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Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien to miss 2018 season due to knee injury

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Titans will visit with four veteran safeties on Friday


Reuters Last Updated at 03 Aug 2018, 03:08 IST

Tennessee Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss the entire 2018 season after being diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate in his knee, coach Mike Vrabel announced after Thursday's practice.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Titans will visit with four veteran safeties on Friday: Former San Francisco 49er Eric Reid, former New Orleans Saint Kenny Vaccaro, former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Mitchell and former Baltimore Raven Lardarius Webb.

Cyprien injured his left knee during Wednesday's practice. Vrabel said the injury occurred in a non-contact situation.

"Devastated to tell you that after checking him out, he tore his ACL and he will be out for the year," Vrabel said of Cyprien. "It's tough for me as a new head coach to watch guys work extremely hard in the offseason and care about the team and play hard and do everything we ask them to do and not get a chance to experience the NFL season this year."

Cyprien had 57 tackles in 10 games for the Titans last season. He missed six games with a hamstring injury. He spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"What these ACLs are, I've never had one, but it's fairly non-contact with that injury," Vrabel said. "Just running and making a football movement, a football play, and unfortunately the knee didn't respond well."

Vrabel had told reporters the Titans hoped to bring in Reid for a workout. Reid has been vocal about his opinion that teams declined to sign him in the offseason because of his past protests during the national anthem.

Reid, Vaccaro, Mitchell and Webb are among several veteran safeties who have seen their markets slow to develop on the free agent market this year.

Vrabel said Demontre Hurst will fill in at Cyprien's spot and Kendrick Lewis will receive more work.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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