Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan left Monday night's contest against the Buffalo Bills with what appeared to be a severe knee injury.
On Saturday, the Titans officially placed Lewan on injured reserve, ending his 2022 season.
#Titans make it official putting LT Taylor Lewan on IR.— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) September 24, 2022
They also sign OLB Wyatt Ray from the practice squad to the roster.
They promote WR Josh Gordon
OL Jordan Roos from the practice squad.
While the three-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire career in Tennessee, Lewan may have suited up in a Titans' uniform for the final time.
Very possible we've seen the last of Taylor Lewan with the #Titans. A new franchise LT becomes a priority. RG Nate Davis will be a UFA. Future at LG is uncertain. NPF could get comp at RT next season. We're barreling toward big changes to the OL for 2023 and beyond.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) September 24, 2022
The 31-year-old has one season remaining on a five-year, $80 million contract. However, the Titans can release or trade Lewan before June 1 next year without a dead cap hit. If Lewan is on the roster post-June 1, the Titans would be on the hook for $14.8 million in 2023.
Years of guarding the blindside may be catching up to Lewan, who tore his ACL, missing 11 games, in 2020. The nine-year veteran hasn't played an entire season since 2017.
Tennesse drafted Lewan 11th overall out of Michigan in the 2014 NFL Draft. Lewan has played over 100 games with the Titans, with Pro Bowl nods in 2016, 2017, and 2018.