Conklin was an immediate starter for two seasons after the Titans made him the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, a concussion and a pair of knee injuries limited the right tackle to nine games in 2018. Since the fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, it appears Tennessee won't take the risk of Conklin staying healthy. The Michigan State product is thus scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, barring the two sides reaching a more team-friendly extension beforehand.
Conklin suffered a knee injury during Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars, and will now spend the remainder of the season on injured reserve. It remains to be seen whether the star right tackle will require surgery to manage his recovery. Veteran offensive lineman Austin Pasztor takes Conklin's spot on the 53-man roster
Conklin (knee) will remain sidelined for multiple weeks due to a knee injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Conklin sustained a knee injury during Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars, the severity of which will cause him to miss a few weeks. It's good news that the starting right tackle will not be required to undergo surgery, and Conklin is expected to return this season. Dennis Kelly is expected to slot into the starting lineup as long as Conklin remains sidelined.
Conklin is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Jaguars with a knee injury, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
Conklin sustained the injury in the third quarter. Dennis Kelly will take over for Conklin at right tackle as long as he is out.
Coach Mike Vrabel said that Conklin (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol Friday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Conklin appears to have fully recovered from a head injury sustained during a Week 9 win over the Cowboys. The third-year pro is on track to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Colts, and bolster the Titans' solid offensive line.