The Titans announced that guard Chance Warmack is going on IR. Warmack will have surgery to repair his injured hand, though the team says that he could have played through the injury if he wanted to.
Warmack could theoretically return in eight weeks, but coach Mike Mularkey indicated that this will be a season-ending procedure. Warmack is in a contract year and appears to be protecting his long-term value by having the surgery done now.
In May, the Titans declined to exercise Warmack’s 2017 option. Warmack, 25, has been the Titans’ full-time right guard since being selected 10th overall in the 2013 draft, starting 46 of a possible 48 games from 2013 through 2015. The Alabama alum was solid but not spectacular in that role, ranking 40th out of 81 qualified guards in 2015, according to Pro Football Focus’ grades.
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