Michael Roos Among Top Ironmen of His Era

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans left tackle Michael Roos appears on the injury report this week with a knee injury. If he misses this week's contest, it will mark only the second time he has missed a game — or a start — since being selected in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Previously, the only time Roos was unable to be in the team's starting lineup was Oct. 28, 2012 following an emergency appendectomy.

Among NFL offensive linemen, nobody has played in more games than Roos since he was drafted out of Eastern Washington. The next-closest player is current Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola, who has notched 145 games in the same time period.

Only nine total NFL players—punter Donnie Jones, punter Michael Koenen, punter Shane Lechler, punter Andy Lee, quarterback Eli Manning, punter Mike Scifres, tight end Jason Witten, long snapper John Denney and long snapper Mike Leach—have played in every possible game from 2005 through the present.

Most Games Played by NFL Offensive Linemen, 2005–Present:

148 (148 starts) - Michael Roos
145 (145 starts) - Dominic Raiola
143 (143 starts) - Roberto Garza
143 (143 starts) - Jonathan Goodwin
142 (117 starts) - Chris Myers
139 (139 starts) - Bryant McKinnie
139 (87 starts) - Adam Snyder
135 (135 starts) - Jordan Gross
135 (135 starts) - Logan Mankins
133 (133 starts) - D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Roos is in elite company in terms of career games played in the history of the Titans/Oilers. He currently is in 11th place among all players in franchise history and fifth among offensive linemen. The only offensive linemen ranked higher than him are Bruce Matthews (296), Brad Hopkins (194), Mike Munchak (159) and Benji Olson (152).

Most Career Games Played, Franchise History:

296 - OL Bruce Matthews 1983-01
210 - DE Elvin Bethea 1968-83
194 - OL Brad Hopkins 1993-05
177 - P Craig Hentrich 1998-09
173 - LB Gregg Bingham 1973-84
160 - DL Ray Childress 1985-95
159 - OL Mike Munchak 1982-93
157 - LB Keith Bulluck 2000-09
152 - OL Benji Olson 1998-07
151 - K Al Del Greco 1991-00
148 - OL Michael Roos 2005-14
147 - LB Robert Brazile 1975-84
146 - LB Ted Thompson 1975-84
145 - CB Zeke Moore 1967-77
144 - K Rob Bironas 2005-13
144 - WR Ken Burrough 1971-81
141 - QB Warren Moon 1984-93

Titans Online looks at the career of veteran offensive tackle Michael Roos, one of the NFL's true "ironmen."

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