As the Tennessee Titans get closer to kicking off the 2015 season on July 31st, it doesn’t appear that they are getting any closer to a deal with their first-round draft pick. Marcus Mariota remains one of three 2015 draft picks to not have a deal at this time, and the only first rounder without a contract. Titans general manager Ruston Webster says he’s not concerned, but it doesn’t sound like Mariota will be in camp on time.
There are only three unsigned draft picks left in the NFL, but the biggest name of the bunch might stay that way for a bit.
According to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, the Titans insist they won’t budge on including offset language in quarterback Marcus Mariota’s contract, creating a bit of a standoff with the second overall pick.
The Tennessee Titans have had a commendable offseason. We’ve talked about how the current roster should perform this year, but who’s to say the front office should be done?
Plenty of quality players still remain on the free agent market, and the Titans’ roster is far from ready to compete for a playoff spot. When you’re in the same division as the Colts, who many peg to win the Super Bowl this season, there’s always work to be done. So with that, here’s six free agents that could help the Titans this season.
In 2014, the Tennessee Titans were irrelevant in American tackle football – be it fantasy or reality. Outside of Delanie Walker, no Titan warranted starting week in and week out. Even in Walker’s case, owners were hesitant to take him off the bench because of the hopeless nature of the Titans offense.
Though many fantasy GM’s likely took the bait on Justin Hunter or Bishop Sankey, neither remained on rosters for long. Kendall Wright didn’t quite live up to expectations, and the wheels completely fell off of the Shonn Greene bus.
What’s at stake for five franchise tagged NFL players as contract deadline nears – Nate Davis USA Today Sports
The final deadline of the NFL’s offseason will pass Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, the last chance for players bearing the franchise tag to sign a multi-year contract before next year. Playing under the tag provides a player with a lucrative one-year salary among the highest at his respective position but fails to provide the long-term security that is so fleeting in the ever-evolving NFL landscape. Here are the key things to keep in mind for the five players and teams facing a major decision:
Bars and restaurants across America could be lining up to take a chuck out of the $12 billion deal the NFL has with DirecTV – in more ways than one. In a proposed class action filed Monday on behalf of San Fran pub The Mucky Duck, attorneys at Hausfeld LLP and Glancy Pongray & Murray LLP want to free such establishments from what they see as the exorbitant prices they are currently paying to the league to show out of market games via the satellite provider’s Sunday Ticket package. They also are challenging the very nature of the exclusive deal the NFL and DirecTV have, which was last re-upped in October 2014.
The challenge of consistently moving the ball downfield on a variety of dink-and-dunk passes against an NFL defense makes every offensive coordinator covet the presence of a deep-ball specialist on the perimeter. Pass catchers capable of delivering explosive plays (25-plus yards) are not only given a separate column on the play-call sheet, but they are frequently featured as the focal point of special play designs on game day. Thus, it’s no surprise these home-run threats are targeted early and often in big games.
Given the growing importance of big-play specialists around the league, I thought I would dig into the All-22 Coaches Film to pick out the five most dangerous deep threats in the game today. Here’s my list: