The Tennessee Titans have placed outside linebacker Cameron Wake on injured reserve.
The Tennessee Titans will be without outside linebacker Cameron Wake for the rest of the 2019 season after he was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
According to Jim Wyatt on Titans Online, Wake suffered an injury during the Week 12 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which prompted the Titans to place him on IR. It isn’t clear exactly what injury he suffered, but it did occur while the Titans already had the game in hand.
Wake signed a three-year, $23 million contract with Tennessee during the offseason. While the 37-year-old had just 2.5 sacks and hadn’t posted one since Week 1, he was still able to get decent pressure on opposing quarterbacks on a weekly basis despite being on limited snaps.
Without Wake, the Titans will need a bit more from guys like outside linebackers Kamalei Correa, Sharif Finch and Reggie Gilbert opposite Harold Landry, who has eight sacks this season and has been the team’s best pass-rusher.
The team also placed defensive back Chris Milton on injured reserve.
To fill Wake and Milton’s spots on the roster, the Titans promoted outside linebacker Derick Roberson and cornerback Kareem Orr from the practice squad.
Roberson was a standout for the Titans in their last preseason game when he recorded two sacks against the Chicago Bears. He ended up starting the season on the practice squad and was promoted to the active roster once, however he was inactive for that game before being waived.
In other roster moves made on Tuesday, Tennessee signed defensive lineman Joey Ivie and defensive back Kenneth Durden to the practice squad. Durden played in five games for the Titans in 2018.
Ivie played in five games for the Kansas City Chiefs this season, totaling two tackles and one QB hit.