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Titans’ Lewan carted off; rookie Farley tears ACL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan was carted off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter of Monday’s 34-31 win over the Buffalo Bills, just one of several costly injuries for Tennessee.

Lewan laid on the ground as trainers came out to the field along with head coach Mike Vrabel. Lewan’s head appeared to collide with a Bills defender as he went down in a pile following a Derrick Henry run in the red zone. The trainers quickly determined that a cart was needed after examining Lewan.

Lewan gave a thumbs-up as he was taken off the field. He was being evaluated for a concussion and had movement in all of his extremities. Vrabel did not give an update on Lewan after the game.

Tennessee came into Monday’s game with 16 players on injured reserve — and it got worse from there as rookie cornerback Caleb Farley, the Titans’ top draft pick in 2021, suffered a torn ACL, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL reporter Paul Kuharsky.

Farley was making his first start of the season in place of right cornerback Kristian Fulton, who was placed on injured reserve hours before the game with a hamstring injury. The injury to Farley occurred when he collided with teammate Kevin Byard as the two attempted to tackle Bills receiver Emmanuel Sanders after a 21-yard reception in the second quarter.

Farley, who played 26 snaps, had to be helped off the field with an injured left knee he couldn’t put weight on. The Titans used second-year defensive back Chris Jackson in place of Farley, but Jackson was in and out of the lineup Monday night due to a foot injury. Veteran reserve Breon Borders was the Titans’ third option at right cornerback.

Cameron Batson hurt a knee on a kickoff return just before halftime, and receiver Julio Jones, who made an amazing 43-yard catch of a ball that bounced off Micah Hyde‘s helmet, also was ruled out late in the game with a hamstring injury. He had missed the previous two games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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