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Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hunter had two receptions for 53 yards in Tennessee's preseason loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
Impact: Hunter wrapped up a successful preseason by leading the Titans in receiving in the defeat. With the first-team offense sitting, Hunter picked up the start against Minnesota, and it didn't take long for him to make an impact. His first reception came on Tennessee's first drive and went for 34 yards, and Hunter followed that up with a 19-yard catch early in the second quarter. Though Kendall Wright and Nate Washington remain listed as the starting wideouts on the Titans' current depth chart heading into Week 1, Hunter has looked impressive during the preseason and is primed to take on a larger role in the offense. It wouldn't be surprising to see the second-year wideout displace Washington sooner rather than later.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bonani connected on 1-of-2 field goal attempts in Tennessee's final preseason game against Minnesota on Thursday.
Impact: Bonani missed wide left from 32 yards out in the first quarter before hitting a 29-yarder in the fourth quarter. Bonani hasn't been able to distance himself from rookie Travis Coons, who didn't attempt a field goal Thursday, in the kicking competition so far. What's more, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean, the Titans brought in three veteran kickers for tryouts on Wednesday, which shows the team isn't too confident in either Bonani or Coons. The former didn't do himself any favors in the loss to the Vikings.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sankey gained 43 yards on seven carries and four yards on one reception in Thursday's preseason finale against the Vikings.
Impact: While the usage still makes it clear that Sankey is behind Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster on the depth chart, the rookie turned in a sound performance for the second time in four tries this preseason. With Greene and McCluster both relatively one-dimensional, Sankey is much better positioned than your average No. 3 back. Also helping his cause is the reality that Greene, who is coming off knee surgery, just isn't very good. Sankey figures to have a role in the offense early in the season, and it may not be long before he pushes for a larger share of the workload, possibly even the starting job.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Casey signed a four-year contract extension with the Titans on Wednesday.
Impact: Casey, who's entering his fourth season in the NFL, recorded 10.5 sacks for the Titans last season, the second-highest total by a defensive tackle in franchise history. He was named a second-team All-Pro in 2013, and figures to remain a crucial part of Tennessee's pass rush under new defensive coordinator Ray Horton this coming season.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pitoitua (hand) had surgery Monday, but is expected to be ready for Tennessee's regular-season opener against the Chiefs, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Pitoitua broke his hand in the Titans' preseason win over the Falcons this past Saturday. Following surgery, he was fitted with a club-like cast, and he should be good to go for Week 1 in Kansas City.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCarthy (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Impact: McCarthy suffered a shoulder injury during the Titans' preseason opener and has already undergone surgery to repair the ailment. Nonetheless, given the severity of the procedure, McCarthy has already been ruled out for the season and Tuesday's placement on injured reserve confirms that status.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tennessee Titans have signed Davis to the roster, giving them depth for their preseason finale Thursday night at a position where Jake Locker is expected to play little and backup Charlie Whitehurst still is nursing a sore right pinkie.
Impact: The Titans announced the move Tuesday before practice. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis spent two seasons in Atlanta as an undrafted free agent of East Carolina, and he played in one game last season. The Falcons waved him in June.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Titans signed Davis on Tuesday, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Davis will give the Titans some added QB depth heading into their preseason finale, with Charlie Whitehurst dealing with a pinkie injury.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Battle (stinger) missed practice Monday, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Battle sustained the stinger in this past Saturday's preseason game against Atlanta. The 30-year-old is currently listed as Tennessee's starting fullback, with backup Collin Mooney set to take over the role, if Battle is unable to recover in time for the regular season opener against Kansas City.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spencer (ankle) returned to practice on Monday, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Spencer had missed two weeks due to an ankle injury suffered on Aug. 9 against Green Bay. He'll resume his backup role behind starting center Brian Schwenke.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst (finger) sat out practice Monday, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Whitehurst was unable to practice last week and therefore missed Saturday's preseason game versus Atlanta. However, the injury to his right pinky is improving, and even with rookie Zach Mettenberger performing well in the preseason, coach Ken Whisenhunt has relayed to The Tennessean that Whitehurst remains the primary backup to starter Jake Locker.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pitoitua broke his hand in Saturday's preseason game against Atlanta.
Impact: It's the second time in as many years that Pitoitua has broken his hand. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt relayed to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean that the defensive lineman, who had four sacks last season, will sit out Thursday's preseason finale, though he is expected to play in the regular season opener against Kansas City.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coons connected on 1-of-2 field goal attempts in Saturday's preseason win over the Falcons, with his miss coming from 63 yards out.
Impact: The Titans gave the rookie a chance from deep to close out the first half, but he wasn't able to convert. With the regular season fast approaching, coach Ken Whisenhunt has still yet to announce the winner of the kicking competition between Coons and Maikon Bonani, who hit both of his attempts on Saturday.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bonani converted both of his field goal attempts, as well as an extra point, in Saturday's preseason win over the Falcons.
Impact: Bonani, who had been nursing a sore groin, showed no ill effects on Saturday, hitting a 44-yard attempt in the second quarter and then finding success from 51 yards out in the second half. According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, coach Ken Whisenhunt has stated the kicking competition between Bonani and rookie Travis Coons is still wide open heading into the final week of the preseason.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Washington had three receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over Atlanta.
Impact: Washington remains the starter opposite number one target Kendall Wright, but it's an arrangement that may not last long. Second-year receiver Justin Hunter, who had three catches for 48 yards against the Falcons, has looked impressive during the preseason, and could eventually supplant Washington in two-wideout sets, if he continues to progress.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst (finger) was in uniform, but did not play in Saturday's preseason game against Atlanta, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Whitehurst was unable to practice all week, despite the fact X-rays on his right pinky came back negative. He'll try and take part in practice early next week, in preparation for Tennessee's final preseason game versus Minnesota on Thursday.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sankey had 44 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Impact: Sankey was M.I.A. in the first half but saw no shortage of work after the break. He still hasn't gotten first-team looks this preseason, which may be due to his fumbling issues in practice. Despite the discouraging preseason, Sankey still finds himself in a desirable position for a rookie running back, with only plodding Shonn Greene and pass-catching specialist Dexter McCluster ahead of him on the depth chart. While Greene seems destined for Week 1 starting duties, it may not be long before Sankey makes a push. Greene looked no better than usual Saturday, gaining just 15 yards on six carries.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCluster had three carries for eight yards and one reception for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Impact: McCluster and Leon Washington both saw work with the first-team offense, while Bishop Sankey didn't play until the second half. It seems unlikely that Washington will actually have a role in the offense, but that would undoubtedly be an unwelcome development for McCluster's owners.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hunter caught three passes for 48 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Impact: Hunter played well for the second week in a row, as he continues to make his case to start alongside Kendall Wright in two-wide formations. Nate Washington, who is currently projected to start, had three receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game. Even if Hunter doesn't get consistent snaps in two-wide formations to start the season, he makes for a strong breakout candidate entering his second season. At the very least, he'll get consistent run in three-wide sets while spelling Washington and Wright in the base offense.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Greene (knee) gained 15 yards on six carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Impact: Greene did nothing against a weak Atlanta defense, but the bigger story was Bishop Sankey's complete lack of involvement with the first-team offense. Dexter McCluster worked ahead of Sankey, and Leon Washington got some snaps as a third-down back. Of course, neither McCluster nor Washington is a threat to handle anything close to an every-down role, meaning Sankey still looms as the primary threat to Greene's value. Greene's lack of quickness and receiving ability puts a pretty low cap on his ceiling, while Sankey's presence means the veteran also has a low floor. According to The Tennessean, the Titans are happy with Sankey's running and receiving, but worried about the rookie's propensity for fumbling in practice. Greene will very likely enter Week 1 as the starter, but his job security is poor.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Battle sustained a stinger during Saturday's preseason game in Atlanta and won't return, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Battle was penciled in as the starting fullback early in camp, but the ailment places his status in doubt as the preseason draws to a close. In his place, Collin Mooney is the sole option to lead block for the Titans' stable of backs.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Locker completed 12-of-17 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons. He gained 12 yards on his only carry but did take a pair of sacks.
Impact: Locker played well for a second straight week, though he was once again facing a shaky NFC South defense. Still, his preseason performance has been encouraging, and the Titans have an intriguing trio of wide receivers in Kendall Wright, Nate Washington and Justin Hunter.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mettenberger has been getting more snaps in practice due to the injury to Charlie Whitehurst (finger), Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Mettenberger took over for the injured Whitehurst in last Friday's preseason loss to the Saints and completed 20-of-25 pass attempts for 269 yards and two touchdowns. It wasn't all pretty -- Mettenberger threw an interception, fumbled once, and took two sacks -- but for the most part he looked sharp in front of a supportive New Orleans crowd, who remember the quarterback fondly from his days with LSU. With Whitehurst unlikely to play on Saturday against the Falcons, Mettenberger is in line for another heavy workload.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst (finger) missed practice for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday and is unlikely to play Saturday against Atlanta, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Though X-rays on the injured right pinkie were negative, Whitehurst has been unable to get on the practice field at all this week. Jake Locker and third-string Zach Mettenberger would cover all of the quarterbacking duties against the Falcons if Whitehurst is unable to play.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst (finger) did not practice on Wednesday, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: It was the third straight missed day for Whitehurst, who injured his pinkie in last Friday's loss to New Orleans. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has yet to decide if his top backup QB will play on Saturday against the Falcons.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ayers is currently listed behind fellow linebacker Kamerion Wimbley on the Titans' depth chart.
Impact: Ayers had offseason surgeries on both knees, but he hasn't been limited in training camp. He'll be battling Wimbley for playing time, and even if he doesn't start, the 2011 second-round pick, who had only one sack in 16 games in 2013, is expected to see his fair share of snaps.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewan (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Lewan, who was Tennessee's first-round draft pick, had been dealing with a sore ankle. The rookie offensive tackle is currently behind Michael Roos and Michael Oher on the depth chart, so he'll open the season as a backup.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCarthy (shoulder) is expected to go on injured reserve in the near future, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: McCarthy underwent shoulder surgery Friday and has already been ruled out for the remainder of this season, so it's no surprise he's expected to land on IR shortly. In wake of his injury, the Titans signed linebacker Kendrick Adams to work with the team's reserve units.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst, who is dealing with a sore finger, got the day off Monday, the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: That said, coach Ken Whisenhunt relayed Monday that Whitehurst is fine, with the quarterback's status as Jake Locker's top backup thus seemingly secure.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Greene (knee) practiced Monday, The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Greene left Friday's preseason contest after slightly injuring his right knee, on which he underwent surgery during the offseason. However, judging by his comments since the game, coupled with his participation in Monday's practice, the veteran running back appears to be fine health-wise. Nonetheless, with rookie Bishop Sankey around and Dexter McCluster also expected to receive touches out of the backfield, Greene's role should remain limited to mostly short-yardage work.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Locker looked sharp in Friday's preseason loss to the Saints, completing 8-of-11 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. He added seven yards on one run attempt.
Impact: Locker didn't waste any time, responding to New Orleans' opening touchdown by leading the Titans on a seven-play, 62-yard charge down the field on the team's first drive. He showed good touch on the scoring play, throwing a fade to Justin Hunter in the back corner of the end zone, and overall, Locker appeared poised at the helm of the first-team offense. He will likely get even more run in Tennessee's third preseason game, scheduled for next Saturday against Atlanta.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coons hit a 50-yard field goal and connected on all three of his extra point attempts in Friday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: Coons showed some composure, nailing his 50-yarder right after his successful 45-yard attempt had been negated due to a penalty. Fellow kicker Maikon Bonani, who has been dealing with a sore groin, was only used on kickoffs. Though Bonani has the stronger leg of the two, Coons has been more accurate in training camp, and Friday's audition couldn't have gone any better for the rookie.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Greene said after Friday's preseason game that he hyperextended his right knee, adding that he expects to be okay, the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: Though he expects to be okay, Greene did injure the same knee that he had surgery on during the offseason. His reaction to the injury indicated that it wasn't all that serious, but the context is cause for added concern. The plodding veteran is trying to hold off rookie Bishop Sankey, who already figures to handle a good portion of the work on passing downs.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst suffered a hand injury in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: With Whitehurst knocked out after taking a sack, Zach Mettenberger played most of the game, completing 20-of-25 passes for 269 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. Assuming his hand isn't hurt too badly, Whitehurst still figures to serve as Jake Locker's top backup.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hunter caught four passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.
Impact: Hunter is still third on the depth chart behind Kendall Wright and Nate Washington, which explains why the 34th overall pick from the 2013 draft was still in Friday's game with the second-team offense. Hunter figures to be on the field any time the Titans go three-wide, and it will come as no surprise if he replaces Washington as the starter across from Wright in two-wide sets. After flashing his big-play ability as a rookie, Hunter is a strong candidate to break out in year two, despite playing in a questionable offense.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson, who caught all five of his targets for 56 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, is a lock to make the roster as the No. 3 tight end, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Starting tight end Delanie Walker is no star, but the veteran doesn't seem to be in much danger of losing his job. Thompson, a 24-year-old who played defensive end in college, does have the requisite athleticism to eventually eat into Walker's targets, should the veteran struggle.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walker did not catch any passes in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.
Impact: Though he isn't thought to be in any danger of losing his starting job, Walker has been rather unimpressive this season, while 2012 fifth-round draft pick Taylor Thompson has shined. Thompson, who played defensive end in college, caught all five of his targets for 56 yards in Friday's game, after recording three receptions in Tennessee's preseason opener. Having said that, a recent report from ESPN gives no indication that Thompson will push for Walker's job, instead referring to the 24-year-old as, "a roster lock as the team's third tight end." If anything, Thompson will likely just steal a few targets from Walker, rather than any significant number of snaps.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Greene (leg), who underwent surgery on his right knee during the offseason, was applying ice to that knee after being removed from Friday's preseason game, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Greene walked off the field under his own power, and then stuck around on the sidelines, indicating that the injury isn't too serious. Still, he figures to face heat from Bishop Sankey, and it won't help the veteran's cause if his knee is a lingering issue.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sankey gained 31 yards on six carries in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, but he also lost a fumble and didn't catch any passes.
Impact: According to John Glennon of The Tennessean, Sankey has had some fumbling problems during training camp. While that's obviously concerning, the rookie is still far more talented than Shonn Greene (knee) and Dexter McCluster, the two backs ahead of him on the depth chart. Whether or not he passes Greene and/or McCluster on the depth chart, Sankey should have some kind of role in the offense early in the season, and could very well emerge as the lead back before the end of the year. Adding to the intrigue, Greene -- who underwent right knee surgery this offseason -- exited Friday's game with an apparent injury to the same knee.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Greene left Friday's preseason game against the Saints with an apparent right leg injury, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
Impact: Greene fumbled after a shot from safety Kenny Vaccaro and stayed down for a bit initially, but he eventually walked off the field under his own power. The 28-year-old had his right knee operated on in the offseason. Prior to exiting, Greene carried the ball nine times for 51 yards (5.7 YPC).
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCarthy (shoulder) underwent surgery on Friday and will miss the remainder of the season, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: McCarthy, a fourth-round pick in 2011, picked up the injury in last Saturday's preseason opener against Green Bay. Fellow linebacker Kendrick Adams was added to Tennessee's roster on Wednesday to replace McCarthy, who had been practicing with the second- and third-team defenses during training camp.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said McCarthy probably will be out for a while after hurting his shoulder Saturday in Tennessee's 20-16 preseason-opening victory over Green Bay.
Impact: McCarthy was hurt in the third quarter and went straight to the locker room. Whisenhunt didn't know if McCarthy would need surgery. The coach said after the game that he hadn't talked to the team trainer but spoke briefly with the linebacker.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Spencer injured his left ankle early in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room on a cart in Tennessee's preseason opener against Green Bay on Saturday.
Impact: Spencer had replaced starter Brian Scwhenke when he went down on a running play by Bishop Sankey. The veteran going into his 10th season didn't put his left leg down to the field while being helped to the sideline. After a few minutes, left tackle Michael Roos and Schwenke helped Spencer to a cart, and he was taken to the locker room for further exam.