Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis plans to play in Thursday Night Football tonight, a day after his brother Titus Davis lost his battle with cancer at age 27.
Titus Davis was also a football player, with a monster college career and small stints with the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and Chicago Bears.
Corey Davis planning to play is likely an homage to the sport they both loved, and honestly, it's probably therapeutic. While we all (hopefully all of us anyway) would understand if he chose not to play tonight, it will be an emotional night for him.
I am highly confident we will be watching Derrick Henry highlights for the rest of our lives. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin feels the same, as he will have to focus on stopping the versatile running back this week when his team faces the Tennessee Titans.
This is already one of my favorite games of the week. Pittsburgh's defense has been playing lights out, and the same goes for the Titans' offense.
It feels like forever since the Tennessee Titans have played football, and that's because it has been. The only positive to this, aside from attempting to screw up the NFL season for the rest of us, is that they had extra time for injured players to get healthy. Wide receiver AJ Brown and left tackle Taylor Lewan are expected to play tonight.
Brown has been missing in action with a knee injury since Week One, while Lewan was listed as questionable on the injury report with a shoulder injury.
No punishment has been dealt for the team's outbreak situation (and holding practices off-campus despite being told not to). The Titans are benefitting from the extra time off, though, by getting back two key players.
Another injury. Drink!
Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and missed practice on Thursday.
Brown will likely be out this weekend, and could miss more time, which is not good for the Titans. They go up against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, where they can definitely use his services. Brown led Tennessee in receptions last season.
Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard restructured his deal before Monday night's game to free up some cap space.
The restructure is most likely to create room for some extensions. Tight end Jonnu Smith is one who comes to mind.
Byard had a forced fumble in Monday night's win.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans was ejected during Monday night's game against the Denver Broncos for stupidly punching tight end Jake Butt for no discernible reason.
He then, as one does, apologized to his teammates for his absence.
It is completely lost on me why you would throw a punch to a guy wearing a football helmet, but here we are.
One of the main things that are going to look mighty different for the NFL in 2020 is the absence of fans in the stadium. Week One, for the Tennessee Titans, is a no-go, but beyond that, the team is hoping to accommodate fans.
As I've mentioned before, the time-lines on these sorts of things are wonky. As we were saying back in April, we are still not entirely sure of what will happen with the virus, so it's impossible to say, "On ___ day, we'll be allowing fans into the stadium."
Some fans, the Kansas City Chiefs are one, are allowing small numbers of fans to begin the season, and even then, we are not sure how it is going to go. Will there be an outbreak? Will we even still be playing games by then? Will fans be able to behave themselves and not ruin it for everyone else?
I'd love to be optimistic regarding all of these questions, but the fact is -- we don't know.
Jadeveon Clowney has been a free agent since March, still hasn't signed anywhere, and it looks like we're going to find out where he will sign by process of elimination. The latest team to scrap Clowney plans -- the New York Jets.
After being traded from the Seattle Seahawks, safety Bradley Mcdougald said he'd love to see Clowney on his new team. However, that doesn't seem to be in the plans as of right now.
This year has been tough for all free agents, especially those coming off an injury, but it's getting down to the wire here for Clowney.
Perfect spot for him to land right now, in my opinion is the Tennessee Titans. Worry about Vic Beasley later, sign Clowney now.
If there will be Monday Night Football Week 1, ESPN has their announcers lined up.
The first game will be Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants and will feature Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, college football announcers. The second game of the double-header, Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos, will feature Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, and Brian Griese. (The tweet is a little unclear, but wanted to give credit to who had it first.)
It's unclear if this is their plan for the entirety of the season or just for now, but I am just happy we don't have to see Booger McFarland.
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