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Free Agent Strong Safety Johnathan Cyprien Not Expected to Be Back with the Titans

From the sounds of it, the Titans are not expected to be able to bring back free agent strong safety Johnathan Cyprien to the team’s roster.

The six-year veteran is expected to land somewhere with a “better opportunity,” according to the Titans’ official team website.

The 28-year-old inked with the Titans in 2017 as a free agent. He started 10 games in his first season with the franchise, but missed the entire 2018 season due to a torn ACL he sustained in training camp.

The Titans released Cyprien in March. He has since been linked to the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles. Cyprien had 57 tackles, a sack and a pass defensed during his 2017 campaign. He had at least 100 tackles in each of his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He had a career-high 126 tackles in 16 starts in 2016, his final season with the Jaguars. Cyprien also had four passes defensed, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a sack during his 2016 campaign.

Titans to Retire Eddie George and Steve McNair’s Numbers in Their Home Opener

Two of the greatest Tennessee Titans will be immortalized during the team’s 2019 home opener, as both running back Eddie George and quarterback Steve McNair will have their numbers retired.

George will have his #27 put in the history books, and McNair’s number nine will also be retired.

The two will make the seventh and eighth players to have their numbers retired in the history of the Titans/Oilers franchise.

Jim Norton (No. 43), Elvin Bethea (No. 65), Earl Campbell (No. 34), Mike Munchak (No. 63), Bruce Matthews (No. 74) and Warren Moon (No. 1) are the others.

George was the 14th overall pick by the Titans in 1996 and played with the team until 2003 when he left to join the Dallas Cowboys for one season.

He was the 1996 Offensive Rookie of the Year and ran for 10,441 yards and 68 touchdowns in his career.

McNair was the third pick in the draft out of Alcorn State in 1995. He was the league’s co-MVP (with Peyton Manning) in 2003, earned three Pro Bowl nods (2000, 2003, 2005), and in 1999 led the Titans to their only Super Bowl appearance.

The QB went on to play the last two years of his NFL career in Baltimore. He was killed July 4th of 2009 after being shot to death by his mistress, Sahel Kazemi in a murder-suicide.

Titans Release Defensive Lineman Dee Liner

The Titans made a roster move Tuesday, releasing defensive lineman Dee Liner according to Pro Football Talk.

Via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, the Titans have waived defensive lineman Dee Liner.

Liner played at Arkansas State after transferring from Alabama, but was undrafted last year.

He spent time last year on the Chiefs practice squad, and the Titans signed him to a future deal in January.

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 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

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 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
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