Dec 4, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Gerald McRath (51) after a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Titans beat the Bills 23 to 17. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans' LB Gerald McRath Out For Season

Tennessee Titans’ LB Gerald McRath will not play a down this season as he heads off to surgery later this week to repair his left knee, which was apparently injured in the second quarter of the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks and then aggravated even more during the Tampa Bay game.

It’s an unfortunate thing, especially considering the fact that this was a contract year for McRath. The Titans have a pretty solid lineup at OLB, including veteran Will Witherspoon and rookie Zach Brown. The Titans also have a lot of talented players they’re trying to squeeze onto the 53-man roster. Obviously, McRath will be going onto the IR. The question is what will happen in the offseason.

McRath was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft and made a solid impact early on. He found himself suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season after violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. McRath hasn’t played at the same level since.

This does open the door for rookie LB Zach Brown to see more playing time. It’s always a bummer to see the door of opportunity swing open in that way, though.

Best of luck to McRath with his rehabbing. As he is so well known for saying, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhh.”

Good luck, man.


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