The Tennessee Titans suffered a brutal blow days before the start of the regular season.
Pro Bowl edge rusher Harold Landry suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported per sources informed of the situation.
It's a cruel jolt for the defending AFC South champs.
Landry was a keystone to the Titans' defense, netting 12 sacks in 2021, 10th-most in the NFL. A menace off the edge, Landry added 22 QB hits and 14 tackles for loss last season.
Coming off the best seasons of his career, Landry inked a five-year, $87.5 million contract extension with the Titans in March.
Losing Landry before the season even kicks off takes some shine off a potentially intriguing Tennessee defense with a destructive front and rising young secondary. With Landry injured, more pressure falls on Bud Dupree to shake off a down campaign and become the disruptor off the edge he was signed to be last offseason.