The undefeated Tennessee Titans were dealt a huge blow to their offensive line.
Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan confirmed Monday that he tore his ACL and is out for the rest of the season. The three-time Pro Bowler was having a top-rated season. Lewan has not allowed any sacks and was penalty-free in the first five games of the 2020 season.
Former Washington offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo took over for the injured Lewan. He is expected to start at left tackle for Sunday’s game vs the Steelers.
The Titans also have first-round pick Isaiah Wilson or possibly could move right tackle Dennis Kelly to the vacant spot, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
More from the AFC
- The Titans were responsible for the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak, but will only receive an undisclosed fine, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. They will not lose draft picks, deal with individual discipline, or forfeit games. Tennessee had 23 players and staff test positive for the coronavirus after violating league rules. It led to the NFL making several alterations to the league schedule including moving Tennessee’s Week 5 showdown with the Steelers to Week 7.
- Browns star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was caught showing frustration on the sidelines after a blowout loss to Pittsburgh, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Beckham reportedly was throwing his helmet and taking off his cleats before the game ended. In his post-game press conference, head coach Kevin Stefanski downplayed the incident by saying, “just normal frustration when you come out and you get beat like that.” The 4-2 Browns head to Cincinnati next Sunday.
- Jets head coach Adam Gase has not won a game in 2020. On Sunday, the 0-6 Jets were shut out 24 to nothing in Miami. It was their first shutout of the season. Gase was asked if he would give up play-calling duties, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. Gase tried to be meticulous with his answer, “that’s step 10 right now, and we’re on step 2.” The embattled Jets head coach has left this writer speechless.