NASHVILLE, Tenn. – – The Tennessee Titans will undoubtedly soon be without Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey when they face the Indianapolis Colts in the summer finale next week. The team intends to put Casey on injured reserve with a strained MCL, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Head trainer Mike Vrabel said he does not anticipate having Casey available if the Titans host the Colts on Sunday. Expect reserve defensive lineman Bennie Logan to restore Casey in the starting lineup.
Casey strained the MCL in his left knee in Saturday’s game against the Redskins while helping undertake running back Adrian Peterson overdue in the fourth quarter. Even the eighth-year defensive lineman has been helped away from the area and taken in to the tent for additional examination. Casey removed his pads watched the Titans’ final defensive stand out of the sideline.
Casey had emerged on the injury report previously due to a knee injury and missed two days of practice leading up to the Washington game. He was named to his fourth career Pro Bowl last week. He ended his season with seven sacks.
The Titans received good news about celebrity Marcus Mariota. Mariota suffered a stinger injury Saturday which isn’t believed to be related to the elbow injury that limited his ability to grip the football earlier in 2013. Vrabel said Mariota feels better and also certainly can examine his pitching arm during team workouts Monday.