See Western Michigan football’s 2022 recruiting class from early signing day
KALAMAZOO, MI - College football recruiting is an inexact science, particularly at the Group of Five level, where three- and two-star prospects comprise the majority of classes. Follow along for a look at the 13 newest Broncos from WMU’s 2022 early signing day class. Tag BonnemaPosition: Defensive linemanHigh school: Zeeland EastMeasurables: 6-foot-4, 228 pounds247Sports Composite rating: 3-star, 0.8530Click here for Bonnema’s highlight tape---Saveon BrownPosition: Defensive backHigh school: Thornwood (South Holland, Ill.)Measurables: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds247Sports Composite rating: 3-star, 0.8396Click here for Brown’s highlight tape---Isaiah StreetPosition: Defensive linemanHigh school: Brownsburg (Brownsburg, Ind.) Measurables: 6-foot-5, 230 pounds247Sports Composite rating: 3-star, 0.8248Click here for Street’s highlight tape---Nate AndersonPosition: Wide receiverHigh school: Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Michigan high school football recruits navigate 2021 early signing dayMichigan State signs highest-ranked class in six years, featuring five 4-star recruitsWill Johnson, centerpiece of Michigan’s 2022 recruiting class, is ‘ready to work’mlive.com
Police arrest alleged porch pirate after finding 41 stolen packages during traffic stop
DETROIT -- A suspect is in custody after police discovered 41 stolen packages in a vehicle during a traffic stop. According to the Detroit Police Department, Officers Corey Davis and Malcom Jackson were heading northbound on Greenfield, approaching West McNichols around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. The officers then spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. All 41 of the packages had addresses on them for residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills. After contacting those departments and learning the packages were reported stolen, the officers placed the suspect under arrest and the suspect was taken to the Detroit Detention Center.mlive.com
2021 NFL draft: Farmington Hills native Dez Fitzpatrick picked by Tennessee Titans in Round 4
The Titans acquired former Louisville receiver and 2016 Waterford Mott grad Dez Fitzpatrick with the fourth pick of Round 4 and 109th selection overall to start Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft. Tennessee moved up 17 spots to nab the Michigan native, giving up fourth-round (No. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound wideout ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash at his pro day and registered a 35-inch vertical leap. Brown, a former second-round pick who has posted consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to start his NFL career. Two rounds after taking Fitzpatrick, the Titans drafted LSU wideout Racey McMath with the 21st pick in the sixth round (205th overall).mlive.com
WR Corey Davis came to Jets with belief Darnold 'is the guy'
(AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)NEW YORK – Intrigue and uncertainty have surrounded the New York Jets' quarterback situation all offseason. “I’m coming in with my understanding that Sam is the guy,” Davis said during a video conference call. 3 overall pick in 2018, has struggled with inconsistency and injuries during his three seasons with the Jets. “He's the right guy to come in here and turn things around,” Davis said. ... New York signed LB Del'Shawn Phillips, who played in two games last season for Buffalo.
New York Jets sign former No. 5 overall draft pick, ex-WMU WR Corey Davis to 3-year deal
KALAMAZOO, MI - A career year for Corey Davis in 2020 means the former Western Michigan Bronco and fifth-overall draft pick will be getting paid well when he begins his fifth NFL season in 2021. Davis signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Jets Monday, after spending the last four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. In four seasons with Tennessee, Davis tallied 222 catches for 3,017 yards and 14 touchdowns. With the Jets, Davis joins a receiving corps that includes Jamison Crowder (59 catches, 699 yards, 6 touchdowns in 2020-21), Braxton Berrios (37 catches, 394 yards, 3 TDs) and Denzel Mims (23 catches, 357 yards). RELATED READINGHealthy Corey Davis focused on present, not future, in contract year with TitansTennessee Titans activate former WMU star Corey Davis from COVID-19 listNFL WR Corey Davis provides Michigan family with unforgettable trip to TennesseeFormer WMU WR Corey Davis shows why Titans picked him 5th overallCounting down Corey Davis’ top plays from 2018 NFL seasonmlive.com
2021 NFL free agency tracker: John Johnson III reportedly chooses Browns over Detroit Lions, others
Detroit and Romeo Okwara have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal to keep the defensive end in town. 9:04 p.m. -- ESPN reports quarterback Jameis Winston is staying in New Orleans, signing a one-year deal worth $12 million. 6:42 p.m. -- Cornerback Ronald Darby is staying with the Denver Broncos on a three-year, $30 million deal per ESPN. 6:21 p.m. -- Yannick Ngakoue is on the move again, heading to Las Vegas via a two-year, $26 million deal per ESPN. Tampa Bay and Shaq Barrett came together on a reported four-year, $72 million deal with a whopping $36 million guaranteed.mlive.com
Lamar winless no more, leads Ravens to 20-13 win over Titans
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates after the Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory — and on the road, no less. Combine that with Baltimore smothering 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry, and the Ravens look playoff tough. After the turnover, the Ravens came onto the field and started waving good-bye to the Titans — drawing a taunting penalty they didn't mind at all. “We won the division, hosted a home playoff game,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. The Ravens held Tennessee to minus-7 yards in the second quarter, the third fewest in any quarter of a playoff game since the 2000 season.
Tannehill has 5 TDs, Titans rout Lions 46-25
The Titans (10-4) did their part with a second straight victory and fourth in five games to stay atop the AFC South. Henry capped the opening drive with a 3-yard TD run, his 15th this season. The Titans led 21-7 after a 75-yard TD pass from Tannehill to Corey Davis and a 17-yard TD run by Tannehill. Romeo Okwara sacked Tannehill two plays later for the Lions' first safety in 75 games, also against Tennessee on Sept. 18, 2016. The Titans put it away with 22 points in the fourth quarter with Tannehill's second TD run and two more TD passes.
Mayfield throws 4 TDs in 1st half, Browns beat Titans 41-35
The Browns had their best-scoring half ever, leading 38-7 at halftime, topping the 35 points scored in the second half at Cincinnati in 2004. The Titans made it interesting late, outscoring the Browns 28-3 in the second half. Mayfield became the first Browns quarterback to throw four TDs in the first half since Hall of Famer Otto Graham in 1951. That’s the guy that the Cleveland Browns know who he is. Tennessee opened the second half scoring back-to-back touchdowns within the first six minutes.
Former WMU WR Corey Davis on playing day after brother’s death: ‘This is what he wanted me to do’
KALAMAZOO, MI - Without a helmet and facemask to hide his emotions, Corey Davis showed his pain on national TV Thursday, as tears streamed down the Tennessee Titans receiver’s face. “As he was laying there, all he kept telling my sister was to tell me to play, regardless of what happens,” Davis said after the game. “He just kept telling me to play, telling me to play throughout the whole process. “It was heavy on my mind, every play,” Davis said. I obviously miss him and wish he was here, but I know he’s in a better place and that he was with me today.”MORE:CMU’s career receiving leader Titus Davis diagnosed with rare cancerTennessee Titans activate former WMU star Corey Davis from COVID-19 listHealthy Corey Davis focused on present, not future, in contract year with TitansFormer WMU football first-round pick Corey Davis set to become free agent in 2021NFL WR Corey Davis provides Michigan family with unforgettable trip to TennesseeFormer WMU WR Corey Davis shows why Titans picked him 5th overallCounting down Corey Davis' top plays from 2018 NFL seasonmlive.com
Colts grab tiebreaker in AFC South by beating Titans 34-17
The Colts (6-3) will host the rematch in Indianapolis on Nov. 29 after helping coach Frank Reich improve to 4-1 against Titans coach Mike Vrabel. The Colts smothered a Tennessee offense that had been averaging 384.6 yards a game, 10th-best in the NFL, and seventh-best averaging 29 points a game. Indianapolis took advantage of the Titans' special teams woes to score twice in the third quarter for a 27-17 lead. Tennessee went with a third different punter in three games, promoting Trevor Daniel after signing him to the practice squad last weekend. The Colts padded their lead to 34-17 with Jacoby Brissett capping the next drive with a 2-yard TD run with 9:21 left.
Former Central Michigan star Titus Davis dies after battling rare kidney disease
Titus Davis, one of the greatest receivers in Central Michigan University and brother of NFL receiver Corey Davis, died Wednesday from renal medullary carcinoma, a rare form of kidney disease. Davis, from Wheaton, Illinois, ranks first in CMU history in receiving yards with 3,700 and touchdown receptions with 37. From the first moments we started recruiting him, we at CMU football knew he was something incredibly special. My deepest sympathies are extended to his family during this difficult time.”Condolences to family & friends of former @CMU_Football star WR Titus Davis, who died today. MORECMU’s career receiving leader Titus Davis diagnosed with rare cancermlive.com
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9: Damien Harris Settling Into Lead Back Role For Patriots
RB Damien Harris, New England Patriots- Harris has only been active for four of New England’s games this season. The Patriots have lost four consecutive games, but a Week 9 matchup against the Jets should snap that streak. Tight EndsTE Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team- Washington’s Week 8 bye has seemingly quieted the buzz around Logan Thomas. In the two weeks leading up to the bye week, Thomas caught seven passes total for 102 yards and two touchdowns. While they did limit Dallas Goedert this past week, Logan Thomas caught four passes for 60 yards and a TD in Week 7.detroit.cbslocal.com
Tennessee Titans activate former WMU star Corey Davis from COVID-19 list
KALAMAZOO, MI - Corey Davis' contract season resumes this week, as the Tennessee Titans activated their former No. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person. Before he went on the COVID-19 list, Davis was the club’s leading receiver with 206 yards and a touchdown on 15 catches, and his yardage total is currently second on the team behind tight end Jonnu Smith’s 234 yards. Despite the string of positive COVID-19 tests within the organization, the Titans are in first place in the AFC South and tied for the best record in the NFL with the 5-0 Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. MORE:Former WMU star Corey Davis put on Tennessee Titans' COVID-19 listHealthy Corey Davis focused on present, not future, in contract year with TitansLions grades: Defense gets rave reviews for best all-around showing in recent memoryWhat the Lions' win in Jacksonville meant.mlive.com
Henry, Titans rally past Texans 42-36 in OT, remain unbeaten
Henry took a direct snap and ran 5 yards for a touchdown 3:30 into overtime and the Titans remained undefeated, rallying to beat the Houston Texans 42-36 on Sunday. “Obviously, we all witnessed somebody taking a game over,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Henry. Watson's final TD pass put Houston (1-5) up 36-29 with 1:50 left, but his pass to Randall Cobb on the 2-point conversion attempt failed. Coach Romeo Crennel, in his second game since replacing the fired Bill O'Brien, said he went for the conversion in a bid to put the game out of reach. Watson answered two plays later with a 53-yard TD pass to Will Fuller for a 30-29 lead with 8:37 left.
Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16
Malcolm Butler intercepted two passes, the second he returned 68 yards, and both set up short touchdowns for Tennessee. “They were ready to go and at the same time we beat ourselves,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. Allen's pass went off Andre Roberts' hands right to Butler, and he returned the interception 29 yards to the Bills 16. Tennessee led 21-10 at halftime after Tannehill ran in from 10 yards seconds before the half. Safety Micah Hyde denied the Bills got caught looking ahead to the defending Super Bowl champs.
Undefeated Bills, Titans set to face off if testing allows
The NFL's ranks of undefeated teams should thin by one Tuesday night, Oct. 13, 2020, when the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans finally meet in a rescheduled game. (AP Photo/David Berding, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The NFL's ranks of undefeated teams should thin by one Tuesday night when the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans finally meet in a rescheduled game. The NFL first postponed, then rescheduled their Oct. 4 game with Pittsburgh to Oct. 25, and their game with the Bills pushed back two days. “As a team that’s off to a good start, we feel like we’ve got a good thing rolling here and we want to play,” Bills quarterback Josh Allen said. The Bills will be the first team to play the Titans since the NFL closed Tennessee's facility Sept. 29.
Former WMU star Corey Davis put on Tennessee Titans’ COVID-19 list
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Tennessee Titans will be playing Sunday’s Week 5 matchup against the Buffalo Bills without their leading receiver, if they play it at all. The Titans' facilities remain locked down, and the team cannot practice until all players not on the reserve/COVID-19 list test negative for two consecutive days. It is currently unknown if Tennessee will be cleared to play its upcoming game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Asymptomatic players that test positive also need to have their return approved by the team’s physician after consultation with the ICS and the NFL’s chief medical officer. MORE:Healthy Corey Davis focused on present, not future, in contract year with TitansFormer WMU football first-round pick Corey Davis set to become free agent in 2021CMU football career receiving leader Titus Davis diagnosed with rare cancerNFL WR Corey Davis provides Michigan family with unforgettable trip to TennesseeFormer WMU WR Corey Davis shows why Titans picked him 5th overallCounting down Corey Davis' top plays from 2018 NFL seasonmlive.com
Gostkowski kicks 49-yarder as Titans beat Jaguars 33-30
(AP Photo/Wade Payne)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans know good teams win ugly games, and being 2-0 for the first time in 12 years has a way of making any victory look much prettier. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left, and the Tennessee Titans remain undefeated after holding off the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-30 Sunday. It’s exciting to get the win and get the Titans to 2-0.”Quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Gostkowski came up huge for the Titans on something that wasn't a chip shot. “Excited to be 2-0 for the first time here in Tennessee," third-year Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. So the Titans turned to Tannehill, the quarterback who led the NFL in 2019 with a 117.5 passer rating.
MVP Mahomes back for KC; Lions QB Stafford's streak ends
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The Kansas City Chiefs get reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes back after a shorter-than-expected absence. ___BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATIRavens: QB Trace McSorley, WR Chris Moore, WR Jaleel Scott, CB Cyrus Jones, G Ben Powers, DT Daylon Mack, DE Ufomba Kamalu. ___DETROIT AT CHICAGOLions: QB Matthew Stafford, S Tracy Walker, CB Michael Jackson, S Miles Killebrew, G Beau Benzschawel, DL Da'Shawn Hand, DE Romeo Okwara. Bears: TE Adam Shaheen, DB Duke Shelley, LB Isaiah Irving, LB Josh Woods, G Alex Bars, DL Abdullah Anderson, WR Riley Ridley. Titans: TE Delanie Walker, DL Jurrell Casey, WR Corey Davis, LB Jayon Brown, CB Tye Smith, OL Kevin Pamphile, OL Hroniss Grasu.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8: Chase Edmonds A Must-Add
With Week 8 approaching, we are now just over a month away from the start of the fantasy postseason. Here are the top waiver wire adds as we enter Week 8. I wouldnt want to throw him into my lineup quite yet, but if he can put together another strong outing against Tampa Bay this week, Tannehill will become a popular name on the waiver wire. RB Mark Walton, Miami Dolphins The Dolphins have not been hiding the fact that they are tanking this season. WR Alex Erickson, Cincinnati Bengals One of the biggest surprises in fantasy in Week 7 was the play of Alex Erickson.detroit.cbslocal.com