Ryan Tannehill

Tennessee Titans
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Tennessee Titans
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Ryan Tannehill News

Lands on IR

The Titans have placed Tannehill (ankle) on IR, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill is thus officially ruled out for the remainder of the regular season and won't be available to the Titans unless the team makes a deep playoff run. In his absence, Malik Willis and Joshua Dobbs (who is expected to start Thursday night's game against the Cowboys) will handle the team's QB duties in the coming weeks.  

Dec 29, 2022 1:15 PM EST

Done for regular season

Tannehill won't be available for the Titans' final three regular-season games and is considered "unlikely" to return for the postseason after undergoing a tightrope procedure earlier this week to address a right high-ankle sprain, a league source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Analysis: Late Friday, Schefter relayed that Tannehill was in line to miss at least the next two games and was viewed as a "long shot" to make it back for the Titans' Week 18 game against the Jaguars, essentially matching what Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported. However, Schefter's latest update indicates that the Titans are already discounting the possibility of Tannehill making it back before the end of the regular season, and the quarterback's chances of suiting up in the postseason appear to be remote at this stage. For its part, Tennessee has only officially ruled Tannehill out for Saturday's game against the Texans, and until he's moved to injured reserve, the team will likely continue to update the veteran signal-caller's status on a week-by-week basis. Rookie Malik Willis will start Week 16 and likely for the rest of Tennessee's schedule, barring Tannehill making a speedier recovery than anticipated.

Dec 24, 2022 6:57 AM EST

Gets surgery, hopeful for Week 18

Tannehill, who is out for Saturday's game against the Texans, reportedly traveled to Birmingham, Ala. earlier this week and had a tightrope surgical procedure on his right ankle, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He won't be available for the Titans' Week 17 game against the Cowboys but is hopeful to play Week 18 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: While Tannehill plans to attack his rehab aggressively, Adam Schefter of ESPN relays that the quarterback is a "long shot" to return during the final two weeks of the regular season, though he may have a better chance at making it back for the playoffs, should Tennessee clinch a spot. Rapoport notes that rehab timelines for tightrope surgeries of these sort can vary, with a three-week recovery period having historically represented a best-case scenario. The Titans' decision not to place Tannehill on injured reserve supports the notion that the team is holding out hope the 34-year-old may be able to make it back for Week 18, which could be a win-or-go-home matchup to decide the AFC South champion. At least for the next two games, however, the Titans will turn the offense over to rookie Malik Willis, who previously started Weeks 8 and 9 while Tannehill dealt with ankle-related issues.

Dec 24, 2022 5:32 AM EST

Officially out for Week 16

The Titans have ruled Tannehill (ankle) out for Saturday's game against the Texans, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though the right ankle injury Tannehill sustained in the Titans' Week 15 loss to the Chargers cost him only one offensive series before he was able to return, the veteran signal-caller wasn't able to practice in any fashion Tuesday through Thursday before Tennessee opted to rule him out for the third time this season. Malik Willis will step in as the Titans' starting signal-caller this weekend, and quite possibly the rest of the way, as Davenport reported Wednesday that Tannehill is "very likely" to require season-ending surgery on the ankle. For now, the Titans are ruling Tannehill out only for one game, but an eventual move to injured reserve would signal that the Tennessee isn't counting on the 34-year-old playing again in 2022.

Dec 22, 2022 11:25 AM EST

Reportedly could be done for season

Tannehill (ankle), who didn't practice Wednesday, could be done for the season, according to Joe Rexrode and The Athletic Staff.

Analysis: Per the report, which suggests that the veteran QB is most likely done for the season due to an ankle injury he suffered during Week 15 action, it's unclear at this stage if Tannehill will require surgery to address the issue. We'll await added context and/or official confirmation regarding Tannehill's status in the coming days, but it looks as though Malik Willis is trending toward handling the Titans' signal-caller duties in Week 16, at a minimum.

Dec 21, 2022 3:51 PM EST

Misses practice Wednesday

Tannehill (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill, who was listed as a non-participant at Tuesday's walkthrough, has one more chance to log practice snaps ahead of Saturday's game against the Texans, but at this stage Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that there's doubt the veteran QB will be able to play this weekend. If Tannehill ends up sidelined versus Houston, Malik Willis would be in line to make his third career regular season start.

Dec 21, 2022 1:05 PM EST

Listed as DNP on estimate

Tannehill (ankle) was listed as a non-participant at Tuesday's walkthrough, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill picked up yet another ankle issue this past Sunday at the Chargers, but he was able to return, finishing with 165 yards, no touchdowns and one interception on 68 percent passing and three carries for one yard and a score during a 17-14 loss. On Monday, coach Mike Vrabel indicated Tannehill will remain the Titans' starting signal-caller Saturday against the Texans if his health allows him to, per Wyatt. Kicking off the week with a DNP isn't exactly a great sign that Tannehill is in line to do so, but he at least has a pair of sessions remaining this week to put himself back on a path to active status. If Tannehill ends up sidelined this weekend, though, rookie Malik Willis again would step in for the veteran quarterback.

Dec 20, 2022 4:17 PM EST

Could miss time due to ankle

Coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that Tannehill (ankle) will remain the starter Saturday against the Texans if he's healthy enough to play, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill left the Week 15 loss to the Chargers with an ankle injury but later returned. Vrabel's comment suggests there is some doubt over whether Tannehill -- who has battled numerous ankle injuries this season -- can play through the latest injury without missing some game action, so the quarterback's status will be worth monitoring in practice over the coming days. If Tannehill needs additional time to heal, rookie Malik Willis would step in against the Texans, whom Willis defeated as the starter in Week 8 thanks to 219 rushing yards from Derrick Henry.

Dec 19, 2022 10:16 AM EST

Scores on ground Sunday

Tannehill completed 15 of 22 passes for 165 yards with an interception and added a touchdown and one rushing yard on three carries in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: His weak passing numbers were due in part to leaving the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury, but Tannehill returned before halftime and appeared to have forced overtime by scoring on a goal-line QB sneak with 48 seconds left in the fourth. Unfortunately for the Titans, their defense couldn't stop Justin Herbert from answering. With Tennessee's lead in the AFC South slipping away, Tannehill will look to post better numbers in Week 16 and avoid an upset against the Texans, something he'll be more likely to accomplish if Treylon Burks (concussion) can get healthy.

Dec 18, 2022 6:39 PM EST

Returns to game

Tannehill returned to Sunday's against the Chargers after sustaining an ankle injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill was carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury on the Titans' first possession, but was subsequently able to return to the contest in the second quarter. While he was sidelined, Malik Willis handled the team's QB reps.

Dec 18, 2022 2:15 PM EST

Carted off the field Sunday

Tannehill was carted off the field Sunday against the Chargers after sustaining an ankle injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Prior to his exit from the contest, Tannehill completed his only passing attempt for two yards and ran once for one yard. Next up for the Titans' Week 15 QB reps is Malik Willis.

Dec 18, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Takes every rep Thursday

Tannehill (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Considering that Tannehill has started each of the past five weeks following a two-game absence due to the ankle injury, the Titans never seemed to have much concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Chargers after he opened Week 15 prep as a limited participant Wednesday. His restrictions a day ago were likely just maintenance-related, and his ability to take every rep Thursday clears the way for him to direct the Tennessee offense this weekend. Since returning to the lineup Week 10, Tannehill has completed 65 percent of his passes for 8.1 yards per attempt and a 7:2 TD:INT while carrying 12 times for 68 yards in five outings.

Dec 15, 2022 1:35 PM EST

Managing ankle injury

Tannehill (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill played through the ankle issue after initially suffering the injury against Philadelphia in Week 13, yet after logging a limited practice Wednesday of last week Tannehill would eventually shed the injury designation by Friday. Hopefully he follows that same pattern for Week 15, in which case he would mostly be his usual self against the Chargers.

Dec 14, 2022 2:18 PM EST

Tosses pair of touchdowns

Tannehill completed 25 of 38 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Jaguars. He added two rushes for 16 yards.

Analysis: Tannehill attempted a season-high 38 passes as the Titans were playing at a two-score deficit for much of the second half. He averaged only 6.7 yards per attempt and also had two costly turnovers -- he lost a fumble and threw an interception -- which led directly to 10 points for the Jaguars. Tannehill redeemed his fantasy performance with a pair of touchdown throws, which came from 10 and two yards away. He now has at least 250 yards or two scores in four of his five games since returning from an ankle injury.

Dec 11, 2022 7:17 PM EST

Puts in full practice

Tannehill (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: After rolling an ankle in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Tannehill was a limited participant in the Titans' first Week 14 practice session Wednesday. The Titans never expressed much doubt about Tannehill's status heading into this Sunday's game against the Jaguars, however, and the quarterback seemed to put to rest any concern about his health by taking every rep Thursday. While Tannehill looks like he'll be good to go this weekend, he may have to make do without top target Treylon Burks (concussion), who sat out practice for the second day in a row Thursday and looks to be trending toward sitting out Sunday.

Dec 8, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Should play with rolled ankle

Tannehill was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill missed two games with an ankle injury earlier this season and apparently rolled his other ankle during Sunday's blowout loss in Philadelphia. He doesn't sound worried about missing the upcoming matchup with Jacksonville on Sunday, but his mobility may be limited and WR Treylon Burks (concussion) may not play.

Dec 7, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Sacked six times in route

Tannehill completed 14 of 22 passes for 141 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 35-10 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Tannehill didn't perform badly from an efficiency perspective, but the Titans couldn't sustain many extended offensive drives. In particular, Tannehill had the benefit of little protection from the offensive line, and he was sacked a season-high six times. As a result, Tannehill was held under 150 passing yards for the fourth time on the campaign. As that number indicates, Tannehill's results have been inconsistent this season, though he'll draw a more favorable matchup in Week 14 against the Jaguars.

Dec 4, 2022 6:55 PM EST

Just shy of 300 yards in loss

Tannehill completed 22 of 34 passes for 291 yards without a touchdown or turnover in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Bengals. He added nine yards on two rushing attempts.

Analysis: After throwing for a season-high 333 yards in the Week 11 win over Green Bay, Tannehill mustered his second-highest passing yardage total of the season. The veteran quarterback's recent production has been encouraging, but Tennessee's dearth of weapons in the passing game caps Tannehill's upside heading into a daunting Week 13 road matchup with the 10-1 Eagles.

Nov 28, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Impressive numbers in win

Tannehill completed 22 of 27 passes for 333 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Titans' 27-17 win over the Packers on Thursday night. He also netted minus-3 yards on three rushes.

Analysis: Tannehill was exceedingly sharp and vaulted over the 300-yard mark on his final completion of the night, a surprise 51-yard bomb to Treylon Burks down the left sideline against Jaire Alexander just before the two-minute warning. It put a fitting cap on a night when Tannehill averaged 12.3 yards per attempt while eight different pass catchers overall. Tannehill did take another three sacks, but his efficient play over his first two games back from his ankle injury arguably makes the Titans as dangerous a team as any in the AFC going into the stretch run of the campaign. Tannehill's next opportunity to build on his strong stretch of play comes in a Week 12 home matchup against the Bengals a week from Sunday.

Nov 17, 2022 8:30 PM EST

Turns in full practice

Tannehill (ankle) was listed as a full participant at Tuesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Following a two-game absence due to the ankle issue, Tannehill returned to the lineup for last Sunday's 17-10 win over the Broncos and completed 19 of 36 pass attempts for 255 yards and two touchdowns to go with 12 rushing yards on two carries. Tennessee listed Tannehill as a limited participant on the estimated practice report the team released Monday, but the quarterback's return to full activity Tuesday suggests he'll be ready to go for a quick turnaround Week 11, when the Titans will travel to Green Bay for a Thursday night game.

Nov 15, 2022 2:24 PM EST

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