Marcus Mariota more than willing to continue growing with current receivers

Titans tight end Delanie Walker said recently that he’d welcome Dez Bryant to Tennessee to round out the team’s wide receiver group, but there hasn’t been a sign that the team is plotting a move to bring the veteran to Nashville.

Mariota plans to get the receivers together before training camp starts in July and we’ll have to wait to find out if anyone new will be joining that group.

Owens’ decision comes after a drawn-out induction process to the Hall. Despite being second in career receiving yards behind Jerry Rice, the controversial wideout did not receive enough votes in 2016 and 2017 to get into Canton. His sometimes contentious relationship with the media and polarizing personality likely played a role in the delay.

Owens is also third in career touchdown receptions with 153, as he played for 14 years and made headlines with his stellar play and affinity for dramatic celebrations.

After playing in San Francisco for seven years, he spent two seasons in Philadelphia and three in Dallas, before ending his career with brief stops in Buffalo and Cincinnati. Owens, 44, has recently said he would like to return to the NFL, even highlighting the potential benefits of returning to the 49ers.

Belt was expected to be discharged from the hospital Saturay afternoon.

He will likely go on the disabled list and need an estimated two to three weeks to recover. SFGate.com notes Andres Torres had an appendectomy in September 2010 and returned in 13 days, but that was considered quick.

Belt was replaced Friday by Pablo Sandoval, but losing Belt to the DL is be a big loss for the Giants. Prior to Friday’s game, he led the Giants in batting average (.307), home runs (11) and RBIs (31).

He’s been swinging the bat as well as anybody in the National League, second baseman Joe Panik said of Belt (via SFGate.com). You never want to take that bat out of the lineup and that glove out of the field. Hopefully he’ll bounce back quickly and have the year we know he can have.

He missed all 16 games and spent the last month of season rehabbing in Europe.

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