Titans Lose Rookie for Season With Injury

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans rookie defensive end Jacob Ford could have surgery as soon as Wednesday to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday.

A native of Memphis, Ford was the Titans' sixth-round draft pick out of Central Arkansas. He was working in an individual drill Monday afternoon when he went down. He tried to hop off, but was carted off the field.

"He's the kind of kid I'm sure will get through it. We got to see not as much as we wanted to see from him but we have a pretty good idea of the potential he has," Fisher said.

"He was getting the weight back and strength back. He's got some skills. He did some good things in camp," Fisher said.

Ford is the second rookie defensive lineman the Titans drafted who has suffered a season-ending injury. Tackle Antonio Johnson tore an ACL earlier in training camp and already is on the team's injured reserve list.

The Titans picked up former Tennessee Vol defensive end Jason Hall off waivers from Carolina. The 6-foot-2, 253-pound Hall had 11 career sacks with the Vols. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Buffalo in 2006, he was cut and signed with Carolina in January.

The Panthers sent him to NFL Europa where Hall was named the defensive MVP for leading the league with 12 sacks.

Fisher said Hall will be in Wednesday.

"He'll be able to come in and help us," Fisher said.

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