Titans Welcoming Back Former Players on Sunday


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans are welcoming back many of the team's former players for this Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons as part of "Homecoming Weekend."

Nearly 40 players are currently scheduled to attend Sunday's game, when they'll be introduced at halftime at Nissan Stadium.

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The Titans had a similar welcome back weekend a year ago, but the event has nearly doubled in size.

Tina Tuggle, Director of Community Relations for the Titans, said the team is looking forward to recognizing its former players. In addition to the game, the team is hosting an event for the players Friday night, and the players will take part in a Community Service Event at the Tennessee National Guard on Saturday before a Cocktail Reception later that evening.

"I am most excited that the guys are so excited,'' Tuggle said. "Getting in touch with all the former players can be difficult, but we've had a lot of guys reach out to us. They are excited.

"This is something that will be an annual event for us, and we hope to make it bigger and better each year. Hopefully the guys will come and enjoy themselves and feel like they are a part of the organization again, and then it will be something that will continue to grow."

A list of the former players scheduled to attend the Homecoming Game:

OL Eugene Amano (2004-2012)

LB/LS Ken Amato (2003-2011)

DE Eric Bakhtiari (2009)

OL Jacob Bell (2004-2007)

S Jordan Babineaux (2011-12)

LB Patrick Bailey (2010-14)

DE Dave Ball (2008-2012)

DE Charles Bennett (2008-09)

LB Keith Bulluck (2000-09)

OL Pete Clifford (2009)

FB/TE Casey Cramer (2004; 2006-2009)

OL Ryan Durand (2009-2012)

WR Kevin Dyson (1998-2002)

DE Pannel Egboh (2011-2012)

LB Greg Favors (1999-2001)

RB Eddie George (1996-2003)

LB Randall Godfrey (2000-2002)

C Justin Hartwig (2002-2005)

CB Reynaldo Hill (2005-2008)

S Chris Hope (2006-2011)

S Robert Johnson (2010-2012)

TE Erron Kinney (2000-2006)

DL Rien Long (2003-2005; 2007)

C Kevin Long (1998-2001)

OL Daniel Loper (2005-2008)

WR Derrick Mason (1997-2004)

TE Shad Meier (2001-2004)

S Donnie Nickey (2003-2011)

QB Neil O'Donnell (1999-2003)

OL Benji Olson (1998-2007)

OL Zach Piller (1999-2006)

LB Mike Rivera (2009-2010)

CB Samari Rolle (1998-2004)

WR Chris Sanders (1995-2002)

S Nick Schommer (2009-2010)

WR Bobby Sewall Jr. (2010)

DT Malcolm Sheppard (2010-2011)

OL Brent Swaggert (2005)

CB Michael Waddell (2004-2007)

• Former Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews is also expected to be at the game. His son, Jake, is an offensive lineman with the Falcons.

• Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey, who starred as a defensive end at Tennessee State before playing with the Falcons and Eagles, is also scheduled to attend Sunday's game.

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