Torn ACL For Titans’ Taylor Lewan?

The Titans fear that tackle Taylor Lewan has suffered a torn ACL, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com (on Twitter) has also confirmed the news, though Lewan won’t officially know the diagnosis until he undergoes an MRI. 

Lewan went down in the third quarter of the Titans’ win over the Texans on Sunday. The Titans replaced him with Ty Sambrailo and went on to win 42-36, keeping their undefeated record in tact. Sambrailo allowed J.J. Watt to blow past him and gave up a sack – a sign that they could be in trouble without their three-time Pro Bowl left tackle.

Lewan, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2014 draft, started in at least 15 games between 2015 and 2018, earning Pro Bowl nods in every year from ’16 through ’18. Despite last year’s suspension, the 29-year-old has blossomed into one of the league’s better tackles.

Sambrailo figures to take over, but the Titans could also consider moving tackle Dennis Kelly over to the left side. First-round pick Isaiah Wilson, who was shelved on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 list, could also be an option as he returned to practice earlier this week.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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3 comments on “Torn ACL For Titans’ Taylor Lewan?

  1. wagner13

    That’s a big blow, as Lewan is a powerful run blocker capable of opening big holes for Henry. Good thing they drafted Wilson, although he hasn’t exactly risen to the opportunity thus far. Kelly will need to step up and move over to the left, as Sambrailo is more of a swing tackle. Tennessee looks potent on offense thus far, but the blocking unit will need to be resilient. A matchup against the Steelers’ dangerous pass-rush will be a difficult test right off the bat

    • ripaceventura30

      Are there any veterans on the trade market right now? I can’t imagine they head into the playoffs hoping to make a deep run with a troubled rookie on the line and Dennis Kelly out of position.

  2. TJECK109

    Guy was just spouting off at the mouth last weekend playing the victim card for their covid debacle. Big loss.

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