Tag:Tennessee Titans
Posted on: June 17, 2010 9:28 pm

Bulluck keeping his options open

There’s little doubt that LB Keith Bulluck really wants a job. But would he go as far as playing for the Detroit Lions? Well, maybe he doesn’t want a job that bad.

Bulluck, interviewed by Sirius NFL Radio on Thursday, said he’d like to play for the New York Giants, but he also said he could persuaded to return to Tennessee – the only place he’s ever played and where he’s recorded at least 125 tackles five times this decade. But he’s coming off ACL surgery, and though he could return by the first week of the NFL game schedule, he’s also 33 years old.

Sure, he could be ready to play by September, but he likely wouldn’t be 100 percent until a few months into the season. He’s coming off a 108-tackle season in just 14 games, but is he worth the risk?

The Lions, though, could be looking (along with the Titans, for the record) for somebody just like him. One positive aspect about playing for the Lions: he’d be reunited with former Tennessee defensive coordinator and current head coach Jim Schwartz.

"I'm very familiar with their system and very familiar with those people,” Bulluck said in his interview. “That coaching staff, I know they're working to go in the right direction at Detroit. How many wins did they have last year? I'll tell you, (the Lions) are one of those teams that's up-and-coming. But honestly, to be 100 percent honest, I want to play for a championship. If it comes down to it, if my option is to go to Detroit, yeah, all right, that's what we gotta do. Because I'm gonna play football, regardless.’’

To answer his question, the Lions won two games last year - a huge improvement over their zero-win 2008.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 17, 2010 7:38 pm

Tulloch still a no-show

Titans LB Stephen Tulloch signed his restricted free agent tender Monday, meaning he’ll play the 2010 season for about $2.5 million. Yet, Tulloch is nowhere to be found .

It is believed the fifth-year player who excels as a run-stopper wants a long-term contract deal, especially after last season when he recorded a career-high (and a team-high) 121 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

“He has missed an awful lot,’’ coach Jeff Fisher told the Tennessean. “Hopefully we’ll get things worked out and whenever he does decide to show up we’ll see what kind of shape he’s in and try and get him back in the defense.’’

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: Tennis
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:55 pm

Chris Johnson Tweets Frustration

Chris Johnson is starting to get more vocal about his holdout. A day after saying he wasn’t mad at the Titans, the 2,000-yard rusher Tweeted:

“Just got off the phn w/ my agent & its not good news I’m feeling lk @Revis24 rt now at least dey offering him.” (Johnson is referring to Darrelle Revis’s contract squabble in New York).

Johnson also wrote, “Its like how do u expect ur players to give they all and not put their bodies on the line when you not willing to give them what they deserve. How do u want player 2 honor their contract but the team dot have to honor it. If u dont wnt 2 pay a player early dont cut a player early.’’

--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 14, 2010 11:14 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2010 11:23 pm

Rough Day in Tennessee

Bud Adams may not want to read the sports section tomorrow. In it, he’s likely to find commentary about Vince Young’s apology for his recent citation at a Dallas strip club (earlier Pro Football Talk ripped Young for reportedly telling teammates that a friend talked him into going to the strip club).

Adams will also read about the four-game suspension handed down to linebacker Gerald McRath for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. (McGrath says he took a tainted supplement, not a steroid).

That’s not all…..

There was also a fight at Titans practice – though Cortland Finnegan was involved so maybe it’s not newsworthy (reporting that the feisty Finnegan got into a scuffle is like reporting that the sun rose again today). This time, Finnegan’s adversary was wide receiver Nate Washington.

Gritty right tackle David Stewart also got into with defensive end William Hayes. Stewart was able to rip Hayes’s helmet off but missed his target when he rifled it back at him.

Cornerback Rod Hood, who was in contention for the No. 2 job opposite Finnegan, was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Chris Johnson, as expected, did not report for minicamp. (Johnson is holding out for a long-term contract.)

On the bright side, the Titans were able to get Rhodes Scholar and sixth-round pick Myron Rolle under contract.

--Andy Benoit

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