Titans Acquire OL Dennis Kelly From Philadelphia for WR Dorial Green-Beckham

Dennis Kelly

The Titans have a new offensive lineman to try out, as the team made a deal Tuesday with the Philadelphia Eagles for OL Dennis Kelly.

In return the Titans sent wide out Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles.

“Not to speak on Philly’s behalf but they inquired about it,” Titans general manager Robinson said on the team’s website. “They thought it was a good opportunity for him, and we thought adding Dennis would be good for our football team. We are moving on. I appreciate everything Dorial did when he was here. He bought in to what we were trying to do. But in the end we felt like this was the best decision for the team.”

Green-Beckham recorded 32 catches for 549 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie in 2015. He finished fifth among rookie receivers for receiving yards.

Kelly has started 15 games for the Eagles since being draft in 2012. He played in 14 games last season, making two starts at right tackle.

Marcus Mariota Not Happy with Performance During Scrimmage

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota was critical of his performance after the Titans’ intrasquad scrimmage Monday night at Nissan Stadium, Jason Wolf of the Tennessean reports.

The second-year quarterback was notably intercepted by safety Daimion Stafford and also called for a false start.

“It’s unacceptable, my play today,” Mariota said. “I can’t be turning the ball over like that. I’ve got to be putting these guys in better situations. But all in all I’m glad we were able to come out and finish the drives that we did, and we had a pretty good red zone (drill) as well.”

Stafford intercepted a Mariota pass intended for tight end Craig Stevens in the first half. Stafford, a 2013 seventh-round pick who backs up strong safety Da’Norris Searcy and contributes on special teams, returned it roughly 20 yards. He started two games last season, one each at strong and free safety.

Mularkey Says Second-Year QB Marcus Mariota Will Run More in 2016

Marcus Mariota

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey insists that second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota is going to run more in 2016 according to Jason Wolf of the Nashville Tennessean.

It was a major surprise-and not a pleasant one- when Mariota Mariota rushed just 34 times in 12 appearances during his rookie season as one of his prime selling points and the reason he won the Heisman and was drafted No.2-overall in 2015 was his prowess as a dual-threat quarterback. Mularkey says the running aspect of Mariota’s game was limited last season at least in part because of injury and claims this year will be different. . “It’s going to be in the game plan,” the coach said.

“We’re going to obviously take what the defense is going to give us. … So there’s no set number of runs, but if we can — I mean you talk about a threat, a serious threat and a problem for defenses, it’s him running.” Mariota reportedly added bulk during the offseason without losing speed and the Titans’ revamped O-line and addition of bruising running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry should give him a lot more opportunities.

Nine NFL quarterbacks attempted at least 50 rushes in 2015. Mariota displayed his prowess as a runner to the entire league last season with an electrifying 87-yard touchdown run against the Jaguars in December- the longest play from scrimmage in the NFL in 2015. It will be a major shock if Mariota does not join that 50-plus club in 2016.

Titans Claim CB Tyler Patmon Off Waivers from the Dolphins

Tyler Patmon

The Titans have a new defensive back, as today the team claimed cornerback Tyler Patmon off waivers from the Miami Dolphins, the Associated Press reports.

Patmon, who is 5-foot-10 and 188 pounds, played 11 games for the Dallas Cowboys and two games for the Dolphins last season. He finished the season with 11 tackles and six passes defensed.

The former undrafted free agent from Oklahoma State played 11 games and had one interception as a rookie for Dallas in 2014.

Patmon played three seasons with Kansas before spending his senior year at Oklahoma State. He had 172 tackles, 31 pass breakups and seven interceptions in his college career.

Titans Fans: Bud Light Has Created A Can Just For You

Bud Light Titans Can

With the football season set to kick off in only a few weeks, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is once again helping devout fans showcase their team pride by introducing all-new custom cans for its 27 NFL team partners, including ones for the Titans!

The cans – which are available now through the 2016-17 NFL season – are draped in Titans colors, feature its logo and will be brought to life through localized, signature sayings that every team’s fans will recognize and embrace.

The distinct packaging is part of Bud Light’s “Beer With Your Team On It” campaign, which will celebrate NFL fandom and passion for Bud Light throughout the season.

What do you think of the Bud Light Titans can?

Titans Come to Terms with OL Will Campbell

Will Campbell

The Titans have agreed to a contract with offensive lineman Will Campbell, the Associated Press reports.

The team announced his addition Tuesday.

Campbell, who is 6-foot-4 and 311 pounds, has alternated between the offensive line and defensive line during his previous NFL stops with the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. He has never played in an NFL regular-season game.

The Jets selected Campbell in the sixth round of the 2013 draft out of Michigan, where he primarily played on the defensive line.

Titans Get a Visit From Former Texans WR Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson visited the Titans on Tuesday, a team source told Jason Wolf of the Tennessean.

The sides have not advanced to discussing a possible contract.

Johnson, 35, who spent his first 12 NFL seasons with the Texans, managed just 41 catches for 503 yards and four touchdowns last season with the Colts. But he’d provide a veteran presence and dependable target for second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota.

The Titans’ wide receiving corps was among the least productive in the league last season. Tennessee signed former Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews this offseason and used a fifth-round draft pick on former University of Massachusetts receiver Tajae Sharpe, who was running with the first team by the end of offseason workouts.

NFL Announces Three Titans Games to Be Shown in Full on YouTube

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As voted on by NFL fans on Facebook, 96 of the most memorable games in NFL history will be uploaded to the NFL’s official YouTube channel this August.

From an initial list of 160 classic games compiled by NFL Media/NFL Films in collaboration with NFL Clubs, fans made the final decision on the three most memorable games per franchise. The full network broadcasts of all 96 games will be uploaded this August in conjunction with the start of the NFL preseason.

Voting began June 20th and ended on Tuesday. Here’s the three Titans games:

1999 AFC wild card — Titans vs. Bills (66%)

Music City Miracle

1999 AFC Championship Game — Titans vs. Jaguars (11%)

Beat Jaguars on road to get to Super Bowl.

2003 AFC wild card — Titans vs. Ravens (9%)

Titans last second FG to win, 20-17.