The last time Jones saw the field was Week 13 of the 2017 season, when he tore his biceps, requiring surgery. Jones is in line to resume a starting role this year, looking to go beyond his stats from 2017 when he recorded 31 tackles, 19 solo tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Jones' 2017 season ended in Week 13 against the Texans, suffering a torn biceps that required season-ending surgery. He racked up 31 tackles (19 solo) and a career-high 3.5 sacks prior to the issue and should return to his starting role for the Titans in 2018 assuming he's healthy.
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey revealed that Jones suffered a torn biceps in Sunday's win over the Texans that will require season-ending surgery, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Tennessee placed him on injured reserve Monday.
It's a devastating development for Jones, who had been peaking with nine tackles and 3.5 sacks over the past two games before his abrupt departure Sunday. The absence of Jones will likely open up more snaps along the defensive line for Karl Klug, David King and Austin Johnson.
Jones suffered a biceps injury in Sunday's game against the Texans and is questionable to return, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.
According to Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville, Jones was seen on the sideline with his arm in a sling, which gives the impression he won't return to the contest. Jones was in the midst of a strong follow-up effort to his four-tackle, two-sack performance Week 12 against the Colts, as he had amassed five stops and 1.5 sacks before departing Sunday.
Jones had four tackles (three solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts.
Jones lived in the opposing backfield in this one, registering three tackles for loss and a trio of hits on quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The 2014 fourth-rounder had never amassed more than 1.5 sacks in a season and came into Sunday's game with none this year, so this excellent performance came out of nowhere.
|5||10/7/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/18||@ DAL||8:15 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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