Titans offensive lineman Michael Roos announced his retirement via social media Thursday. Roos spent his entire 10-year career with the Titans. He played in only five games in 2014 because of a knee injury.
Roos released a statement on Instagram and talked about life after football: "Although I don't know what adventure the future holds, I know there will be family, friends, travel, whiskey, cigars and beer. All a man can ask for, and more."
Titans offensive lineman Michael Roos, who played in only five games in 2014 due to a knee injury, is considering retirement. He has spent his entire 10-year career with the Titans.
"That's a very strong consideration for (me not playing again)," Roos said, per The Tennessean. "It has been 10 years and it's been a lot of fun, but mentally it starts taking a drain on you sometime so we'll see.
"I can't complain about 10 years … and I was healthy all the way up until the 10th year."
As anticipated, the Titans have placed starting offensive tackle Michael Roos on season-ending injured reserve. He is scheduled for knee surgery. Roos had only missed one game since joining the team in 2005.
The Titans listed nine players on the final injury report leading up to Week 6 against Jacksonville. offensive tackle Michael Roos (knee) and tight end Craig Stevens (quad) were officially ruled out, while running back Shonn Greene (hamstring) has been ruled doubtful for Sunday.
Deemed questionable were cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (knee), tight end Taylor Thompson (knee), cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (concussion) and quarterback Jake Locker (right thumb).
Tight end Delanie Walker (shoulder) and defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (foot) were the only players listed probable against the Jaguars.
Titans offensive tackle Michael Roos will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury that requires surgery, The Tennessean reports.
Roos played all 68 offensive snaps Sunday and is not sure when he suffered the injury that will ultimately end his season. He began to feel discomfort late Sunday and saw doctors on Monday. Rookie first-round pick Taylor Lewan will replace Roos in the starting lineup.
Titans tackle Michael Roos is set to undergo knee surgery, ESPN.com has reported. Roos has been a full-time starter since 2005.
It remains unknown how long Roos will be out.
The Tennessean reports that Lewan will likely be the top reserve behind Roos and right tackle Michael Oher. It adds that "more than likely, Lewan is going to be a backup in 2014."
But TitansInsider.com reports that with Lewan in the fold, there is talk the Titans might move Roos. He is set to make $6.625 million this year and was paid a $1 million roster bonus last month.
The report adds that moving on from Roos would not cost the Titans anything cap wise since he is in the last year of his deal. But talk of the move is just speculation for now.
With the No. 11 pick in the NFL Draft, the Titans selected offensive tackle Taylor Lewan from Michigan.
Lewan is 6-foot-7, 309 pounds, and he played 50 games at left tackle with 48 starts for the Wolverines. He was a defensive lineman until his senior year in high school.
The Titans could use Lewan at either left or right tackle. They signed Michael Oher to play right tackle, and Michael Roos is currently at left tackle.
The Titans should try to extend the contract of left tackle Michael Roos, who's entering the final year of a six-year deal, reports the Tennessean. Roos allowed two sacks last season, "continues to play at a high level" and has been a "quiet, durable leader" throughout his career, the report said.