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Only two weeks and two days remain until the Tennessee Titans get the 2015 season underway. Training camp will open at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday, July 31st with a total of nine practices that will be open to the public. In fact, the first four practices will be open, and one night practice on August 3rd will also be open to the public. Be sure to click on the first link and check out the entire training schedule.

Titans training camp: Practices open to fans – Jim Wyatt The Tennessean

Mark your calendars.

Dates for Titans training camp 2015 are now officially on the docket.

The team will hold a total of nine practices open to the public, beginning on Friday, July 31, at Saint Thomas Sports Park. Players report for training camp on July 30.

The Titans will also hold a night practice open to fans this year — something the team didn’t do a year ago — and the first four practices will be open to the public. In Ken Whisenhunt’s first season a year ago, the Titans opened seven practices to fans.

An autograph schedule for players will be released at a later date.

Tennessee Titans rookie projections: Marcus Mariota – Will Lomas Music City Miracles

With preseason approaching and Tennessee Titans fans eager to see their team, it is important to remember that for the next two months the only real news will be how the rookies are learning and adapting to the NFL.

This is what I expect right now from Marcus Mariota.

Games Started: 16

Games Played: 16

This is pretty obvious here. I probably don’t need to talk about how I expect the player who has taken all the first team reps and gotten rave reviews, to get the nod to start.

Dick LeBeau saw huge progress from Titans defense over offseason – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

The Tennessee Titans defense made big advancements and closed big gaps through the offseason as the group worked to prepare for a second season running a 3-4 defense.

That was the review from Dick LeBeau, who joined Ken Whisenhunt’s staff as assistant head coach/defense.

AFC South Q&A: Who is the best newcomer to the division? – ESPN Staff

Today’s question: Who is the best newcomer to this division?

Tania Ganguli, Houston Texans: This answer might have been Dante Fowler, the third overall pick in this year’s draft, but bad luck struck the Jaguars as Fowler suffered a torn ACL less than an hour into the Jaguars’ two-day rookie minicamp. I’m going to go with Vince Wilfork as the best newcomer to the division. The Texans are delighted to have him and he’ll make their defensive line that much stronger, especially against the run. He’ll demand attention, allowing more freedom for Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and he’ll be a very good influence on some of the younger players on the Texans’ roster. Wilfork will make more of an immediate impact than any of the players drafted by AFC South teams this season.

Franchise tag deadline primer – Kevin Patra Around The NFL

The deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term deal approaches on Wednesday, July 15.

None of the five players slapped with the tag this year have signed an extended deal. Four of the five haven’t inked their tag tender and have stayed away from offseason workouts.

The issues for each player are vastly different. Let’s take a look at each scenario and reports about where the players stand as we inch closer to the deadline:

NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months – Sam Farmer L.A. Times

The next few months are crucial for the NFL.

With St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke proposing a stadium in Inglewood, and the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders backing a competing project in Carson, the stars are aligned for something to happen. The league could be on the verge of solving a 20-year riddle and returning to Los Angeles.

Then again, this could all fall apart just like every other plan.

Some predictions about what we will see unfold in the next several months as it relates to the NFL in L.A.:

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