David Cobb - RBPosted 8/29/15 10:47am ET
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb (calf) is considered week-to-week because of a calf injury, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: Cobb's injury means Bishop Sankey will open the season as the Titans starter with Antonio Andrews also in the mix for touches. Andrews vultured a goal line carry in Friday's preseason game.
David Cobb - RBPosted 8/28/15 3:46pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb didn't make the trip for the third preseason game due to a calf injury. The rookie also needs to improve his work ethic, according to running backs coach Sylvester Croom. 'I like his natural running ability, his natural running instincts,' Croom said. 'But he has a long way to go. He has to learn how to be a pro as far as work ethic, taking care of his body, getting in here early and doing the little things it takes to be a pro. He still hasn't quite learned what being professional means, so he has to learn that. There's no scholarships here, and his work ethic has to be better. He has to learn to practice like you play in a game. Once he does that, he has a chance to be a good football player.'
Huddle Up: Many had pegged the fifth-round pick as a fantasy sleeper and a threat to unseat Bishop Sankey as the Titans' lead back, but Sankey has displayed a much-improved game this summer and clearly should be the first Tennessee RB off the board.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 8/25/15 3:31pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey had 45 yards on six carries in the team's second preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt saw improvement from Sankey from the first week of the preseason. Sankey had just 15 yards on eight carries in Week 1 of the preseason against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Rookie David Cobb has gotten more touches (21-14), including five more rushes (19-14) but they've had about the same level of efficiency with Sankey averaging 4.3 yards per carry and Cobb 4.2. Whoever winds up starting, though, likely won't be a bellcow back with the other still heavily involved and neither should be considered more than a flex option in the majority of weeks.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 8/25/15 3:34pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (thumb) will play in the preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: Good to see 2014's ninth-ranked TE on the mend after he missed the team's first two exhibition contests with his stitched-up left hand. His on-field presence will only aid in the development of rookie QB Marcus Mariota.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 8/24/15 9:55am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham had four catches on four targets for 40 yards in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: DGB continues to impress in Tennessee and may wind up being Marcus Mariota's favorite downfield target sooner rather than later. If the light switches on for Green-Beckham he has all the tools to give the Titans the big play receiver they've been looking for.
David Cobb - RBPosted 8/24/15 9:55am ET
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb saw some work with the first-team offense in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Aug. 23, finishing with 26 yards on eight carries.
Huddle Up: Not a particularly impressive YAC, but the fact that Cobb is seeing time with the starters suggests he'll have a role in Tennessee's backfield committee.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 8/24/15 9:55am ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey had six carries for 45 yards in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Sankey is feeling the heat from rookie challenger David Cobb, because that was his most productive outing since September of last season.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 8/22/15 6:30pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb could end up with more carries than RB Bishop Sankey by the end of the season, according to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Sankey struggled as a rookie and Cobb looked much better in Tennessee's first preseason game. Regardless of who begins the year as the starter, it shouldn't be long before Cobb unseats Sankey as the Titans' No. 1 back.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 8/18/15 9:33am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter is 'trending up' in practice, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday, Aug. 17. The head coach wants Hunter to carry over the solid play into games.
Huddle Up: With what they believe is a franchise quarterback on board, the Titans are looking for some of their talented young receivers to step up as well. Hunter is running out of opportunities, especially if Dorial Green-Beckham lives up to the hype.
David Cobb - RBPosted 8/18/15 10:43pm ET
Tennessee Titans rookie RB David Cobb wants to prove to the Titans that he can be a three-down running back. Cobb wants to stay on the field and block during passing downs, not just run the ball.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round pick led the Titans in rushing (11-53) and caught his only target (1-1) in the preseason opener against the Falcons, and he'll no doubt receive more of an opportunity to show what he can do this Sunday night against the Rams.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 8/16/15 10:54pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey averaged just 1.9 yards per carry on eight rushing attempts in a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 14, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said some of Sankey's issues could be blamed on the play of the offensive line.
Huddle Up: Sankey averaged 3.7 yards per carry last season -- slightly below the team's RB average of 3.81 -- and the second-year back is going to have to make better use of his opportunities -- ideal or not.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 8/14/15 5:54pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has shown good knowledge of the playbook and skill during practice and still has not turned the ball over since the start of camp. He will make his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 14 when the Titans visit the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: It's all sounded good so far for the second-overall pick, but of course the major tests await: Facing another team in the preseason and then adjusting to amped-up defensive heat of the regular season. We'll be watching ...
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 8/14/15 9:35pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota threw an interception and lost a fumble on his first two drives in a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 14. He finished 7-of-8 for 94 yards and did not run the ball.
Huddle Up: A lot was made of Mariota going all training camp without throwing an interception but that probably says more about Tennessee's Swiss cheese defense. Mariota struggled early but did rebound to lead the offense on a nice scoring drive before leaving the game. Mariota will have better days ahead but the fact is Tennessee lacks playmakers on its offense. That's something Mariota will have to overcome almost every week as a rookie.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 8/13/15 10:09pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey has received the most first-team repetitions in training camp so far.
Huddle Up: After going in the seventh round on average -- 25th among RBs -- Sankey was a big disappointment last season, rushing for only 569 yards and two TDs and finishing with 82 fantasy points. With rookie David Cobb battling injury issues, it looks like Sankey will at least start the season atop the Titans' RB depth chart.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 8/12/15 6:42pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (hand) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Good to see Walker back on the field after he missed almost a week after receiving 12 stitches in his left hand. Walker has some definite value with his current ADP of 142, which ranks 15th among all TEs.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 8/11/15 10:04am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas is listed as the second starting receiver opposite of WR Kendall Wright.
Huddle Up: Douglas is a quality target, to be sure, but his being listed ahead of Wright is (take your pick) motivational fodder for Wright, typical preseason rubbish, or further rationale as to why the Titans consistently pick at the top end of the draft.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 8/7/15 5:53pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (hand) will work back into practice next week.
Huddle Up: With their preseason opener still a week away, the Titans can afford to take it easy with Walker, who received 12 stitches in his left hand after colliding with a teammate during practice Thursday, Aug. 6.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 8/6/15 9:10pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (thumb) required 12 stitches Thursday, Aug. 6, after a collision with S Da'Norris Searcy in practice.
Huddle Up: Walker, fantasy's ninth-ranked TE, suffered a cut near his left thumb, and is expected to miss a few days, but initial reports say the team doesn't believe the injury to be serious. Something to keep an eye, though, in Nashville.
David Cobb - RBPosted 8/5/15 10:22am ET
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb (quadriceps) was slowed during the offseason by a quadriceps injury, but he is back and showing off his physicality in training camp. He was active for the second straight day Tuesday, Aug. 4, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been impressed with the rookie.
Huddle Up: Cobb might be playing catch-up due to time missed during OTAs, but he should be able to force himself into the mix of what is shaping up to be a crowded backfield in Tennessee.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 8/5/15 11:18pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks has developed a rapport with QB Marcus Mariota early on in training camp, and could end up ahead of WRs Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter and Dorial Green-Beckham on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: QB/WR chemistry is big in determining fantasy success and although Nicks has struggled recently, he's entering a new situation with the Titans. Mariota is a rookie quarterback who doesn't have a go-to receiver. This is something to monitor during the preseason. It's possible Nicks could become Mariota's go-to guy.
Hakeem Nicks - WRPosted 8/4/15 9:16am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks blamed Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's scheme for his down season in 2014. Nicks had 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns. Nicks feels comfortable in his new system in Tennessee. 'It's more one-on-one, trips backside, vertical throw, shallow-cross game, that's more of my style if you look at my past history, where I excelled,' Nicks said.
Huddle Up: A good carpenter never blames his tools... or in this case, the blueprint. On the bright side Nicks has found an offense he's more comfortable in, and he may wind up being a popular downfield target for Titans rookie Marcus Mariota.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 8/4/15 9:16am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota went his fourth consecutive practice Sunday, Aug. 3, without throwing an interception. Unofficially, Mariota is 49-for-73 (67.0%) in seven-on-seven and team drills after four days. He missed a couple of throws in red zone drills, but he bounced back to go 3-for-3 in another red zone session.
Huddle Up: Accuracy wasn't the biggest concern regarding Mariota as he transitions from college to the pros, but the fact that he's demonstrating accuracy will certainly make that adjustment go more smoothly.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 8/3/15 8:57pm ET
Tennessee Titans RBs Bishop Sankey and David Cobb could lead a running back by committee this season, according to ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky. RBs Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster would also be in the mix.
Huddle Up: Sankey totaled 170 touches last season on the high end of a split with Shonn Greene (95 touches) and McCluster (66), and it could be even more of an even split with the fifth-rounder Cobb replacing Greene in the mix. See what develops early in the preseason.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 7/30/15 3:41pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be starting quarterback this season, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: It's been widely assumed that this would be the case, but it sounds like Whisenhunt and the Titans aren't even going to go through a formal or even informal "competition" with incumbent Zach Mettenberger. On the flip side, this will give the second- overall pick the benefit of the first-team reps from the outset and have him better prepared to face the Bucs in Week 1.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 7/30/15 7:34pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter will practice Friday, July 31, just days after being released from jail for an assault charge.
Huddle Up: Hunter will be around for the time being, but don't be surprised if he finds himself on the NFL's suspended list this season.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 7/30/15 10:28pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham likely will be limited during the early part of training camp since he missed offseason workouts because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: With the likes of Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, Hakeem Nicks and the troubled Justin Hunter already in the fold, the Titans aren't about to rush the second-round pick. He's definitely a player to monitor, though, as the preseason progresses.
David Cobb - RBPosted 7/23/15 4:35pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb (hamstring) missed much of the offseason with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Cobb, a fifth-round pick, is expected by many to make a run at the Titans' starting job, currently held down by Bishop Sankey, but it's likely that he'll have to settle for the low end of a RBBC split. That's if and when, though, he's able to move past his current hammy issues.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 7/22/15 11:02am ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey is the odds-on favorite to start in Week 1 because he has a year of experience and a full offseason under his belt.
Huddle Up: Rookie challenger David Cobb missed time during OTAs due to a hamstring injury suffered at the Combine, further enhancing Sankey's chances of starting. Sankey will need to be more effective than last season or Cobb will start eating into his touches sooner rather than later.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 7/21/15 8:02pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter was released from jail on a $25,000 bond Tuesday, July 21. Hunter had been arrested and charged with malicious wounding in an incident which occurred July 3 in Virginia Beach. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: The talented 2013 second-round pick was a trendy sleeper pick a year ago, but his injury-shortened, 12-game season only netted 28 receptions for 498 yards and three scores. Now, after back from a ruptured spleen, the wideout could open his third season on the Commissioner's Exempt List or be put on waivers, depending on what further investigations reveal. In the meantime, the Titans aren't just going to wait around with training camp opening soon as they'll be moving ahead with second-round rookie Dorial Green-Beckham.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 7/21/15 8:08pm ET
Tennessee Titans rookie QB Marcus Mariota agreed to terms on his rookie contract Tuesday, July 21. Terms were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: All 32 first-round picks are now signed, and now Mariota -- the second overall pick -- will have the vital benefit of a full training camp in his quest to win the Titans' starting gig.
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