The Tennessee Titans waived guard Sebastian Tretola with a non-football injury on Friday just hours before players were scheduled to report for training camp.
Tretola suffered a gunshot wound to his leg last weekend as a result of an incident in a bar in Fayetteville, Ark., the second off-field incident involving the former Arkansas lineman in the past three months. He is also involved in a civil lawsuit with wide receiver Tajae Sharpe regarding a man’s claim that he was beaten by Sharpe outside the Tin Roof Bar in April while Tretola stood watch. The players have countersued in that matter.
Tretola, a sixth-round pick a year ago, was active for just one game last season, but was expected to make a case for more playing time in his second year.
To take his place on the roster, the Titans agreed to a deal with offensive lineman Jake Simonich, who was waived by the Houston Texans last month after signing as an undrafted rookie.
In addition to parting ways with Tretola, the Titans also announced what was reported Thursday that they have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran outside linebacker Erik Walden. To make room for Walden on the 90-man training camp roster, the Titans waived undrafted rookie linebacker Johnny Ragin.
Tennessee also released cornerback John Green, an undrafted free agent, from its injured reserve list.