August 14, 2020


Malcolm Butler could miss the rest of the season

Malcolm Butler could miss the rest of the season

Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler will not play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, and his season possibly could be over due to a wrist injury sustained in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss in Carolina.
Butler, according to several reports, sustained a broken wrist and potentially needed surgery to repair the injury.
“Malcolm’s probably not going to make it this week. So, I would say probably not good,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.
Asked if Butler could miss the final seven games of the Titans’ season, Vrabel responded, “That’s a possibility. We’ll let you know when we find out more.”
Butler’s absence means the LeShaun Sims will move into the role of the team’s third cornerback in the nickel package along with Logan Ryan and Adoree’ Jackson.
The Titans are suddenly thin at cornerback. Special teamer Chris Milton has been bothered by an ankle injury, and the team waived Tye Smith Saturday to activate defensive back Josh Kalu from injured reserve. Smith is likely an option to-resign to the active roster to replace Butler.
Butler, who signed a $61 million contract as a free agent with the Titans before the 2018 season, struggled initially with the Titans last year. His play had been much better this year, and he had two interceptions before the injury on Sunday. One of those interceptions was a pick six in the season-opening victory at Cleveland.
Losing Butler could be especially tough this week for the Titans, as the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to visit Nissan Stadium and could possibly have quarterback Patrick Mahomes back from a knee injury.

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