Tennessee Titans right tackle, Chance Warmack was carted off the field on Sunday in Cleveland and it was determined he has a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee as reported by Jason Wolf at the Tennesseasn.
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Good news never comes out of losing an offensive lineman of Warmack,s stature on this team, but the three week expected recovery period will likely only cause him to miss a start this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
With the bye-week coming up after Sunday’s week three matchup with the Colts, Warmack should return for the week five game at home when Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills come to town.
Since being drafted by the Titans in 2013, Warmack has started 34 consecutive games.
"“We’ll see how that progresses,’’ Whisenhunt said of Warmack’s injury."
Seven-year veteran Jamon Meredith took over for Chance in Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns and Titans Online senior editor Jim Wyatt reported that head coach Ken Whisenhunt was pleased with with his progress.
"“Jamon did a pretty good job (vs Cleveland),’” Whisenhunt said. “I mean, there are a lot of little things you always have to work on. Jamon’s been bouncing all around, but he did good for not having gotten reps at that particular position, which is his job.”"
Meredith is a seven-year veteran and spent the last four years with the Indianapolis Colts.
The offensive line struggled with keeping rookie quarterback, Marcus Mariota upright in the Dawg Pound on Sunday, and things will not get any easier when they face the Colts this week.
Other than working on Mariota’s ball handling skills while under heavy pressure, Whisenhunt has identified that slow getting out of the huddle and to the line was a big factor in the Titans’ first period problems in Cleveland.
There was not enough time to call protections on the O-Line before it was time to snap the ball. The problem showed up quickly in the noisy end of the Dawg Pound. Unlike the somewhat docile fans in Tampa during week one, the Browns fans poured it on.
“That is an issue for us,” he said. “And then that will give us a chance to get our protections the right way so we won’t have a couple of the mistakes that we had yesterday. That is an area that we have to get better with. When you have a rookie quarterback, a rookie tackle, you understand in that type of environment those are issues that you have to go through.”