Simmons recorded 32 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss across nine games for the Titans in 2019.
Simmons was eased back into action as he recovered from a torn ACL and didn't make his NFL debut until Week 7. The 2019 first-round pick flashed promise in limited opportunity for the remainder of the season, illustrating the ability to both rush the passer and stuff the run. Simmons should be in for a healthy offseason, giving him a strong chance to fully break out in 2020.
Simmons (knee) was a full participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
Simmons sat out Week 16's loss to the Saints due to a knee issue, but he now looks back to full health. Barring any setbacks, expect the rookie first-round pick to suit up for Sunday's must-win tilt in Houston.
Simmons (knee) is inactive for the team's Week 16 matchup against the Saints, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Simmons' status came into question late in the week, when he was listed as questionable Friday. The team has been careful with its first-round rookie in his return from an ACL injury and will need him at full strength for a pivotal Week 17 matchup against the Texans. Matt Dickerson likely will see an increase in playing time in Simmons' absence.
Simmons (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Simmons didn't emerge on the injury report until he missed practice Friday. Matt Dickerson would likely get the start if the 22-year-old misses the game.
Simmons (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Simmons was added to the injury report as a non-participant Thursday, but he practiced fully Friday to get clear of the questionable tag. The 22-year-old could see increased snaps at defensive end with starter Jurrell Casey (shoulder) sidelined.
Simmons did not practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Simmons wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, so his hamstring issue appears to have been sustained during Thursday's practice. The rookie first-round pick will have one more opportunity to upgrade his level of his participation ahead of Sunday's contest against the Chiefs.
Simmons made four tackles, including a sack and two tackles for a loss, in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Simmons made his NFL debut and made an immediate impact, knifing into the backfield for three of his tackles. Though he's been brought along slowly in his return from a torn ACL -- he played in only 33 percent of the team's defensive snaps -- it appears the first-round rookie is prepared to add to the explosiveness of the Titans' defense as he regains his health.
Simmons (knee) was activated off the non-football injury list Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Simmons is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in February during the pre-draft process. The rookie first-round pick appears to have a good chance to suit up Sunday against the Chargers, though the Titans will almost certainly take a cautious approach to his on-field workload.
Simmons (knee) participated in Wednesday's practice in full pads.
It was the first practice in which Simmons has suited up as he recovers from a torn ACL he suffered in February. The rookie currently resides on the non-football injury list, but when the team feels he's ready, they will activate him to its 53-man roster. Simmons didn't rule out the possiblity of suiting up Sunday against the Chargers, so it's not a long shot at this point.
Simmons (knee) is expected to practice this week, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Simmons currently resides on the non-football injury reserve list, but he appears to be nearing a full recovery from a torn ACL suffered in February. Depending on how well Simmons shows in his first week of practice, he could have a shot of making his NFL debut Sunday against the Chargers.
Simmons (knee) will begin the season on the non-football injury reserve list, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Simmons received praise Friday for his recovery from a torn ACL and was deemed ahead of schedule. However, his continued placement on the non-football injury list means he cannot practice or appear in a game for the first six weeks of the season.
Coach Mike Vrabel said Friday that Simmons (knee) is progressing ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Simmons suffered a torn ACL in February and has spent the entirety of training camp and preseason on the non-football injury list. It remains to be seen whether the rookie first-round pick will play in 2019, but this is still good news for a Tennessee defensive line in need of impact players.
The Titans placed Simmons (knee) on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Paul Kuharsky of The Midday 180 reports.
Simmons is still suffering from a torn ACL he suffered in February while training for the NFL Scouting Combine. There still hasn't been a timetable for his return, suggesting that the team will take it slow as the rookie continues to recover. At this point, it wouldn't be surprising if the team held Simmons out for the majority, if not for all of 2019.
Simmons (knee) remains without a timetable for resuming running or jogging, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports. "I knew coming in this was the plan. I'm grateful for this opportunity, that they trusted me that I'm going to come in and get the work done off the field. I'm trusting the process," Simmons said after Tuesday's minicamp practice.
Simmons remains on the mend from a torn ACL he suffered in February while training for the NFL Scouting Combine. The fact that he doesn't have any sort of timeline suggests the team is truly taking it slow with the rookie, though Tennessee presumably knew it might not see Simmons play in 2019 before investing a first-round pick into the Mississippi State product this spring.
The Titans selected Simmons (knee) in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 19th overall.
That Simmons tore his ACL in mid-February and still went in the top 20 tells you the kind of talent he possesses. He probably wasn't a prospect on the level of fellow former Mississippi State star Fletcher Cox, but the distance between them could be less than one might assume, and in any case Simmons' skill set should afford similar playcalling possibilities. At 6-foot-4, 301 pounds, Simmons posted consecutive 60-tackle seasons over the last two years while totaling 29 tackles for loss over that span. Simmons was blocked from the combine due to an incident in March of 2016, his senior year of high school, where he punched a woman multiple times in a skirmish additionally involving his sister. Whatever concerns resulting from that incident are ones the TItans are evidently comfortable with, and they'll in any case hope that his knee cooperates so that he can return to the productivity he showed beforehand. Whether Simmons can contribute in 2019 remains up in the air.