Titans not expecting injured Jurrell Casey for finale, potential playoff games

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans late-season slew of injuries continued when Pro Bowl defensive linemen Jurrell Casey was helped off the field in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over Washington.

The team is not expecting he will play again this season, in Sunday’s regular-season finale and in any playoff games the Titans earn beyond that.


Casey was just elected to his fourth-consecutive Pro Bowl and is a singular pass-rushing force in the Titans defensive front. He has a team-leading seven sacks and went into Week 16 with 48 quarterback pressures, 30 more than anyone else. [Unlocked]

apple icon 144x144 precomposedWith Andrew Luck and the Colts coming to Nashville next week and the quarterback benefiting from what Kenny Vaccaro calls an ‘iron wall’ of protection, the Titans will have to scheme up some creative ways to get to him without Casey in the mix.

It’s unclear is Casey will need surgery, but his injury is not an ACL.

The Titans lost Logan Ryan for the season last week and Jonnu Smith and Jack Conklin the week before that. They lost Delanie Walker, likely their best offensive player, in Week 1.

The Titans typically start Casey at defensive tackle, with DaQuan Jones at end and Austin Johnson between them at nose tackle. Bennis Logan, a run-stuffer, is listed behind Casey on the unofficial depth chart. Darius Kilgo and undrafted rookie Matt Dickerson, who's played in only two games, are the Titans' other defensive linemen. 

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