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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis is reportedly being evaluated for a concussion following Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.

Davis caught three passes for 40 yards in the 38-28 loss, adding to the 36 receptions for 517 yards and two touchdowns he had entering play.

The 6’3″, 209-pound wideout, who the Titans drafted fifth overall in 2017 out of Western Michigan, has overcome injuries throughout his three-year NFL career.

He missed nearly the entire 2017 training camp and preseason after suffering a hamstring injury that persisted throughout his rookie year. Davis returned for Week 1, but the injury returned and forced the wide receiver out for five games between Weeks 3 and 7. He finished with 34 receptions and 375 yards.

Davis found himself on the Titans’ injury reports a few times during the 2018 season with hamstring injuries, but they did not prevent him from playing a full 16-game campaign. Davis snagged a team-leading 65 passes for 891 yards and four touchdown receptions last year.

Losing Davis would a huge blow for the Titans’ wide receiver crew, but Tennessee may be able to forge ahead without him by relying on the rushing attack. That is especially the case if Derrick Henry returns after missing Sunday’s loss.

As far as the pass-catchers, A.J. Brown and Tajae Sharpe figure to see more targets. Tight end Jonnu Smith will also be a factor.

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NASHVILLE — The Titans returned to the practice field on Christmas Eve at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Tuesday:

The Return of Darius Jennings

Darius Jennings was back on the practice field, one day after being re-signed by the team.

“It’s an early present,” Jennings said. “I am ready. I am in the same shape I was in when I first went out the door, so I want to come back in here, bring energy to the group, and do what they ask me to do.”

Jennings was added to the active roster on Monday, one day after return man Kalif Raymond was placed in concussion protocol after taking a hit in Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Raymond will be monitored throughout the week.

Jennings handled the team’s kickoff return duties the first seven games of this season, returning seven kicks for a 21.0-yard average, before being released after Raymond was added. Jennings also had two catches for 17 yards.

Jennings handled kickoff returns for the Titans in 2018, returning 22 kicks for 698 yards (31.7 average), including a 94-yard return for a touchdown in a game at Miami. His 31.7-yard average set the franchise record.

“I just want to take advantage of any opportunity I can to help the team,” Jennings said. “Guys welcomed me back with open arms, so that feels good. It’s kind of like I never left.”

Injury Update

The Titans held a scaled back walk-through practice on Tuesday, and only the stretch portion of practice was open.

The only player not on the field in uniform was Raymond.

The rest of the Titans were present, including cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, receiver Adam Humphries, receiver Corey Davis, running back Derrick Henry, defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons and linebacker Daren Bates. Davis left Sunday’s game with a concussion while the other five players didn’t play because of injuries.

“We’re going to try to just prepare the best way that we know how,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Tuesday’s session. “It’ll be scaled back (today). We played a short time ago. The player’s bodies aren’t used to practicing on Tuesday with a Sunday game. Again, I think it’s been great. I think the players have been focused already today in meetings, what we think that the keys are going to be and how they need to understand and execute the game plan. We’ll have an opportunity to practice it, we’ll have an opportunity to meet about it after practice. I’ll let these guys spend some much-needed time with their families, and then be able to come back in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to clean up, continue to game plan and prepare to win.”

Practice Squad Additions

The Titans added running back Shaun Wilson to the team’s practice squad on Tuesday.

The Titans on Tuesday also re-signed running back Dalyn Dawkins to the team’s practice squad.

Wilson (5-9, 185) entered the NFL last year as an undrafted college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played five games as a rookie with the Bucs and totaled six carries for 29 yards and seven kickoff returns for 122 yards. Wilson was waived by Tampa Bay in June and signed by the Washington Redskins in July, before being placed on injured reserve in August and waived in November. Wilson was a two-year starter at Duke, where he tallied 2,463 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. He also recorded 725 receiving yards on 81 receptions and 1,697 kickoff return yards.

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NASHVILLE – Ben Jones founded The Jones Mission two years ago to raise money for organizations that serve at-risk youth.

This year the foundation distributed $85,000 raised via through the Ben Jones Celebrity Clay Shoot to a pair of local charities. It also funded holiday shopping events for families in need locally and in Jones’ hometown of Centreville, Ala.

Because of his efforts in the community, Jones was named the Tennessee Titans’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. The team announced the award Thursday.

In recognition of the honor, the starting center will wear a special helmet decal through the remainder of the season and will be a candidate for the 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award along with one player from each of the league’s other 31 teams.

All 32 nominees receive a $50,000 donation in their name, via the NFL Foundation, to the charity of their choice. The NFL Man of the Year will receive an additional $250,000 donation. The winner will be announced Feb. 1 during the NFL Honors awards show.

Each Team has named a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year annually since 1996. Jones is the first Titans offensive lineman to earn the distinction.

“It’s an honor to be nominated as the Titans’ Water Payton Man of the Year,” Jones said in a release from the team. “It’s incredibly important to me to help kids in need and to show them that anything is possible through hard work, determination and prayer. I have been fortunate that my foundation has been able to impact the lives of kids in Nashville and Alabama.”

This year The Jones Mission gave $45,000 to Preston Taylor Ministries, which addresses issues common to a Nashville public housing area, to help open a facility for after-school programs. Another $40,000 went to Endure Athletics, a Murfreesboro-based organization that provides fitness, education and mentorship opportunities to homeless children.

Jones also hosts senior football players from his high school, Bibb County (Ala.) High School, at a Titans game each season, stages an annual summer camp in his hometown and sponsors the annual holiday shopping trips for families in need.

Jones entered the NFL in 2012 as a fourth-round pick of the Houston Texans, the Titans’ opponent this Sunday at Nissan Stadium. After four seasons with Houston, he signed as a free agent with Tennessee in 2016 and has been the team’s starting center since.

He was named a team captain this season.

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It was not the absolute best of the Tennessee Titans.

In a way, though, Saturday’s 20-13 victory over the New England Patriots in a wild-card matchup at Gillette Stadium was the best representation of what these Titans are as a whole.

A team that relied too much on its defense early in the regular season and then rode a high-scoring offense into the playoffs late in the year got quality contributions from every aspect of the roster as it earned a spot in the divisional round. They were outgained but not outgunned. They gave up some plays but not a lot of points. And they made the most of the moments that mattered most.

As a result, Tennessee will play at Baltimore next Saturday with a spot in the conference championship on the line. The victory ended the championship reign of the Patriots, who won Super Bowl LIII last season and had gotten at least as far as the AFC Championship game each of the last eight years.

“We didn’t hand them anything,” coach Mike Vrabel said. “That was the one thing … they feast on bad football. We didn’t hand them anything and I don’t think our guys spent too much time staring up at those banners.”

There was some good from the offense. In particular, there was Derrick Henry and the line. The NFL’s leading rusher maintained his momentum from the regular season and rolled to a franchise playoff record 182 rushing yards on 34 attempts, which was more than enough to offset a surprisingly pedestrian performance in the passing game.

There was some good from the defense. In particular, there was a second-quarter goal-line stand that forced the Patriots to settle for their second field goal of the opening half. It was the second time in three red-zone possessions that quarterback Tom Brady and New England’s offense failed to score a touchdown, and that ability to dig in close to the goal line offset the fact that the Patriots produced 10 plays of more than 10 yards on their first four possessions.

“This team believes in each other,” quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “We believed in each other all year, and it’s come through trial. We’ve been in situations like this – tough games, tight games – and found a way to make a play and win. … We were able to do that (Saturday) night.”

The goal-line sequence, three attempts to run it in from the 2-yard line or closer (linebacker Rashaan Evans made two tackles and defensive lineman DaQuan Jones made one), was the turning point.

Up until then – with 2:16 to play in the first half – the Patriots had scored on three of their first four offensive possessions, compiled 199 total yards and led 13-7. After that, seven possessions netted just 108 total yards and only one crossed midfield (New England got as far as the Tennessee 47). The Patriots’ final play on offense was an interception that cornerback Logan Ryan returned nine yards for a touchdown with nine seconds remaining.

“They made some key plays in critical situations,” New England coach Bill Belichick said of Tennessee’s defense. “In the red area on third down, ultimately those plays were probably the difference in the game.”

It was also after the goal-line stand that the Titans turned to Henry in earnest. They put together a seven-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that gave them the lead at halftime. Those seven plays were six Henry runs for 53 yards and one Henry reception for 22 yards.

There was little else for offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to do given that Tannehill and the passing game – particularly the wide receivers – fell well short of the standard they established over the preceding 10 contests. Tannehill completed just eight of 15 passes for 72 yards, and his leading targets were backup tight ends Anthony Firkser (two receptions, 23 yards) and MyCole Pruitt (two receptions, four yards).

Firkser contributions were particularly notable given that his first catch went for 12 yards and a touchdown that put Tennessee ahead 7-3 in the first quarter. His second was an 11-yard gain on third-and-8 with 2:54 to play, which allowed the Titans to run precious time off the clock.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” Henry said. “We knew it was going to be muddy. We just had the mindset to never keep up [and] keep playing together in all three phases.”

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Brett Kern is finally starting to get the recognition he deserves. This year he was voted to the Pro Bowl and named first team All-Pro. Yesterday he was the Titans second best weapon behind Derrick Henry. The Titans posted this video on Twitter earlier today. I thought it deserved it’s own post here at MCM:

The last punt was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life. The special teams units as a whole were fantastic last night. There was so much talk heading into this game about how much of a problem the New England special teams were going to be. The Titans had absolutely no issues with them.

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When the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans square off in Week 15 for first place in the AFC South, there will be two brothers standing on opposite sides of the field.

On one sideline will be Titans tackle Dennis Kelly, and on the other will be Kelly’s brother Tim, who is the offensive coordinator for the Texans.

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This isn’t the first time the two brothers will be pitted against one another in the Titans-Texans rivalry, but it is the first time that Tim Kelly will be the offensive coordinator for Houston. In previous years, Tim was an assistant to Texans head coach, Bill O’Brien.

According to Mark Lane of Texans Wire, Tim does plan on catching up with his brother on the field before the game, but prior to that both Dennis and Tim are too busy preparing to beat each other in the upcoming game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday.

“During the week, we’re both pretty focused on taking care of business,” Kelly said. “I’ll make sure I go and say hello to him before the game.”

Also per Lane, there is expected to be about 60 people specifically attending the game to root for the brothers, but Tim joked that Dennis would have to pay for his tickets.

Even with the importance of this game and everything that is in the balance, Tim made sure to note how proud he is of his brother.

“It’s a pretty cool situation to be able to watch your brother play in the NFL, let alone have to prepare against him and get ready to play him,” said Kelly. “So, very proud of everything he’s accomplished and it’s definitely a pretty cool moment to be able to see him on the other sideline, that’s for sure.”

Dennis finished as the No. 18 tackle in the NFL last season, per Pro Football Focus, as he was filling in for an injured Jack Conklin.

Kelly got some time as a starter at left tackle this season during Taylor Lewan‘s four-game suspension, but has since been relegated to a backup role after Lewan’s return in Week 5.

That hasn’t diminished Kelly’s importance, though, as the Titans have found out first hand just how important it is to have such a talented tackle like Kelly as depth with the injuries they have sustained along the offensive line throughout the season.

Kelly, who is set to be a free agent in 2020, is just one of many players the Titans have to make a decision on next offseason. And, with the Texans possibly looking for help on the O-line in 2020, there’s a possibility that Tim and Kelly are together in Houston next season.

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Ahead of the New England Patriots’ AFC Wild Card matchup with the Titans, Tom Brady posted a lion-themed hype video to get his teammates and fans pumped for the playoffs.

Let’s just say that the hype video didn’t pan out exactly how Brady would have hoped.

The Titans defeated the Patriots, 20-13, in Foxborough — sending the Patriots into an offseason of uncertainty. But in the meantime, the Titans’ Taylor Lewan is enjoying the Patriots’ loss.

Shortly after the game, Lewan took to Instagram and posted his own version of Brady’s hype video. He included the caption: “You wanted hyenas you got (expletive) hyenas. #ForTheBoys! #NoBadDays”

The final frame of the video included the final score because of course it did.

The Titans face the Ravens in Saturday’s Divisional round.

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FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – For the second straight week, the Titans got Marcus Mariota involved.

Mariota, the Titans longtime starting quarterback who was benched in Week 7 in favor of Ryan Tannehill, came out for one play during Tennessee’s opening drive against the Patriots in their AFC wild-card game on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. He completed a 4-yard pass to tight end MyCole Pruitt.

The Titans ended their opening drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Anthony Firkser.

Last week, Mariota came into the game against the Texans in the second quarter for one play, and, with Tannehill lined out wide, threw a 24-yard dart to receiver A.J. Brown to push Tennessee into Texans territory.

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NASHVILLE — The Titans returned to the practice field on Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Saturday’s playoff game against the New England Patriots.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Tuesday:

Adoree Jackson Update

Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was listed as a full participant in Tuesday’s practice.

Jackson hasn’t played since suffering a foot injury in the team’s December 1 game against the Colts. He’s been limited in some practices, but been sidelined in most.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel was asked before practice about how much Jackson could help the secondary if he’s able to return. Jackson started 10 of the first 11 games for the Titans before his injury.

Logan Ryan, Tramaine Brock, Tye Smith and LeShaun Sims have worked at cornerback in recent weeks.

“Sure, it’d be a boost to the entire team to have all our players that at some point in time during the season we’ve counted on to be available to play,” Vrabel said. “Not just the secondary, it would help the entire team, which is what we’re always about.”

Vrabel will make his postseason coaching debut on Saturday night.

Vrabel played linebacker eight seasons with the Patriots, and won three Super Bowl rings while playing under head coach Bill Belichick.

Last year, the Vrabel-coached Titans beat the Belichick-coached Patriots 34-10 in Nashville. Back in August, the Patriots beat the Titans 22-17 at Nissan Stadium.

On Saturday, the two coaches will meet in the postseason.

Vrabel said on Tuesday it’s dangerous to anticipate what Belichick might be thinking.

“There’s a fine line between just going ahead and changing a bunch of stuff and thinking, ‘Well, they’re going to do this, so we can’t do that,’ and doing stuff that the players believe in, that they have confidence in and they can go out and execute based on whatever look they may see,” Vrabel said.

“So, there’s going to, obviously, be an element of game plan just like there is every week. So, Bill will prepare his team like he does, and I’ll do the best job to get our guys ready to play.”

Receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) and Kalif Raymond (concussion) did not practice on Tuesday.

Both players missed Sunday’s game at Houston, and Humphries has been sidelined since December 1.

Linebacker Daren Bates (shoulder) and receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) were listed as limited on today’s injury report.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The legend of Taysom Hill took another major leap Sunday, even in defeat.

The third-string New Orleans Saints quarterback and former BYU standout made several impacts plays for the Saints in their 26-20 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the NFC wild-card playoffs.

It was little consolation for Hill and the Saints, who lost for the third straight season in the playoffs on the final play of the game — this time on a 4-yard Kyle Rudolph touchdown in overtime.

“We had a great season, a great team, and it hurts to go out like that,” Hill said in a postgame interview.

Hill’s 20-yard touchdown grab from New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees with 10:31 remaining in regulation — his seventh receiving touchdown of the season — brought the Saints within 20-17.

He also set up New Orleans’ first touchdown. First, Hill carried the ball for an 11-yard gain on a run-pass option to the Saints’ 46-yard line.

On the next play, with Hill lined up in the shotgun, he connected with Deonte Harris for a 50-yard gain on the longest pass of his pro career, setting up New Orleans with a first-and-goal at the Vikings 4.

The pass covered 54.7 yards through the air and had a completion probability of 27.2%, according to Next Gen Stats.

Hill then served as the lead blocker on the next play, as Alvin Kamara scored on a 4-yard carry to give the Saints a 10-3 lead in the second quarter.

“He’s really an asset for us, a great teammate. He made a lot of plays,” Saints head coach Sean Payton said of Hill in his postgame press conference.

The former BYU quarterback had his name all over the gamebook, rushing for a team-high 50 yards on four carries and catching two passes for 25 yards, in addition to his completed pass. His four carries all went for first downs and Hill also had a special teams tackle.

“It’s a team game. They were kind of forcing our hand, doing everything they could to take away Mike T. (receiver Michael Thomas) and some of our other guys so there were a few opportunities to step up and make a few plays. At the end of the day, it’s all about doing what you can to help our team win and that’s been my mindset all year,” Hill said.

His impact could have been greater, if not for the Vikings’ heroics to earn their second playoff win over the Saints in three years.

With under six minutes in the fourth quarter, Hill took a carry for a 9-yard gain to the New Orleans 47 on a third-and-1 to keep a drive alive. Two plays later, facing a second-and-5 at the Minnesota 48, Hill took the snap left and broke through a pair of tackles before rattling off a bruising 28-yard run to the Minnesota 20.

On the next play, Brees had the ball stripped by Danielle Hunter and the Vikings recovered to end the scoring threat and maintain Minnesota’s 20-17 lead.

In the third quarter, Hill appeared to convert a fourth-and-3 on a fake punt with New Orleans trailing 20-10, but the play was wiped out by a false start.

“We didn’t capitalize on some big-play opportunities when we had the chance. At the end of the day, when you add them up, they did made more plays than we did,” Brees said in his postgame press conference.

Hill lamented the Saints’ inability to get their offense going much of the game.

“I think we struggled on third down. It was tough to get drives started, get that first first down and get going. I think that was kind of the Achilles heel tonight,” he said.

Despite this, they still had a shot to win after New Orleans forced overtime with a 49-yard Will Lutz field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation. Minnesota advanced to the NFC divisional round, though, by driving 75 yards on nine plays on the first drive of overtime and won on Kirk Cousins’ 4-yard score to Rudolph.

Hill, who’s spent his first three NFL seasons with the Saints, will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

“Minnesota played a good game and you’ve got to tip your hat to them,” Hill said.

Other NFL locals on wild-card weekend

Marcus Williams, FS, New Orleans: The former Utah defender started at free safety and had a team-high 10 tackles, including five solo stops, in the Saints’ loss.

Cody Barton, LB, Seattle: The former Utah and Brighton High standout started his first-ever playoff game at SAM linebacker and had a solid outing in the Seahawks’ 17-9 win over Philadelphia, finishing with a sack on a second-and-8 play that helped force a punt, two pass deflections and a quarterback hurry. He also had five tackles, including four solo stops.

Bobby Wagner, MLB, Seattle: The former Utah State star started at middle linebacker and had seven tackles, including six solo stops and a tackle for loss on a third-down play, in the win over the Eagles.

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, DE, Seattle: The former BYU pass rusher had a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry before leaving the game with an injury in the second quarter.

Marquise Blair, S, Seattle: The former Utah safety played, but did not record any statistics in the Seahawks’ win.

Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle: The former Utah State back played but did not record any statistics in the Seahawks’ win.

John Ursua, WR, Seattle: The former Cedar and Westlake High standout played, but did not record any statistics in the Seahawks’ win.

Bryan Mone, DT, Seattle: The former Highland High lineman was not active for the Seahawks’ win.

Sua Opeta, OG, Philadelphia: The former Weber State and Stansbury High product was not active for the Eagles’ loss to the Seahawks.
Kyle Van Noy, LB, New England: The former BYU ’backer had a strip sack on Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter and added five tackles for the Patriots — including a stop for no gain on a third-and-3 play in the fourth — in their 20-13 loss to the Titans.

LeShaun Sims, CB, Tennessee: The former Southern Utah defensive back played 11 special-teams snaps in the Titans’ win.

Star Lotulelei, DT, Buffalo: The former Utah, Snow College and Bingham High product started at defensive tackle and had solo two tackles for the Bills in their 22-19 overtime loss to Houston. The second came on a fourth-and-1 for no gain late in the fourth quarter and helped lead to a Bills field goal that forced overtime.

Taron Johnson, CB, Buffalo: The former Weber State defensive back started and had a pass deflection on a third-down play that led to a punt before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury in the loss to the Texans.