NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans have informed defensive lineman Karl Klug that he will be released later today.
Klug, a fifth-round draft pick by the team in 2011, will be remembered as a popular, dependable and hard-working pro during his playing career in Tennessee.
"I really appreciate all that Karl gave to this team in his seven seasons with the Titans," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. "He is a tireless worker, and his passion for football showed in how he prepared for and played the game. I know all of us who worked with him here wish him and his family the best moving forward."
From 2011-2017, Klug played in 109 games for the Titans, with eight starts. During that time he recorded 178 tackles, 21.5 sacks, 67 quarterback pressures and five forced fumbles. He even scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery in a 2013 game against the New York Jets.
Klug played in 15 games in 2017 after suffering a torn Achilles tendon at the end of the 2016 season.
A blue-collar athlete, he was voted by his teammates as the team's Ed Block Courage Award winner, which goes to players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.
Klug had 26 tackles, six quarterback pressures and 1.5 sacks last season.
TitansOnline.com looks back at defensive lineman Karl Klug's seven productive seasons with the Titans. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)