Tennessee Titans cornerback Kalan Reed was placed on injured reserve Monday due to a breaking a small bone in his foot, a league source told TitanInsider.com.
Coach Mike Vrabel, as per his policy, would not elaborate on the injury after Monday’s practice.
Reed suffered the injury last Monday in a practice in the Titans’ indoor facility, limping off the field at the end of the session accompanied by a trainer, and had not practiced since.
According to the source, surgery on the foot could be a possibility, but the Titans and Reed will wait “a couple of weeks” to determine if the foot needs to be operated on or can heal on its own by being casted.
Reed, the Mr. Irrelevant of the 2016 NFL Draft, spent most of his rookie season on the Titans practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster late in the year.
Reed made the Titans’ roster last season, but played in just three games last season for Tennessee.
The Titans re-signed defensive back Josh Kalu, who had been released last week, back to the 90-man roster to take Reed’s place.
Reed’s injury makes him the third player in the secondary to be lost with a season-ending injury in training camp. The Titans lost starting safety Johnathan Cyprien to a torn ACL during a practice two weeks ago, and signed veteran Kenny Vaccaro to take his spot.
Also, the Titans had placed cornerback Tye Smith on injured reserve as well, with an undisclosed injury believed to be related to the arm or shoulder.
Safety Kendrick Lewis left Saturday night’s loss against Tampa Bay with a foot injury and did not practice Monday. Safety Steven Terrell, recently signed by the Titans, also was missing from practice on Monday after suffering an apparent groin injury in Saturday night’s game. A source indicated that Terrell’s injury does not appear to be too serious, however.
Starting cornerback Malcolm Butler was out again after sitting out against the Bucs, and Adoree’ Jackson was idle as well on Monday.
There was some good news on Monday as rookie safety Dane Cruikshank was back on the practice field during the open part of practice for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason opener at Green Bay.
Vrabel addressed the fact that lots of injuries have cropped in the secondary in camp.
“It’s something that every team has to deal with. Some people will be in better shape than others. That just leads to other opportunities We just have to forge ahead, and Jon and I will have to look at the roster and see where we need help and make a decision,” Vrabel said.
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard was back in practice on Monday, but lots of other players remain out of action.
Other not spotted at Monday’s practice, in addition to those missing in the secondary, included tight end Delanie Walker, receiver Michael Campanaro, linebackers Brian Orakpo and Rashaan Evans, receiver Deontay Burnett and offensive linemen Corey Levin and Josh Kline.