Titans TE Jonnu Smith will miss the rest of the season with an MCL injury suffered in Thursday night's loss to the Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Smith suffered an MCL injury in last year's playoff loss to the Patriots, although it's unclear if this is the same knee. Anthony Firkser will serve as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE the rest of the way.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith injured his knee on RB Derrick Henry's 2nd-quarter, 99-yard TD run on Thursday night and did not return. He finished with a goose egg. Anthony Firkser stepped in as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE, hauling in all 3 of his targets for 27 yards. We'll look for an update on Smith's status.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith tore his MCL in Saturday night's loss to the Patriots, HC Mike Mularkey said. Smith is expected to be ready for OTAs. The 3rd-rounder flashed sporadically during his rookie season, hauling in 18 balls for 157 yards and 2 scores. Smith will have a shot at a bigger 2018 role with TE Delanie Walker turning 34 in August. Walker is set to hit free agency after next season.
The Titans selected TE Jonnu Smith in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Florida International product broke out for a 61-710-8 line as a true sophomore in 2014. He failed to reach those heights over the past 2 years, missing time with a sprained knee in 2015 and then when his girlfriend tossed a pot of boiling water at him this past year. (Seriously.) Smith tested well at the Combine, running a 4.62-second 40 with a 38-inch vertical and strong times in the agility drills at 6’3 and 248 pounds. He finished with an 87th percentile SPARQ score. Smith won’t be a 2017 fantasy factor but has a shot to eventually replace the 32-year-old Delanie Walker.