Titans edge rusher Harold Landry III likely out for the season after suffering torn ACL

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The Tennessee Titans have lost their best pass-rushing threat and one of their top overall defenders before the 2022 season has begun.

Outside linebacker Harold Landry III will miss the entire season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Landry set career highs last year with 75 total tackles, 12 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.

A second-round draft pick in 2018, Landry signed a contract extension with the Titans earlier this offseason worth up to $87.5million over five years.

Landry has 31 career sacks, more than double any other Tennessee player since 2018.

Landry’s loss will put more pressure on Bud Dupree to pressure opposing quarterbacks, although the former Pittsburgh Steeler had a disappointing first season in Tennessee in 2021, starting six games and managing just three sacks.

Ola Adeniyi and Rashad Weaver are the other outside linebackers who made the Titans’ 53-man roster, but that pair has just 2.5 career sacks combined.