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McCluster, Morgan Out for Remainder of Season


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans have lost two more players for the season because of injuries – one as a result of a lingering issue, the other due to an injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Linebacker Derrick Morgan, who has missed the last three games with a shoulder injury, was scheduled for surgery on Monday.

Running back Dexter McCluster is also out for the season after suffering a broken left wrist against the Jets. McCluster left MetLife Stadium in a cast on Sunday, and will have surgery "in the next day or so" as well, Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said.

Both players will be placed on Injured Reserve.

McCluster, who just returned after missing two games with a knee injury, is the only player in the NFL this season with at least 200 yards rushing (247), receiving (260), punt returns (217) and kick returns (285).   

"It's disappointing,'' Mularkey said. "Dexter is such a good player, he is such a good leader for this team. And he is a threat, a threat to score. You need as many of those guys as you can have."

With McCluster out, Bishop Sankey is expected to get more opportunities down the stretch, Mularkey said.

Mularkey said Morgan, "has done everything we've asked him to do" while rehabbing the shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the season, but the team and Morgan believe the best option right now is surgery.

Morgan had 4.5 sacks in the first four games of the season, but hasn't been as effective while playing through the injury this season.

"With (Brian) Orakpo on the other side, there's no telling how productive he could have been,'' Mularkey said of Morgan, who ended up playing in 10 games this season.


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