The Titans have placed starting right tackle Jack Conklin on injured reserve according to the team’s official website.
Head coach Mike Vrabel had been holding out hope that Conklin could return after getting injured last Thursday, but his knee obviously was not responding the way the team had hoped.
2018 has been mostly a lost season for Conklin, who has developed into one of the league’s best tackles since the Titans made him the No.8-overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Michigan State.
Conklin tore his ACL in last January’s playoff loss and missed the first three games of the this season while rehabbing.
Still only 24, Conklin will have an excellent shot at a bounce-back effort in the second-to-last year of his rookie contract in 2019. Dennis Kelly is the next man up for Tennessee.