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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Stretching Out Before The Combine Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Steve Wyche has a new mock draft and he has us taking Vanderbilt stud CB D.J. Moore.  I think I could maybe learn to deal with that pick... excuse me for a moment.

/jumps up and down like a school girl

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The deadline to apply the franchise tag is Thursday, and the two Titans who are even vaguely reasonable candidates are TE Bo Scaife and Kicker Rob Bironas.  Big Kick Rob should be the only one really considered here, as the franchise number for kickers is in the $2.4 million range.  Bo is nice, but isn't worth the $4.4 million he'd command with that designation.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 MCM extends a hearty congratulations to former Titans LB Peter Sirmon, who is set to enter the coaching world as graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of Oregon.  Peter was the perfect kind of smart, hard working player - lord knows he didn't make it in the NFL on his speed - who typically excels in the coaching field.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 When you look across the Titans coaching staff and front office there's a theme that pops up: safeties.  HC Jeff Fisher, GM Mike Reinfeldt, DC Chuck Cecil, assistant Marcus Robertson and newly hired Tim Hauck all played with great success as their teams' last line of defense.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 NFL.com has the entire list of players invited to the NFL combine, which gets underway today.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Chicago Bears look like they're targeting Chris Simms as free agency draws near.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Athletes who use steroids to recover from injuries aren't just cheaters, they're also outdated.  The new non-cheating non-cheating way to recover? Platelet-rich plasma therapy that involves injections of the patient's own blood at the point of injury.  It's how Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward prepped for the Super Bowl.

 

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