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Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:54:01 -0700
The Tennessee Titans have praised rookie OG Chance Warmack development after the team's offseason activities. "He came in with a great attitude," offensive line coach Bruce Matthews said. "He knew he was going to have to work and he's embraced it, so we're very pleased with his development so far."
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 09:41:18 -0800
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans assistant coach Bruce Matthews has agreed to become the Tennessee Titans new offensive line coach, a source told Terry McCormick, of TitansInsider.com.
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 06:31:09 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to interview Houston Texans assistant coach Bruce Matthews for their offensive line coaching position, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 08:20:19 -0800
The Tennessee Titans could hire Houston Texans assistant coach Bruce Matthews as their offensive line coach, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Matthews and Titans head coach Mike Munchak are best friends and former teammates.
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 11:16:45 -0800
The Tennessee Titans may be interested in Houston Texans assistant coach Bruce Matthews for their offensive line coaching position, but the Texans may not give the Titans permission to interview Matthews if they were to ask, reports Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com.
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:04:26 -0800
Houston Texans assistant coach Bruce Matthews will remain with the team after signing a new contract, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 07:33:20 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys interviewed Bruce Matthews Monday, Jan. 17, about an assistant offensive line coach position, according to multiple sources, reports Todd Archer, of ESPNDallas.com.
Sun, 08 Jul 2007 09:26:27 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports Tennessee Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak will serve as presenter for C Bruce Matthews at the Hall of Fame ceremony in August.
Sat, 03 Feb 2007 11:38:46 -0800
The NFL Network reports former Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews has been elected to the 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:27:41 -0800
TitansOnline.com reports former Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans OG Bruce Matthews is one of 17 players up for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Matthews spent his entire career with the Oilers/Titans (1983-2001), playing more games than any other positional player. He started 292 of the 296 games he played and was named to 14 consecutive Pro Bowl teams following the 1988 season.
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:46:51 -0800
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin are finalists to be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include DE Fred Dean, DE Richard Dent, OG Russ Grimm, P Ray Guy, OG Gene Hickerson, OG Bob Kuechenberg, OL Bruce Matthews, WR Art Monk, WR Andre Reed, TE Charlie Sanders, LB Derrick Thomas, RB Thurman Thomas, LB Andre Tippett, CB Roger Wehrli and OT Gary Zimmerman. The Board of Selectors will meet Saturday, Feb. 3, to elect the Hall of Fame Class of 2007.
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 21:54:31 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Tennessee Titans C Bruce Matthews has been nominated as one of three newly eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2007. Matthews played 296 games and 19 seasons for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, which are both records for an offensive lineman.
Mon, 15 Jul 2002 21:32:31 -0700
The Houston Chronicle reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews explored the possibility of going to the Houston Texans, before he decided to retire. "It just didn't work out," Matthews said of attempts to possibly end his career with the Texans. "I sent out some feelers, and they were snapped off, so it's all right. I put out some feelers early in the off-season." Texans GM Charley Casserly declined comment.
Mon, 15 Jul 2002 13:23:38 -0700
Titansonline.com reports, as expected, Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews announced his retirement from the NFL today. He will have his number 74 jersey retired by the team and be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in a special ceremony during Tennessee’s home game vs. Indianapolis on December 8.
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 21:43:28 -0700
The AP reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews is reportedly ready to announce his retirement from the NFL after 19 seasons. The Houston Chronicle reported the retirement Friday night, but the Titans would not comment on the report. A team spokesperson, Robbie Bohren, confirmed the Titans have scheduled a news conference for Monday. Matthews told the Chronicle he will devote himself to being a husband and father to his five sons and one daughter. The team is expected to retire Matthews' No. 74 later this season.
Thu, 11 Jul 2002 06:56:30 -0700
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews said he will announce his future plans "within the week." "Within the week I am going to come out with something and that is about as specific as I can get with you," Matthews said. "Just out of respect for the people I have been with for quite some time ... that is about all the information I can offer up right now." Barring a change of heart, he is expected to announce his retirement after 19 seasons with the organization.
Mon, 03 Jun 2002 19:55:47 -0700
Titansonlne.com reports coach Jeff Fisher said he is giving OL Bruce Matthews plenty of time to decide his future with the Tennessee Titans. "Hopefully, we'll pick the phone up sometime this week and try to get a feel for what he's planning on doing,'' Fisher said. The Titans started their final mini-camp Monday, and Fisher said Matthews has been excused from the voluntary workouts.
Mon, 13 May 2002 20:40:05 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN the Tennessee Titans may wind up signing free agent OL Jeff Smith (Jaguars). The Titans have been looking for an experienced center with the possibility of Bruce Matthews retiring.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 09:49:07 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews has restructured his contract to help the team save more money under the salary cap. The move saved the team roughly $2 million against the cap. GM Floyd Reese said Matthews hasn't ruled out retiring during the off-season.
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:19:12 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans GM Floyd Reese confirmed the team is close to a new restructured deal with veteran OL Bruce Matthews that would lower his salary-cap hit for this year and next year. Matthews is expected to retire during the off-season.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 11:46:31 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews and WR Chris Sanders are among the five players the Titans plan to leave unprotected for the Houston Texans' expansion draft next month. The other three includes CBs DeRon Jenkins and Michael Booker and DE Juqua Thomas.
Sun, 06 Jan 2002 17:06:36 -0800
The Associated Press reports although no official word is expected for a few weeks, it appears Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews may be retiring. He refused Sunday to announce his decision on retirement, but he called his return for a 20th season a long shot. Matthews and the Titans treated Sunday as if it were his final game. Matthews started the game at left guard, played one series and then came out. He only snapped on extra points after that. His teammates, including WR Kevin Dyson, acted as though he had told them his decision. Dyson made sure he got an autographed jersey from Matthews, and he said they all had a feeling Sunday marked the end.
Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:48:28 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews, a 19-year veteran, hinted again on Thursday that this may be his last season. Matthews hasn't made anything official, but he has hinted towards retirement several times this year.
Tue, 01 Jan 2002 12:51:06 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans TE Frank Wycheck (thigh) and LB Frank Chamberlin (thigh) had "quite a bit of swelling" and both will be questionable for Sunday's game. CB Samari Rolle (mild concussion) should be fine for this week's game. RB Skip Hicks (hamstring) probably won't be able to play against the Bengals, Sunday. The team is still discussing the possibility of more knee surgery for CB Donald Mitchell. He has been inactive for the last three games because of pain in his knee. C Bruce Matthews (groin) should be able to see some action this week.
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 09:40:25 -0800
The Titans Radio Network reports the Tennessee Titans made a few offensive line changes for today’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Bruce Matthews will move to left guard in place of Zach Piller and Kevin Long will start at center for Matthews.
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 11:38:31 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans S Daryl Porter banged knees with a teammate late in yesterday's practice, but coach Jeff Fisher said he'll be fine for Sunday. C Kevin Long (knee) has made significant progress and he has worked extensively at center with the first team offense. CB Donald Mitchell (knee) did not practice. OL Bruce Matthews (groin) participated in practice yesterday and is expected to play tomorrow although it may be on a limited basis.
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 07:13:45 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews (groin) and RB Skip Hicks (hamstring) did not practice yesterday. Matthews is expected to play Sunday.
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 18:28:36 -0800
TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said the team will wait until next week before seeing if WR Chris Sanders (back) will return to the field. He still needs to improve on the practice field. Fisher said OL Bruce Matthews (groin) is feeling better. They'll see how he's feeling before kickoff. CB Donald Mitchell (knee) may need to undergo surgery to clean up his knee.
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 15:22:52 -0800
Titans Radio Network reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews (strained groin) missed practice on Wednesday but plans to play this weekend. Matthews said he doesn't know how much he'll be able to play the final two games of the year but said he knows he'll definitely be playing.
Mon, 24 Dec 2001 12:30:47 -0800
TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said the team will have to keep an eye on OL Bruce Matthews (groin) this week. It's a wait-and-see approach on his status for this weekend's game.
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 18:26:52 -0800
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans backup RB Skip Hicks (hamstring) may not be able to play next weekend. OL Bruce Matthews strained a groin muscle against the Raiders last night and missed a series. Coach Jeff Fisher said he likely will be questionable for Sunday's game.
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 15:06:39 -0800
The Tennessean reports LG Zach Piller (wrist) re-injured his left wrist and was pulled out of yesterday's practice. Should Piller not play Sunday against Green Bay, Bruce Matthews will probably play left guard, with Gennaro DiNapoli at center.
Mon, 05 Nov 2001 17:33:20 -0800
The Titans Radio Network reports Tennessee Titans FB Wes Ours suffered a shoulder contusion during Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. C Bruce Matthews suffered a mild ankle sprain against the Jaguars.
Sun, 07 Oct 2001 19:48:14 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com Tennessee Titans C Bruce Matthews played his 283rd game, passing Jim Marshall for most ever played by a non-kicker.
Sat, 06 Oct 2001 09:32:59 -0700
The Tennesseean reports the Tennessee Titans rotated their offensive line in some drills this week, but head coach Jeff Fisher has not committed to making any changes for Sunday’s game. LG Bruce Matthews worked at center and Zach Piller worked at left guard. Jason Mathews also got some work at right guard in place of Fred Miller.
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 07:05:23 -0700
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OG Bruce Matthews (elbow strain) practiced with a hinged metal brace on his left arm on Tuesday.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 19:02:35 -0700
The team's official site reports as the Tennessee Titans began joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts earlier today, the following players were sidelined: DE Kevin Carter (groin), CB Samari Rolle (hip), RB Eddie George (toe), QB Steve McNair (shoulder), and WR Justin McCareins (calf). DE Keith Embray (arm) and FB William Floyd sat out the afternoon session. T Bruce Matthews was absent for both practices as he will be giving a presenting speech at the Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday morning.
Sun, 17 Jun 2001 11:09:14 -0700
The Tennessean reports coach Jeff Fisher is happy with K Joe Nedney’s long distance range. Fisher said Nedney will be able to hit from well outside their previous range the last couple of years. Nedney plans to work more from now until training camp starts with snapper Bruce Matthews and holder Craig Hentrich. There’s a chance Nedney might also beat out Hentrich as the teams kick off specialist.
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:42:36 -0700
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher had stated he was thinking about moving G Bruce Matthews over to center but changed his mind yesterday saying Matthews is comfortable at guard. Matthews said he expects to get some light work at center in case of an injury to starter Kevin Long.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 22:08:21 -0800
According to the team's official site, the Tennessee Titans made many moves today to get under the salary cap. Some of the moves not previously reported are as follows. The team tendered: G Genarro Denapoli, DT Joe Salave'a, LB Greg Favors, CB Dainon Sidney, SS Perry Phenix, CB George McCullough, TE Mike Leach, WR Chris Coleman, DE Keith Embray and DT Rod Walker. No word yet on the tender amounts. Others who had there contracts restructured were SS Blaine Bishop, G Bruce Matthews, LB Eddie Robinson and WR Chris Sanders. The team also added a seventh year to RB Eddie George's contract, an option year. OT Brad Hopkins had his contract extended by an additional six years.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 04:40:51 -0800
According to the Tennessean, the Tennessee Titans have some tough decisions to make today. By the end of the day, the team could be without WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens, PK Al Del Greco, RB Rodney Thomas, TE Michael Roan, S Marcus Robertson and LB Terry Killens as the team needs to make some cuts to get under the salary cap. The team is hoping to restructure the contracts of LB Eddie Robinson, WR Chris Sanders and S Blaine Bishop. OL Bruce Matthews and OL Brad Hopkins appear to be candidates for extensions.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 13:03:12 -0800
Terry McCormick reports for the Nashville City Paper there is speculation the Titans may release some players with the intent to re-sign them. However, that could turn into a public relations nightmare if they were to do it with veteran OL Bruce Matthews, who has a $5.08 million cap hit this year. That could happen with LB Eddie Robinson. In regards to speculation the team may go after DL Kevin Carter (St. Louis), it doesn't look like that would happen as it's highly unlikely they'd give up draft picks for him.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 03:31:20 -0800
The Tennessean reports the Titans may be able to work out a contract extension with LT Brad Hopkins, who has a $7.132 million hit on the salary cap this year. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, met with the team on Friday. The Titans, at the start of the week, were about $12 million over the salary cap. In addition to LB Randall Godfrey, TE Frank Wycheck and RT Fred Miller working out new deals, QB Neil O'Donnell and P Craig Hentrich will as well. The first three mentioned will save the team close to $5M; the latter two could save the team an additional $1M. Releasing WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens would save the team around $2.5M. With the team not expected to restructure the deals of any other players, that could put the likes of OL Bruce Matthews ($5.075M), S Blaine Bishop ($4.3M), LB Eddie Robinson ($3.25M) and DT Henry Ford ($3.08M) on the bubble.
Sun, 18 Feb 2001 11:06:43 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans DT Josh Evans, if he is reinstated by the league, will have his 2000 contract shifted to 2001. That means he will not be an unrestricted free agent until after the 2001 season. The Titans are in very good shape on the interior defensive line and Evans would bring a big salary-cap number ($1.65 million) if the team brings him back. The team would like to restructure the hefty cap number of OT Brad Hopkins ($7.132 million). Mark Bartelstein, Hopkins’ agent, said there’s been only minor talk so far but that he is willing to redo the deal. Titans OL Bruce Matthews recently had successful elbow surgery, coach Jeff Fisher said. The Titans priority list for re-signing their own free agents appears to be: WR Derrick Mason, CB Denard Walker and then DE Kenny Holmes.
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 15:40:08 -0800
Kcchiefs.com reports the NFL announced on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields has been named as a replacement to play in his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl. He is taking the spot of Tennessee Titans 13-time Pro Bowl guard Bruce Matthews, who will not make the trip.
Tue, 09 Jan 2001 10:26:56 -0800
According to the Tennessean, Tennessee Titans veteran OL Bruce Matthews is now sounding like he wants to be back with the team for the 2001 season. If the Titans elect to bring WR Carl Pickens back next season, he’ll count $5.7 million against the salary cap. He had a very unproductive 2000 season with only 10 catches.
Tue, 09 Jan 2001 10:25:13 -0800
The Tennessean reports several Tennessee Titans players could be facing off-season surgery. According to coach Jeff Fisher, DT Jason Fisk (ankle), OL lineman Benji Olson (elbow), TE Mike Leach (knee) and OL Bruce Matthews (elbow), may have surgery in the next few weeks. QB Steve McNair suffered a shoulder sprain during Sunday's game. Fisher said yesterday he will send a tape of the hit to the NFL office for review.
Mon, 08 Jan 2001 08:24:30 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews stated he's unsure on whether or not he'll return for a 19th season in the league next year. Matthews, 38, plans to take some time away from the game and discuss it with his family. In other news, QB Steve McNair is expected to be headed to the Pro Bowl in replacement of Broncos QB Brian Griese, who will be unable to play due to shoulder surgery.
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 02:05:21 -0800
According to John Clayton of ESPN, Tennessee Titans TE Frank Wycheck missed Thursday's practice with the flu. OG Bruce Matthews (turf toe) and S Marcus Robinson (leg) also sat out of practice. All three are expected to play in Sunday's playoff game.
Thu, 04 Jan 2001 09:01:51 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair (ankle) was limping after practice on Wednesday. He went through most of the plays and underwent treatment after practice. McNair said he's still sore but has to work through it. MLB Randall Godfrey (groin) missed most of Wednesday's practice due to a strained groin. Rookie Frank Chamberlin saw most of the snaps in his place. Godfrey wasn't encouraged by how the injury was feeling and stated he'll see how it's feeling on Friday. OL Bruce Matthews (turf toe) and S Marcus Robertson (shin) both sat out of practice, while LB Greg Favors (thumb) and DE Kenny Holmes (knee) practiced.