13: at Jacksonville, noon, CBS

Dec. 19 or 20: vs. Detroit, TBD, TBD

Dec. 27: at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m., NBC

Jan. 3: at Houston, noon, CBS

An Educated Guess at What the 2020 Titans Schedule Could Look Like

The 2020 Tennessee Titans schedule will be released in a televised event on Thursday night, and while we already know who the Titans will go up against and where, we don’t know in what order, or what may or may not be on prime time.

Here are the teams the Titans will play:

Home: Jaguars, Colts, Texans, Steelers, Browns, Bears, Lions, Bills
Away: Jaguars, Colts, Texans, Ravens, Bengals, Vikings, Packers, Broncos

Today we give a reminder of the teams that we will see the Titans in the 2020 season, and we give our guess in what order we will see them in.

(A quick sidebar – we are moving forward with this schedule as if the season will start and play out on time, with no issues due to the covid-19 pandemic).

Sunday 9/13 Week One at Green Bay
Sunday 9/20 Week Two at Indianapolis
Sunday 9/27 Week Three vs Pittsburgh (NBC Sunday Night Football)
Sunday 10/4 Week Four vs Buffalo
Sunday 10/11 Week Five at Denver
Sunday 10/18 Week Six BYE WEEK
Monday 10/26 Week Seven at Houston (Monday Night Football)
Sunday 11/01 Week Eight vs Jacksonville
Sunday 11/08 Week Nine vs Detroit
Sunday 11/15 Week Ten at Baltimore (NBC Sunday Night Football)
Sunday 11/22 Week Eleven vs Houston
Sunday 11/29 Week Twelve vs Cleveland
Sunday 12/06 Week Thirteen at Jacksonville
Sunday 12/13 Week Fourteen at Cincinnati
Sunday 12/20 Week Fifteen vs Chicago
Sunday 12/27 Week Sixteen at Minnesota
Sunday 01/03 Week Seventeen vs Indianapolis

Titans Don’t Pick Up 5th-Year Option on WR Corey Davis

The Titans have declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Corey Davis‘ rookie contract, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports via Nick Shook of NFL.com.

Selected fifth overall in the 2017 draft, Davis came from Western Michigan as the 2016 Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year and the all-time receiving yards leader in major college football. Davis packed with him the promise of stretching the field for a Titans team that desperately needed a receiver of that caliber.

He’s struggled to do so in his first three seasons. Davis’ best campaign came in his only full season of action (2018), in which he caught 65 passes for 891 yards and four touchdowns. His long reception of 51 yards offered a peek at what evaluators saw in him before the 2017 draft.

2019 saw Davis post his best yards-per-catch average (14) of his career, but he found himself in a receiving corps that included a new emergent star: A.J. Brown. The rookie finished with 52 receptions for 1,051 receiving yards and eight touchdowns and was a legitimate Pro Bowl candidate who didn’t end up making the team. He did, however, make the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team, recognition Brown undoubtedly deserved.

Davis, meanwhile, posted a line of 43 receptions for 601 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games.

Titans Still Showing Interest in DE Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney is still one of the top unsigned free agents.

One potential suitor has been the Titans. Though the prospects of Clowney joining Tennessee have seemingly dimmed, it would seem there’s still at least some chance, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.

“We’ll see,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said Friday on the Official Titans Podcast, via the team website. “Like I said a couple of weeks ago, we’ve had some discussions there and we’ve had some dialogue back and forth. You never close the door on anything.”

During his first five seasons with the Texans, Clowney made three Pro Bowls after Houston used the No. 1 overall pick on him to begin the 2014 draft. Traded to the Seahawks ahead of last season, Clowney mustered just three sacks, but is still viewed by many as an impact player — evidenced by his 1.5 sacks in two playoff games for Seattle last postseason. Nonetheless, he remains without a team to call home for now.

Unlikely as it might be, the 27 year old could still find his way back to the AFC South.

Once again, it’s not likely, but the door remains ajar, according to Robinson.

“I don’t think there’s anything imminent in the works,” Robinson said. “But we’ll continue to try and work though things and see how they go.”

Report: Titans Not Interested in Brady, Agree to Deal with QB Tannehill

Many Titans fans feel that going out and grabbing soon-to-be free agent quarterback Tom Brady is the best way to put the team over the top and into position to make a Super Bowl run.

Sunday afternoon ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that the Titans were never close to getting anything done with Brady, and instead are going back to the quarterback who took them to the AFC Title Game last season in Ryan Tannehill.

Jeff Darlington reports that the deal in total is set to pay Tannehill a total of $91 million guaranteed over four seasons.

Last season Tannehill saved the season for the Titans, as he put up a 117.5 QB rating, throwing for 22 touchdowns and six interceptions with 2742 total yards.

He started the season as the backup to Marcus Mariota, but after Mariota struggled was given a shot under center and made the most of it.

Mariota is set to be a free agent, and many think that he will leave the Titans for a city like Chicago to play for the Bears, who need a quarterback to push current starter Mitch Trubisky, who took a step back in 2019.

Titans Release Tight End Delanie Walker and Kicker Ryan Succop

The Titans on Friday made a pair of roster moves, releasing tight end Delanie Walker an kicker Ryan Succop.

Titansoline.com reports that Walker had “failed physical” attached to his designation.

It’s been a busy week for the Titans, who on Thursday said good-bye to veteran outside linebacker Cameron Wake and running back Dion Lewis.

“In my time here with Delanie, he has been an absolute pro on the field, in the locker room, and his production speaks for itself,” TItans GM Jon Robinson said.

“He was a leader, a captain, and a highly respected member of this team. His toughness, competitiveness, attitude and professionalism are what we expect from our players. I want to wish him all of the best moving forward and he will forever be a Titan great.”

From 2013-2018, Walker’s 356 receptions and 4,156 receiving yards with 26 touchdowns set a franchise high for a tight end in any consecutive five-year period.

In the end injuries did in the 35-year-old, leading to him getting cut. The move will save the Titans $6.4 million in 2020.

Succop had a tough 2019, as he battled injuries. He underwent knee surgery over the offseason, and never seemed to get right once he returned.

The veteran kicker was 1-of-6 on his tries this season before he was shut down. He did go 24-25 on extra points. He was eventually replaced by Greg Joseph at the end of the season.

What’s the Status of the Titans Receiving Core as Free Agency Closes In?

NFL.com has a new article out discussing how things look to be shaping up with free agency ready to start very soon, and how teams wide receiver cores are looking going into the process.

The Titans could always use another wide out, and it will come down to how they want to spend their money in free agency.

You can read the entire article HERE – for now here’s what the piece says about the Titans receiver situation.

Top three WRs in 2019: A.J. Brown (52-1,051-8), Corey Davis (43-601-2), Adam Humphries (37-374-2).

Offensive coordinator Arthur Smith’s architecture, the resurgence of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Brown’s rookie breakout created a more efficient passing game than we all expected ahead of last season. (And, yes, the team got a big assist in that area from Derrick Henry’s impact on the ground.) Titans receivers dropped just eight passes all year, the least in the NFL, per PFF. Adding scheme fits to the receiving corps is likely a second-tier priority after figuring out who the pass-thrower will be (and also settling Henry’s contract status).