Mike Munchak’s primary message to his team in his first season as head coach has been "be a pro."
No mention was made of the Pro Bowl.
The National Football League announced rosters for its annual all-star game Tuesday afternoon and no one from the Titans was selected to play for the AFC.
Only once since the franchise relocated to Middle Tennessee did it fail to place at least one player in the contest. That was in 2004, when the Titans finished 5-11 (only two other AFC teams won fewer games).
Tennessee enters the final week of this season at 8-7 and is one of four teams in contention for the final AFC wild card spot.
The only other AFC team that did not have a player invited was Buffalo (6-9). New England, with eight, and Baltimore, with seven, had the most invitations.
The Titans had sent at least four players each of the last three seasons. Running back Chris Johnson was among that group each time but struggled throughout this season. Safety Michael Griffin made it in 2008 and 2010 but was not offered another invitation this season.
The most the franchise has had as the Titans was nine in 2000.
Munchak, of course, was a nine-time Pro Bowler during his career as an offensive lineman.