Tennessee Titans: Jeffery Simmons records 1st career sack in Week 7
Tennessee Titans rookie Jeffery Simmons recorded his first career sacks in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
It didn’t take long for defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons to make an impact, as the Tennessee Titans’ 2019 first-round pick recorded his first career sack against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Simmons is making his 2019 debut on Sunday in Week 7 just eight months after suffering a torn ACL during pre-draft workouts. We thought Simmons’ snaps would be limited in his first action, but he’s getting plenty of run in his first game.
On the Chargers’ opening drive of the second half, Simmons took Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to the turf for his first career sack.
Aside from that sack, Simmons has been making plays all game long. He’s been regularly bulldozing his blocker and getting push into the Chargers’ backfield.
In all, Simmons has three tackles (two for loss) and the sack.
So far, the Titans rookie has been as advertised and is making his presence felt, both against the run and pass. Tennessee will have quite the formidable line moving forward if he can keep up this level of play.
The Titans activated Simmons on Saturday after releasing both Brent Urban and Matt Dickerson to make room for him.
Prior to the start of the season, head coach Mike Vrabel hinted Simmons could make the 53-man roster because he was so ahead of schedule, but instead the rookie was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.
However, Simmons appears to have been well worth the wait and the Titans might have gotten themselves quite the steal with a guy who was once projected to be a top five pick.