Ryan suffered a broken left fibula in mid-December but is already clear of the protective walking boot. The 27-year-old had 76 tackles (54 solo) and four sacks through 14 games before his season ended prematurely.
Ryan (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Ryan suffered a broken left fibula during Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants, and will miss the remainder of the season on injured reserve. The 27-year-old has played 95 percent of the Titans' defensive snaps at right cornerback, so expect Adoree' Jackson, Malcolm Butler and LeShaun Sims all to benefit from increased defensive roles in Ryan's absence.
Ryan will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken left fibula during Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Ryan has handled 95 percent of Tennessee's snaps on defense this season, piling up 76 tackles (54 solo) and four sacks in 14 games while playing the slot in nickel formations and outside corner in base alignments. It's debatable whether he's lived up to the three-year, $30 million contract he signed during the 2017 offseason, but there's no question his absence is bad news for the Titans defense. Malcolm Butler may now return to an every-down role, with LeShaun Sims presumably stepping in as the nickelback. The team may also experiment with more three-safety formations, potentially using Kendrick Lewis or Dane Cruikshank alongside starters Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro (concussion).
Ryan recorded two tackles and a sack in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants. However, he suffered a lower-body injury and was seen on crutches in the locker room Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Ryan recorded his fourth sack of the season to end a Giants' drive halfway through the second quarter. He now has sacks in consecutive games and more than 1.5 sacks in a season for the first time in his career. He did exit the game early and was seen on crutches in the locker room, potentially calling his status for the team's Week 16 matchup against Washington into question.
Ryan recorded seven tackles and a sack in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.
Ryan cemented the victory for the Titans, hauling down Cody Kessler on fourth down with 3:38 remaining in the game. He was an active member of the defensive unit yet again, tying for the team lead with seven tackles. He now has at least six tackles in four of his last five games, including two sacks.
|2013||New England Patriots||16||35||29.0||6||1.5||5||82||16.4||79||1||10|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||42||29.0||13||0||2||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2015||New England Patriots||16||74||58.0||16||0||4||39||9.8||25||0||14|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||92||74.0||18||1||2||46||23.0||46||0||11|
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|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|