Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have placed defensive tackle Tony Brown on injured reserve.
Wyatt reported on Tuesday that Brown and his agent, Martin Magid, had discussions with the Titans about placing Brown on injured reserve due to knee injuries that the 30-year old has been trudging through all season.
“Tony has been fighting through it, but don’t be surprised if they shut him down,” Magid told Wyatt. “He is banged up. He is a fighter, and he won’t come out or tell you he’s hurt. But we are definitely talking about it. I don’t have any say in it; the team makes the decision. But Tony is not the same Tony right now. I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens.”
Brown has 22 tackles and 3.5 quarterback sacks in 11 games this season. The 30-year old former undrafted free agent out of Memphis has 197 tackles and 18 quarterback sacks in 69 games over the last five years with the Titans.
A restricted free agent last off-season, Brown signed a three-year, $17 million contract with the Titans in April.
Rookie center Kevin Matthews, son of Hall of Fame Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, has been signed off the practice squad to replace Brown.