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Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews (70) blocks Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Atlanta.

Casey, Titans agree to four-year extension

Deal worth $36 million, with $20.5 million guaranteed.

Tennessee first-year coach Butch Jones watches his team against Kentucky in an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Tennessee won 27-14.

Jones about to watch Vols take first steps

Tennessee will place on field one of FBS’s youngest teams.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt watches the action during his first game as the Titans' head coach against the Green Bay Packers in a preseason NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Whisenhunt has been a much needed breath of fresh air for the Titans, snapping them out of routines and holding them accountable for mistakes.

Whisenhunt’s success hinges on a healthy Locker

Health of quarterback will impact coach’s encore.

FILE -- In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason watches his players during NCAA college football practice in Nashville, Tenn. First-year coach Mason has talked about Vanderbilt's goal of winning the SEC after their baseball team won the national championship -- a new idea for a program that has never won 10 games in a single season.

Mason will briefly take in pregame atmosphere

Debut as Vanderbilt’s head football coach will be all business.

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (33) moves the ball against Tennessee Titans middle linebacker Moise Fokou (53) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Atlanta.

Growing pains slowing down Titans defense

Whisenhunt not happy with defensive issues, but understands.

Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw plays against the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter of an NFL football preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.

Former Titan announces he has ALS

Shaw joins Ice Bucket Challenge to show awareness about disease.

FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion, left, drives to the basket over San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9) during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on in San Antonio. A person familiar with the negotiations says veteran free agent forward Shawn Marion has agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marion informed the Cavs this weekend that he will take a minimum deal and play for them next season, said the person who spoke Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized.

Marion to sign with Cavaliers

36-year-old former Clarksville High great looking for another NBA title.

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley throws to a receiver during the annual Orange and White NCAA college spring football game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Worley named Vols starting quarterback

Senior separates himself among three QBs in postseason.

Tennessee's Pig Howard (2) runs with the football in the NCAA college football game against rival Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Vols’ Howard never doubted he would return

Receiver believes adversity makes you stronger.

Tennessee Titans wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, right, talks with wide receiver Justin Hunter, left, during NFL football training camp Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Hunter becomes ‘Just Another Guy’ for practice

Coaching staff delivers message to second-year receiver

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