Tennessee Titans Daily Links: Holdouts And Holdups Edition

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Reinfeldt addressed Chris Johnson's holdout over the weekend, and the team is saying they'll work with CJ on a new contract if he'll come to camp. They don't expect him to practice or risk injury, just attend meetings and generally be there to absorb the new offense and the new rhythm of things around Baptist Sports Park. Honestly, I don't understand what part of that plan CJ's agent would object to. Even if the Titans' offer is laughably low, CJ could gain a lot of public support by showing up at camp. He's really getting killed around Nashville for this holdout (to an inordinate level, IMO), and a simple gesture like showing up with no intention of practicing would help him a lot.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 This better be a joke, or some kind of motivational ploy. The first released depth chart, which is listed as unofficial, has Craig Stevens starting over Jared Cook. Also, when will the day finally come where I don't have to see Justin Gage's name on a Titans depth chart? Can we just skip ahead to that day already???

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Hopefully Cortland Finnegan learned a big lesson this weekend. Even if they are at fault, don't blame the media. Nothing gets journalist to run cynical and snarky shots at you like putting the media on blast. They're largely an insecure group, and they have a bigger bull horn than you. What Cortland should have done was act contrite, and then apologizes for not being clear upfront and creating confusion that spiraled into outrage. It doesn’t matter if Cortland really was holding out for more money (which he obviously was); he's only harming his case by not playing the game with the journalist who is in that locker room damned near every day. Either that or be funny. Being defensive and accusatory isn't a good look in life or in football.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jordan Babineaux was teammates with Matt Hasselbeck for seven years in Seattle, and he started off his first practice as a Titan by picking off a Hasselbeck pass.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Titans single game tickets went on sale this morning. There are roughly 3,000 tickets available for each home game, and the Titans are hoping to continue their streak of selling out every game since the stadium opened in 1999.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Titans did a great job of heavily front-loading Matt Hasselbeck's new contract, to the point that almost half of his total salary will be paid this year. Now if we don't need him next year we won't have to eat a bunch of cap space when he's cut. Hopefully they can do the same thing with a certain running back who's looking for a mega-deal

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Titans have signed offensive lineman Pat McQuistan. The 6-6, 319 lb lineman has played both guard and tackle in his years with the Cowboys and Dolphins.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFF says that our decision to get Barrett Rudd instead of retaining Tulloch was one of the worst moves of the offseason. I say that's a good sign that their LB metrics are out of whack.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Randall Godfrey > Stephen Tulloch.


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