Tennessee Titans Links: Andy Levitre To Atlanta


It was a busy Friday for the Tennessee Titans coaching staff as they begin to trim the roster and get ready for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 13th. The Titans beat Minnesota 24-17 on Thursday night, and many of the players in that win are now looking for jobs elsewhere.

Nine players were released earlier in the day, with news later that veteran guard, Andy Levitre had been dealt to the Atlanta Falcons for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016, and a conditional pick for 2017.

Levitre was too small and lacked the physical strength to play in the Ken Whisenhunt system. He will be happier in the zone blocking scheme in Atlanta and the Titans rid themselves of his huge contract.

It was a win-win for everybody.

The roster is down to 65 players with further cuts coming by 4:00PM Eastern time today.

So get your coffee and lets do this!

Titans cut their losses by trading Andy Levitre to Falcons – David Climer The Tennessean

By trading guard Andy Levitre to the Falcons for two draft picks Friday, the Titans cut their losses and distanced themselves from a major free-agency disappointment.

Although Levitre started all 32 games since the Titans signed him as an unrestricted free agent in March 2013, he had fallen out of favor with the coaching staff during the preseason and lost his starting spot at left guard to converted tackle Byron Bell.

Tennessee Titans waive 9 players before season starts – WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday they’ve waived nine players as the preseason comes to an end.

The players are FB Zach Boren, CB Ri’Shard Anderson, C Gabe Ikard, DB Khalid Wooten, DB Jemea Thomas, DL Isaako Aaitui, WR Josh Stewart, LB Andy Studebaker and LB Kaelin Burnett.

Titans expect identity to start to emerge in Tampa Bay – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

In the past Whisenhunt has used “versatility” as a buzzword regarding the Titans’ identity. He steered away from that and said he wouldn’t presume things the team did well in the preseason will work the same in the regular season.

“I can’t sit here and tell you that, because we don’t know what it’s going to be, we haven’t played a regular season game yet,” he said. “If we could take anything out of preseason, I would say our ability to force turnovers on defense and score off of those offensively is something if we can carry into the regular season would do us great benefit.”

Titans Face Tough Decision at Tight End Position – Jim Wyatt Titans OnLine

Both players felt they did all they could do.

“There’s always a couple of things you can think back on, but I’d like to think I had a lot of great opportunities and made the most of it. We’ll see,’’ Coffman said. “I am so grateful just for the opportunity to make those plays. This is the first place they have fed me the ball like that and it’s a lot of fun.

Titans coach Whisenhunt: RB usage will depend on gameplan – SI Wire

The Tennessee Titans will distribute carries to their running backs depending on each week’s matchup, coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters Friday

The Titans are bringing back four running backs that saw action last season, Bishop Sankey, Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews, as well as fifth-round pick David Cobb.

Sankey had a team-high 152 carries in 2014 as a rookie, with Greene and McCluster combining for 134. In total, Tennessee running backs scored just five times.


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