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2000
January 8 - In a play known as the "Music City Miracle," Kevin Dyson, returns a Frank Wycheck lateral on a kickoff return 75 yards for a touchdown, lifting the Titans to a 22-16 victory in the AFC Wild Card playoff game over the Buffalo Bills. The improbable play, which occurred with just 16 seconds remaining in the game, gives the franchise its first playoff win in Tennessee in addition to its first since 1993.


 
January 16 -Eddie George rushes for 162 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run, as the Titans defeat the Indianapolis Colts, 19-16, in an AFC Divisional Playoff game at the RCA Dome.

 

January 23 - The Titans beat Jacksonville for the third time of the season and fifth consecutive time, using 23 second-half points en route to a 33-14 win at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville. Steve McNair runs for two touchdowns and Derrick Mason returns a kickoff 80 yards in the win. The win sends Tennessee to its first Super Bowl in franchise history and its first AFC/AFL Championship since 1961.

 

January 30 - The Titans fall short in their quest to win Super Bowl XXXIV, as Kevin Dyson is stopped one yard short of the end zone on the final play of the game in a 23-16 St. Louis Rams victory.


February 16 - The Titans sign unrestricted free agents LB Randall Godfrey (Dallas) and T Fred Miller (St. Louis).


March 7 - Mike Heimerdinger is named offensive coordinator, replacing Les Steckel.


March 13 - Craig Johnson (quality control/offense) and Ronnie Vinklarek (quality control/defense) are added to the coaching staff, while Jim Schwartz is promoted to linebackers coach.


June 15 - The Titans extend the contract of Head Coach Jeff Fisher and expand his title to Executive Vice President.


July 19 - The Titans extend the contract of RB Eddie George.


August 14 - The Titans host Monday Night Football for the first time since moving to Tennessee. A sell-out crowd of 68,072 at Adelphia Coliseum watch the Titans defeat St. Louis, 30-3, in a preseason Super Bowl XXXIV rematch.

October 16 - The Titans host their first regular season Monday Night Football game at Adelphia Coliseum, a 27-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.


November 12 - Tennessee's NFL record of 12 consecutive victories to open a new stadium ends in a 24-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

 

December 14 - S Blaine Bishop, RB Eddie George, T Brad Hopkins, DE Jevon Kearse, KR Derrick Mason, G Bruce Matthews, CB Samari Rolle and TE Frank Wycheck are named to the AFC team for the Pro Bowl. QB Steve McNair is added as an alternate, giving the Titans nine players on the Pro Bowl roster, the most for the franchise since nine players were selected in 1992.

 

December 17 - At Cleveland, Bruce Matthews passes brother Clay on NFL games played list at 279 games. Both are honored in pre-game ceremony.


December 25 - The Titans clinch the AFC Central Division Championship with a 31-0 victory against the Dallas Cowboys, earning a 13-3 record for the second-consecutive season and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The defensive unit finishes the season ranked first overall in the NFL.

2001
January 7 - Baltimore defeats the Titans, 24-10, in an AFC Divisional Playoff game at Adelphia Coliseum.


February 1 - Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is hired as head coach of the Buffalo Bills.


February 2 - Jim Schwartz is promoted to defensive coordinator.


February 6 - Gunther Cunningham, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach, is named assistant head coach defense/linebackers.


February 22 - Everett Withers is named defensive backs coach.


March 2 - The Titans re-sign unrestricted free agent WR/KR Derrick Mason, who set an NFL record in 2000 with 2,690 all-purpose yards.


March 7 - The Titans agree to terms with unrestricted free agent K Joe Nedney from the Carolina Panthers.


March 8 - Former Pro Bowl safety Chuck Cecil is hired as defensive quality control coach.


March 28 - The Titans agree to trade their first pick (29th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft to the St. Louis Rams for defensive end Kevin Carter.


April 21 - The Titans select DB Andre Dyson with their first selection (2nd round/60th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.

May 22 - The NFL announces its plans to realign divisions beginning in 2002, placing the Titans in the new AFC South with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts and expansion Houston Texans.

 

August 4 - Mike Munchak, Titans offensive line coach and former Houston Oilers guard, is inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being selected for enshrinement on Jan. 27.


September 25 - Former Nashville Kats (Arena Football League) Head Coach Pat Sperduto is hired as director of arena football league operations.


October 7 - Starting at center in Baltimore, Bruce Matthews plays in his 283rd NFL game and surpasses Jim Marshall for first place on league's all-time list for games played among non-kickers.


December 30 - Eddie George records a season-high 130 yards rushing against Cleveland, marking the 30th 100-yard game of his career. Additionally, George becomes the first RB in franchise history to post 200 career pass receptions.

2002

 

January 2 - Bruce Matthews is named to his 14th consecutive Pro Bowl, tying him with Merlin

Olsen for the most Pro Bowl selections in league history. Jevon Kearse also is selected for the third consecutive year.


April 5 - The team begins its fifth annual Tennessee Titans Caravan. With 16 players plus staff participating, Titans Caravan V goes on to make 64 stops, including 27 schools, in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama over a two-week period.


April 20 - The Titans select DT Albert Haynesworth with their first pick (15th overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft.


April 30 - Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams announces that he has purchased an expansion Arena Football League team that will begin play in Nashville in 2004. The team will keep the name of the previous AFL team that played in Nashville, the Nashville Kats.


May 15 - The Titans reach an agreement with Citadel Communications to move the Titans' flagship radio station to Nashville's 103 WKDF (103.3 FM).


May 30 - Craig Johnson is promoted to quarterbacks coach. Ned James is hired as offensive assistant.


June 4 - The Titans reach a tentative agreement with Adelphia Business Solutions to have Adelphia's name removed from the coliseum, pending court approval.

 

July 15 - Offensive lineman Bruce Matthews officially announces his NFL retirement from the offices of Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr., in Houston, Tex.


September 7 - Titans owner Bud Adams unveils his team's PSL Founder's Club display at Coliseum.


December 1 - RB Eddie George becomes franchise's all-time leading rusher, passing Earl Campbell, in victory at New York Giants.


December 8 - Former Titans/Oilers offensive lineman Bruce Matthews is inducted into Titans' Hall of Fame and has his jersey retired during special halftime ceremony during Colts game.


December 22 - Titans clinch inaugural AFC South Division with 28-10 victory at Jacksonville.


December 29 - Titans go undefeated in inaugural AFC South division with 13-3 victory at Houston, securing a first-round bye in playoffs. The Titans become NFLÕs third team to advance to playoffs after starting their season 1-4.

2003
January 1 - QB Steve McNair finishes third in league MVP voting behind Rich Gannon and Brett Favre.


January 11 - Titans defeat Steelers 34-31 in bruising AFC Divisional Playoff Game.


January 19 - Titans play in franchise's fourth AFC Championship Game, but fall short at Oakland, 41-24.


January 25 - Former Houston Oilers DE Elvin Bethea named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2003 class.


February 3 - Head coach Jeff Fisher coaches the AFC to a 45-20 victory in Pro Bowl.


February 7 - Titans president Jeff Diamond signs a new one-year contract.


April 26 - Titans select CB Andre Woolfolk with their first pick (28th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft.


June 25 - Head coach Jeff Fisher agrees to terms on a long-term contract extension.


December 7 - Frank Wycheck becomes the fourth tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions in Tennessee's 29-27 loss at home to Indianapolis.


December 7 - WR Derrick Mason catches six passes for 64 yards at home vs. Indianapolis to record his third consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season.


December 18 - The NFL announces that four Titans are going to the 2004 Pro Bowl -- QB Steve McNair (named the starter), along with LB Keith Bulluck, WR Derrick Mason, and P Craig Hentrich. OT Brad Hopkins would later be named to the Pro Bowl as a reserve.

December 21 - QB Steve McNair leads a miraculous comeback at Houston, throwing the game-winning touchdown to Drew Bennett with 17 seconds left in Tennessee’s 27-24 victory on the road. In the process, McNair surpasses 3,000 passing yards for the season, joining Warren Moon as only the second QB in franchise history to do so four times.


December 28 - Recently re-signed QB Neil O’Donnell starts following injuries to Steve McNair and Billy Volek. He threw for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Tennessee's season-ending 33-13 victory over the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It marked O'Donnell's last NFL game as he would announce his retirement following the season. Eddie George becomes the 17th running back in NFL history to record 10,000 rushing yards in the team's victory over the Bucs. George rushes for 87 yards to push him over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the seventh time in his eight NFL seasons. It marked the final regular season game and the final home game for George as a Titan.

2004

 

January 2 - QB Steve McNair named NFL's co-MVP along with Colts QB Peyton Manning. Each player receives 16 votes from a national panel of 50 journalists. along with Colts QB Peyton Manning. Each player receives 16 votes from a national panel of 50 journalists.

 

January 3 - Titans defeat Ravens 20-17 in AFC Wild Card Playoff Game in Baltimore.

 

January 10 - Titans fall at New England in AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the coldest playoff game in franchise history (four degrees, minus 10 wind chill).


January 11 - K Gary Anderson, the NFL's all-time leading scorer (2,346 points), announces his retirement after 22 seasons.


January 20 - Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams re-assumes team president role after Jeff DiamondÕs contract expires.


January 23 - TE Frank Wycheck announces his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons in the league.


April 24 - Titans select a league-high 13 players in the 2004 NFL Draft, including three players in the second round (the team traded its first-round pick) Ð TE Ben Troupe, DE Travis LaBoy and DE Antwan Odom.


July 22 - Titans release RB Eddie George.


September 11 - The Titans season opener at Miami is played on Saturday instead of Sunday due to impending Hurricane Ivan. Titans running back Chris Brown rushes for 100 yards in his first NFL start en route to the teamÕs 17-7 victory.


October 11 - On Monday Night Football, Steve McNair quarterbacks the Titans to a 48-27 victory over Green Bay to give him 71 career wins as a starter, surpassing Warren Moon's previous franchise record of 70 victories. The 48 points set a Lambeau Field record for a visiting team. Also in the game, running back Chris Brown carries 27 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns, joining Stump Mitchell (St. Louis Cardinals) and Don Calhoun (New England Patriots) to become the third player in NFL history to gain 100 or more rushing yards in four of his first five NFL starts.


December 13 - Running back Chris Brown totals 91 yards against Kansas City to become the franchise's eighth player to eclipse 1,000 season rushing yards. He finishes the season with 1,067 yards on 220 carries.


December 19 - Titans quarterback Billy Volek becomes fourth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 400 or more yards in two consecutive games after passing for 426 yards against Kansas City (12/13) and 492 yards at Oakland (12/19). The 918-yard total is the second-best two-game total in NFL history behind Phil Simms' record of 945 yards (1985).

2005
January 28 - The Arena Football League's Nashville Kats begin play under owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr., winning 47-38 at the Columbus Destroyers.


February 9 - University of Southern California assistant Norm Chow is hired as Titans offensive coordinator after a 32-year career in college football.


February 21 - Titans part ways with six veterans Ð K Joe Nedney, DE Kevin Carter, CB Samari Rolle, RB/FB Robert Holcombe, T Fred Miller and WR Derrick Mason -- due to salary cap concerns.


April 23 - Titans select West Virginia cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.


May 6 - Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr. pledges $600,000 over three years for scholarship program that provides money for college for one student-athlete from every high school in Tennessee.


September 6 - Through his foundation, quarterback Steve McNair organizes a relief drive for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Titans fans respond in droves, arriving at LP Field to fill over 20 tractor trailers worth of goods to be sent to the Gulf Coast region.


September 18 - Titans General Manager Floyd Reese becomes the first GM in team history to record 100 wins as the Titans defeat the Ravens by a score of 25-10.


October 9 - Head Coach Jeff Fisher becomes the 34th coach in NFL history and the first in franchise history to notch 100 wins as the Titans win at Houston by a score of 34-20. Also in the game, quarterback Steve McNair became the 49th player in NFL history and second player in franchise history to reach 25,000 career passing yards.

2006
February 12 - Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch plays in his first career Pro Bowl. In his first season with the Titans, Vanden Bosch finished fourth in the NFL with 12.5 sacks, the most by a team member since 1999.


February 24 - K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr. is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.


March 13-15 - After a delay to the start of the NFL year due to collective bargaining talks between the league and the NFL Players Association, the Titans strike quickly in the initial days of free agency. They agree to terms with four veteran unrestricted free agents -- linebacker David Thornton (Indianapolis), wide receiver David Givens (New England), center Kevin Mawae (N.Y. Jets) and safety Chris Hope (Pittsburgh) Ð within a three day span.


April 29 - Titans select quarterback Vince Young out of the University of Texas with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.


June 6 - Titans and Louisiana Pacific Corporation reach an agreement on a new naming rights sponsorship that calls for the team's home stadium to be named LP Field. LP obtains the naming rights for 10 years.


June 9 - Titans trade quarterback Steve McNair to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a fourth-round draft choice in 2007.


June 14 - Offensive tackle Brad Hopkins announces his retirement from the NFL. Hopkins retires after playing in 194 games, the third-most in franchise history at the time (Matthews, Bethea). His 188 starts were the second-most in team history for an offensive lineman (Matthews).


July 29 - Titans sign first-round pick, QB Vince Young.


August 26 - Steve Underwood promoted to Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.


September 3 - Titans bring back Robaire Smith after the defensive tackle was waived by Houston.


September 20 - Titans trade QB Billy Volek to the San Diego Chargers for a 2007 draft selection.


August 5 - Former Houston Oilers QB Warren Moon is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


November 26 - Trailing 21-0 entering the fourth quarter, Vince Young leads the Titans to 24 unanswered points, posting the largest comeback by a rookie QB in NFL history. Rob Bironas' 49-yard field goal caps the stunning victory over the Giants at LP Field.


December 3 - Rob Bironas kicks franchise-long 60-yard field goal to beat the Colts, 20-17, at LP Field. The 60-yarder tied Steve Cox and Morten Andersen for the fourth-longest field goal in NFL history.


December 10 - Vince Young returns to his hometown and runs for a 39-yard touchdown in overtime to defeat the Texans, 26-20, at Reliant Stadium.


December 31 - Titans exercise 2007 option on head coach Jeff Fisher's contract.

2007
January 3 - Vince Young named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.


January 5 - After 13 seasons at the helm, Floyd Reese resigns as general manager of the Titans.


February 1 - Vince Young named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.


February 3 - Former offensive lineman Bruce Matthews becomes the first franchise player that wore the Titans uniform to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


February 10 - Vince Young becomes the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to play in the Pro Bowl.


February 12 - Titans name former Oilers safety Mike Reinfeldt the team's new General Manager.


February 28 - Vincent Marino hired from NFL office as Senior Director of Football Administration.


March 9 - Chuck Cecil is promoted to Secondary Coach; Marcus Robertson named Assistant Secondary Coach.


March 12 - Titans agree to terms with Cowboys linebacker Ryan Fowler.


March 13 - Titans agree to terms with Colts cornerback Nick Harper.


March 16 - Titans agree to terms with Bears wide receiver Justin Gage.


March 19 - Titans name Fred Graves Wide Receivers Coach.


April 10 - NFL suspends Adam 'Pacman' Jones for 2007 season.


April 23 - Titans hire Lake Dawson as Director of Pro Personnel.


April 28 - Titans select Texas DB Michael Griffin with the 19th overall pick in the NFL Draft.


May 3 - Titans announce they will conduct 2007 training camp at Baptist Sports Park.


August 4 - Bruce Matthews inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.


August 4 - NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell visits Titans training camp.


September 11 - Acquired DE Bryce Fisher from the Seattle Seahawks for a 2008 sixth-round draft pick.


September 24 - Keith Bulluck intercepts a career-high three passes as the Titans cruise to a 31-14 victory at New Orleans on Monday Night Football.


October 21 - Rob Bironas kicks an NFL-record eight field goals, including a game-winning 29-yarder, as the Titans defeat the Houston Texans 38-36 at Reliant Stadium.

December 30 - Titans win last three regular season games, including a 16-10 victory at Indianapolis in the season finale to clinch the AFC's final playoff spot and the teamÕs first postseason berth since 2003.

2008
January 6 - Vince Young becomes the youngest quarterback in franchise history to start in playoffs as the Titans fall 17-6 at San Diego in an AFC Wild Card game.


January 15 - Titans release offensive coordinator Norm Chow of his duties.


January 17 - Titans hire Mike Heimerdinger as offensive coordinator.


February 10 - Albert Haynesworth, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Rob Bironas play in Pro Bowl.


February 15 - Sherman Smith accepts job as offensive coordinator with Washington Redskins.


February 20 - Titans use franchise tag on DT Albert Haynesworth.


February 27 - Titans agree to terms with WR Justin Gage to long-term contract.


March 3 - Titans sign former Falcons TE Alge Crumpler as an unrestricted free agent.


March 6 - Titans sign former Eagles DE Jevon Kearse as unrestricted free agent.


March 10 - Titans name Earnest Byner running backs coach.


March 10 - Titans sign former Colts G Jake Scott as an unrestricted free agent.


March 12 - Titans sign former Jets WR Justin McCareins as an unrestricted free agent.


March 18 - Titans sign former Falcons TE Dwayne Blakley as an unrestricted free agent.


March 27 - Veteran guard Benji Olson announces retirement after 10 NFL seasons.


April 5 - Titans unveil new logo to celebrate team's 10th anniversary.


April 5 - Titans sign former Raiders CB/KR Chris Carr as a restricted free agent.


April 17 - Titans hold press conference honoring retirement of former franchise QB Steve McNair.


April 26 - Titans select East Carolina RB Chris Johnson with first pick (24th overall) in NFL Draft.


April 26 - Titans trade CB Pacman Jones to Dallas Cowboys for fourth-round draft pick and additional considerations (resulted in 4th-round pick in 2009 from Titans to Cowboys).


July 25 - The Titans reach a one-year contract agreement with franchised free agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.


September 7 - On the same day Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr. is added to the Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame, he unveils a Titans/Oilers Ring of Honor at LP Field during the season opener against Jacksonville. The initial members of the Ring of Honor include Adams, Elvin Bethea, George Blanda, Earl Campbell, Mike Holovak, Ken Houston, Mike Munchak, Jim Norton, Warren Moon and Bruce Matthews.


September 21 - Cornerback Cortland Finnegan sets a club record with a 99-yard INT return for a TD in an win against the Houston Texans.


September 28 - A 30-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at LP Field gives the Titans four consecutive wins to open the season for the first time in franchise history.


October 19 - In a 34-10 victory at Kansas City, the Titans set a franchise rushing record with 332 rushing yards, including 168 yards by Chris Johnson and 149 yards by LenDale White.


October 27 - At halftime of a Monday night game against the Colts at LP Field, the Titans induct Steve McNair, Eddie George and Frank Wycheck to the Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame and the Ring of Honor.


November 2 - On a day in which the Titans win in overtime against the Green Bay Packers, the club celebrates its 100th consecutive sellout at LP Field, including every preseason, regular season and playoff game from the time the stadium opened in 1999.


November 16 - With a 24-14 win at Jacksonville, the Titans win their 10th consecutive game to open the 2008 season and their 13th consecutive regular season game dating back to the last three regular season games of 2007.


November 27 - At Detroit on Thanksgiving, the Titans defeat the Lions 47-10, the team's seventh-highest margin of victory of all-time and DetroitÕs highest margin of defeat on Thanksgiving.


December 7 - The Titans clinch the AFC South title with a 28-9 victory over the Cleveland Browns at LP Field. It is the ninth division crown in club history.


December 16 - Six Titans are selected to the Pro Bowl Ð center Kevin Mawae, left tackle Michael Roos, running back Chris Johnson, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, safety Chris Hope and cornerback Cortland Finnegan. Additionally, quarterback Kerry Collins and safety Michael Griffin are named to the roster at a later date as alternates.


December 31 - The Titans defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-14 to secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs and tie the franchise record for most regular season wins (13).

2009
February 1 - Nancy Adams, co-owner, vice chairman of the board and wife of K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr., passes away in Houston at the age of 84.


February 12 - Chuck Cecil is elevated from secondary coach to defensive coordinator, replacing Jim Schwartz, who was hired as head coach by the Detroit Lions.


February 27 - The Titans re-sign unrestricted free agent quarterback Kerry Collins.


April 1 - The Titans unveil a new logo to celebrate the club's 50th season, incorporating the OilersÕ oil derrick logo with the fireball logo and the number 50.


March 2 - The Titans sign unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Jovan Haye from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and unrestricted free agent wide receiver Nate Washington from the Pittsburgh Steelers.


April 25 - The Titans select Rutgers WR Kenny Britt with the 24th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, the first of 11 Titans draft choices.


July 4 - Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair is shot and killed in Nashville.


July 8-9 - The Titans open LP Field to the public for fans to pay their respects to Steve McNair. On July 9, a memorial service is held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Whites Creek, Tenn.


July 11 - After a funeral service at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, Miss., Steve McNair's body is laid to rest at Griffith Cemetery, approximately 20 miles from his home in Mt. Olive, Miss.


August 3 - The Titans celebrate the 50th anniversary (Aug. 3, 1959) of K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr.'s announcement of Houston's entry in the American Football League.


August 6 - The Titans announce that they will wear a Ò9Ó helmet sticker during the season to honor the late Steve McNair. The sticker will appear on the back of the helmet and will remain in place throughout the entire 2009 season.


August 9 - In a 21-18 Hall of Fame Game victory over the Buffalo Bills in Canton, Ohio, the Titans debut their 50th anniversary 'legacy' uniforms. They wear the uniforms a total of four times in 2009.


September 10 - The Titans open the season with a 13-10 overtime loss at Pittsburgh in the NFLÕs Thursday night season opener.


October 18 - The Titans suffer the worst loss in franchise history at New England, losing 59-0 in their sixth consecutive loss to open the season. After a bye the next week, they win five consecutive games and finish at 8-8, becoming the only team in NFL history to win more than six games after starting the season at 0-6.


November 1 - At LP Field, Chris Johnson rushes for 228 yards in a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars to set a new franchise single-game rushing record.


November 29 - Quarterback Vince Young leads a 99-yard drive in the final minutes of a game against the Arizona Cardinals to give the Titans a 20-17 win at LP Field. Young connects with rookie wide receiver Kenny Britt on a 10-yard touchdown pass as time expires.

2010
January 3 - With a 134-yard rushing performance in the season finale at Seattle, running back Chris Johnson becomes the sixth player in NFL history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a season. Totaling 2,006 yards on 358 carries, he joined Eric Dickerson, Jamal Lewis, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis and O.J. Simpson as the only players to accomplish the feat. He also set a new team single-season rushing record (Earl Campbell), and he became the NFL's new single-season leader in total yards from scrimmage (2,509), surpassing Marshall Faulk's former record. The Titans defeat the Seahawks 17-13.


January 13 - Running back Chris Johnson is named Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year.


February 18 - The Titans' all-time leading punter, Craig Hentrich, announces his NFL retirement.

March 10 – The Titans sign free agent linebacker Will Witherspoon.


March 18 – The Titans sign unrestricted free agent defensive end Jason Babin from the Philadelphia Eagles.


April 22 – The Titans select Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan with the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft.


October 24 – The Titans open the season with a 5-2 start after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19.  Wide receiver Kenny Britt amasses the fifth-most receiving yards in franchise history with 225 yards on a career-high seven receptions with three touchdowns.


November 21 – Marc Mariani returns a punt 87 yards for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins becoming just the second Titans/Oilers player to record a punt return and a kickoff return for touchdowns in the same regular season.


2011
January 21 – The Titans release defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil of his duties.


January 28 – The Titans and head coach Jeff Fisher agree to part ways.


February 7 – The Titans name Mike Munchak the 16th head coach in franchise history.


February 8 – The Titans release offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger of his duties.


February 12 – The Titans hire Jerry Gray as defensive coordinator.


February 15 – The Titans hire Chris Palmer as offensive coordinator.


March 4 – The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the Players Association expires.


April 28 – The Titans select Washington quarterback Jake Locker with the eighth overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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