Titans place Landry on disabled list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans placed All-Star linebacker Harold Landry III on the injured list Friday.

The team did not provide a reason for its decision, but a person with direct knowledge of the injury confirmed reports that Landry tore the ACL in his knee during practice Wednesday.

That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Titans have not commented on the injury.

Landry was coming off the best year of his career, with 12 sacks, which earned him a Pro Bowl selection for the first time in his career. The 41st overall pick in the 2018 draft out of Boston College was rewarded with a five-year, $87.5 million contract extension.

Of that amount, 52.5 million were guaranteed.

The 26-year-old Landry helped the Titans tie for ninth in sacks last season with 43. Tennessee was the only NFL team to have at least three different players have eight or more sacks.

The linebacker started all his games for three straight seasons.

He ranked 10th in the NFL with his 12 sacks. He was the best on his team with 31 over the previous four seasons.

His total is the second-most for this franchise by a player in its first four seasons since 1982, when sacks began counting as an official NFL stat.

Tennessee, reigning champion of the American Conference South Division, begins its season on September 11, hosting the New York Giants.

The loss of Landry would be a huge blow, but the Titans have outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who also signed a big deal in March 2021.

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Titans place Landry on disabled list