Abdesmad was waived by the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
The Titans needed a roster spot to bring back WR Tajae Sharpe (foot) from injured reserve and it came at Abdesmad's expense. He's now eligible to sign elsewhere.
Abdesmad (ankle) was active for last Saturday's preseason opener against the Jets.
Abdesmad was put on injured reserve towards the end of last season after appearing in just two games with the Titans, recording one tackle in a reserve role. He teamed up with linebacker Aaron Wallace for a sack in the team's contest with the Jets and is expected to play that reserve role once again.
The defensive end suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's loss to the Jaguars, effectively ending his season. In two games with the team, he recorded one tackle and primarily served a reserve role. The
A high-ankle sprain can take as long as six weeks to recover from, though it's possible Abdesmad could play through the injury. His practice status this week will give a better indication of his ability to play in Week 17.
With defensive ends Jurrell Casey (foot) and Karl Klug (Achilles) both dealing with injuries, the Titans decided to promote Abdesmad in the hopes of bolstering their defensive line. The rookie spent the preseason with the Titans before being cut prior to the beginning of the regular season and then was eventually brought back onto the practice squad.
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