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Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coons was released by the Titans in favor of Ryan Succop, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: Though he beat out Maikon Bonani in the team's preseason kicking battle, Coons didn't quite do enough to actually cement the job. The Titans unsurprisingly looked to the veteran free-agent market, and they did well to come away with Succop, who was released by the Chiefs on Saturday.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Succop has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans who chose to go with experience rather than an undrafted rookie.
Impact: The Chiefs released Succop on Saturday, going with an undrafted option at kicker. Succop, 27, hit 81 percent of his field goals over his past five seasons and his career-long is 54 yards. He has spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs who drafted him with the final pick of the 2009 draft.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Titans have signed Succop to a one-year deal, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Succop, who is on track to face his former team, the Chiefs, in the Titans' regular season opener on Sunday, will replace Travis Coons, who had remained on the team's roster following Saturdays' cut-downs. Succop, who made 22-of-28 field goal attempts for the Chiefs last season en route to a 118-point campaign, could re-emerge on the fantasy radar if the Tennessee offense clicks out of the gate, but in most fantasy formats, a wait-and-see approach is in order.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Succop is a candidate to sign with the Titans, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: The report suggests that the Titans could sign Succop as early as Monday, a scenario that would set the stage for him to kick against his former team (the Chiefs) this coming Sunday. For now, Travis Coons is penciled in as the Titans' kicker, but based on the report, he could be supplanted in advance of Week 1.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tennessee Titans have claimed Durham off waivers.
Impact: Durham caught 38 passes for 490 yards and two touchdowns with the Detroit Lions last season.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Titans have claimed Durham off waivers from the Lions, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Durham adds depth to a Tennessee wideout corps that currently also includes Nate Washington, Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Derek Hagan and T.J. Graham. He thus remains a couple of breaks away from fantasy consideration.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Titans will release Preston, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Preston becomes the odd man out in the Titans' receiving corps, after the team claimed fellow wideout T.J. Graham off waivers from the Bills on Sunday.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Graham has been claimed on waivers by the Titans, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
Impact: The 2012 third-rounder, who recorded 23 catches for 361 yards and two touchdowns for the Bills last season, had been waived on Saturday. While Graham is known for his wheels, as Wyatt notes, the wideout was inconsistent catching the football at times, which led to the Bills parting ways with him. With the Titans, Graham will enter the pass-catching mix decidedly behind fellow receivers Kendall Wright, Nate Washington and Justin Hunter.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fokou was released by the Titans on Saturday, The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Fokou inked a two-year deal to land in Tennessee prior to the 2013 season, but a knee injury sustained last October limited him to 12 games. He should be able to find a job in short order, though, after mustering 78 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and a sack in the abbreviated campaign.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Graham (ankle) will be waived by the Bills on Saturday, NFL.com's Adam Caplan reports.
Impact: The Bills were rumored to be seeking a trade, and it isn't all that surprising that they weren't able to get anything for the former third-round draft pick. Graham caught just 54-of-115 targets for 683 yards (5.9 YPT) and three touchdowns in two seasons, as he never developed into the deep threat the Bills were hoping for. The presumed lack of trade interest indicates that Graham will likely be at the bottom of the depth chart in the event he signs with another team.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Succop's tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs is over.
Impact: Succop was released on Saturday as the Chiefs trimmed their roster to the NFL's 53-man limit, beaten out for the job by undrafted free agent Cairo Santos in a decision that may have ultimately come down to how much each of them would have been paid.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Succop was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Succop had a solid preseason, but he still lost the kicking battle to rookie Cairo Santos. Though he isn't one of the league's better kickers, Succop kept a job with one team for five seasons, and thus figures to draw interest around the league from kicker-needy teams.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coons is the only kicker left on Tennessee's roster after Maikon Bonani was released Saturday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
Impact: Although Coons beat out Bonani, the Titans have been working out veteran kickers, indicating that they aren't particularly pleased with either of the youngsters. Even if he does end up kicking for the Titans in Week 1, Coons would be one of the least attractive options at his position.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bonani has been released by the Titans, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
Impact: Bonani was competing for the kicking job against Travis Coons, who is now the only kicker left on the roster. However, the Titans have been trying out veteran kickers, so Coons won't necessarily get the job.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Durham was released by the Lions on Saturday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Despite hauling in 38 balls (on 85 targets) for 490 yards and two touchdowns last year, Durham was unable to make the cut in 2014. The Lions have yet to announce their final 53-man roster, but Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller seem to have secured wide receiver gigs out of camp.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robiskie has been waived by the Titans, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: With the move, the report notes that fellow wideouts Michael Preston and Derek Hagan remain in the hunt to claim depth roster slots behind Nate Washington, Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Andrews has been waived by the Titans, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: The report notes that the Titans would like to add Andrews to their practice squad, but he'll need to clear waivers in order for that to transpire.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harris has been released by the Texans, according to James Palmer of CSN Houston.
Impact: A former second-round pick (2011), Harris was projected for a reserve role if he had been able to secure a roster spot. Instead, he'll look to latch on elsewhere after failing to return the value of a second-round pick over three seasons in Houston.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitehurst (finger) is on track to resume practice this week.
Impact: Assuming that's the case, coach Ken Whisenhunt expects that Whitehurst will be able to open the coming season available to serve as the the Titans' No. 2 QB behind Jake Locker.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Succop hit on his only opportunity, an extra point, in the preseason finale against the Packers.
Impact: Succop is the incumbent kicker on the Chiefs' roster, but has been challenged in training camp by Cairo Santos. He has made all three field goal attempts and the four extra point attempts as well, but missed some time from a groin injury and allowed Santos to showcase his skills. The team will likely keep just one of the two, but it's unclear which way they are leaning at this point.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Titans have released Mariani, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Injuries hampered Mariani the past couple of seasons, but he is a candidate to catch on elsewhere as a depth wideout/returner.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Graham suffered an ankle injury during Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: The team has been rumored to be shopping the speedy Graham, but if that's the case it doesn't sound like there have been many takers. In fact, he might not even make the team as others have seemingly passed him on the depth chart. We'll find out this weekend.
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.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bills are thought to be looking to deal Graham, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Sammy Watkins, Mike Williams and Robert Woods top the Bills' wideout depth chart, with the report suggesting that Graham may be the odd man out, with Marquise Goodwin, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley also in the team's depth mix.
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.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Lions may use a rotation behind starting wideouts Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, and Durham would be part of the mix, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.
Impact: Durham started in place of Johnson earlier this preseason, but Kevin Ogletree has seen most of the work as the No. 3 guy in three-wide sets. With none of Durham, Ogletree, Jeremy Ross and Ryan Broyles doing much to stand out, the Lions may not go with any one player as the consistent No. 3 receiver. Even if they were to settle on one guy, targets would be hard to come by, after the team added Golden Tate and Eric Ebron in the offseason.
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.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The 54-yard field goal Succop converted in the first quarter of Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers tied his career long, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Succop, who added a 25-yarder later in the contest, appears past a groin injury that had slowed him of late and his effort Sunday should help his cause as he tries to hold off the challenge posed by fellow kicker Cairo Santos, who made his only attempt from 44 yards out.
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.