Tennessee standout left tackle Michael Roos’ 119-game consecutive starts streak will come to an end Sunday as the Titans have ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Roos, a second-round pick in 2005 out of Eastern Washington University, sat out for the third consecutive day of practice Friday after having his appendix removed Monday.
He has started every game of his NFL career. His streak had been second only to Detroit’s Jeff Backus (172) among active offensive tackles.
“We’re not going to play him. We’re not going to take any risks or chances with that,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “He’s feeling pretty good, but he probably needs a good week to rest and he’ll be fine next week.”
Roos, a three-time All-Pro player, is a graduate of Mountain View High School in Vancouver.
Roos donated $500,000 to EWU to help install its signature red artificial turf, and the football facility was renamed Roos Field in 2010.
Mike Otto, playing in his first game of the season after being sidelined with a knee problem, said he is ready to make his first start since last season in place of Roos.
“It’s an opportunity to go out and play against a good team,” Otto said. “I’m looking forward to doing my part to help us do what we need to do to win.”
Former University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker (shoulder) also has been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie caught himself before nearly letting out an obscenity when asked what he thought of comments by Miami running Reggie Bush about it being karma that New York star cornerback Darrelle Revis is out for the season.
“For him to come out and say something like that, I mean, to me, it’s unprofessional and at the same time it’s not showing any kind of sportsmanship at all, so I mean I really could care less,” Cromartie said.
The teams play Sunday in Miami.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he is ready for his second round of chemotherapy and probably will not return to the team until he completes it in his treatment for leukemia. ... New England tight end Aaron Hernandez will miss the game against the Rams in London because of a sprained ankle. ... The NFL fined the Ravens $20,000 for not listing safety Ed Reed’s shoulder injury on the injury report. ... Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (broken arm) was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, though there is a slim chance that Minnesota’s best cover man could return for the season finale. ... Arizona safety Rashad Johnson was fined $21,000 by the NFL for an illegal blindside block against Minnesota tight end John Carlson, a former Seahawk. ...
San Francisco safety and former Washington Husky Dashon Goldson was fined $7,875 by the NFL for taunting Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch after making a tackle. ... Colts defensive tackle Fili Moala (knee) and cornerback Darius Butler (shoulder) will not play at Tennessee. ... Dolphins cornerback Richard Marshall has been ruled out against the Jets with a back injury.