The Titans haven’t had many feel-good moments since their Week 1 victory over the Chiefs, and the team received more bad news today. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean (Twitter link), left tackle Michael Roos will undergo surgery next week on his knee, ending his season. Roos had indicated earlier today that he didn’t have an ACL or meniscus injury, but acknowledged that a season-ending procedure was “very likely,” per Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com (Twitter links).
Roos, who turned 32 on Sunday, has been a mainstay for the Titans at tackle since he was drafted 41st overall in 2005. In his nine-plus years with the club, the longtime Titan missed just one game up until this point. Now, his career in Tennessee may be coming to an early end, since his deal expires at year’s end, and the team has free agent signee Michael Oher and rookie Taylor Lewan under contract to man the tackle positions going forward.
Depending on what sort of procedure Roos undergoes, and how he recovers from it, it’s possible we’ll see him catch on with another team or re-sign with the Titans at a reduced rate in 2015, but for now, it appears he’ll head to the injured reserve list. When the club makes that move official, it will have an open spot to add another player to the 53-man roster.
Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (Twitter link) was the first to report that Roos was expected to undergo knee surgery.