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Long Possibly Lost for Season

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by goTitans.com, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

    May 6, 2005
    SUMMARY: It appears DT Rien Long's injury will place him on the sidelines for a significant amount of time and may cost him the entire season. "It does not look good," Coach Jeff Fisher said. "He has damage to the Achilles' (tendon). We're going to do an MRI and see how significant it is. It looks like we're going to lose him for some time. I can't tell you yet. … If it's damage to the Achilles', in all likelihood he'll probably be out for the year, if it requires surgery and repair. That just gives someone else a chance." Long played in all but one game over the past two seasons, recording 8.5 sacks, 33 quarterback pressures and 97 tackles.

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  2. Titansfan10

    Titansfan10 Camp Fodder

    Jun 15, 2006
    Well...could be worse, at least we have a lot of depth at that position
  3. smili

    smili Starter

    Jun 2, 2005
    ... and all else being equal it's generally easier to pick up a free agent defensive tackle than other positions if needed. We probably won't need to go that route though. The pressure has certainly moved onto Starks and Clauss now though. Mahelona probably knows he's going to get playing time now as long as he beats out the others in camp.

    Is Kevin Carter signed somewhere still? Be nice if he was available for DT duty.
  4. moose4now

    moose4now Starter

    Nov 3, 2002
    Still, a tough way to start Camp.
  5. cld12pk2go

    cld12pk2go Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    Kevin Carter was still in Miami last time I checked.
  6. SuperFreak90

    SuperFreak90 Starter

    May 6, 2003
    What about signing Big Dan Wilkinson, or Grady Jackson maybe ?
  7. Starkiller

    Starkiller 9

    May 30, 2002
    Both are available. But honestly, I'd rather just go with young guys if they can find enough decent ones. Maybe we'll find that one of our young guys in camp can contribute for the next few years...
  8. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    May 24, 2002
    If Haynesworth stays healthy, Washburn want him in the rotation 75% of the time. Hopefully, Starks is ready to make a big step and he makes the most of the attention Haynesworth gets and can build his reps as well. If this is the case, the backups are going to get 25-35% of the reps which I'd think should be handled with guys currently on the roster unless Reese finds an upgrade on the waiver wire.
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