Titans cornerback Ryan Mouton suffered an Achilles tear during Tuesday night’s practice and will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday. He was off to a good start and the Titans expected big things from him on special teams this fall.
“Of course, at the beginning, it was hard but there is nothing I can do about it now except try and get myself better and ready for next season,” Mouton told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, a third-round pick in 2009. “It’s disappointing, being hurt last year and coming in this year and trying to get some playing time. Then something like this happens. You never know why, but things happen. It’s a part of the game.”
To fill Mouton’s spot, the Titans have agreed to the parameters of a deal with former Vikings defensive back Frank Walker, but he first must pass a physical. He was scheduled to fly to Nashville Wednesday night.
Said Coach Mike Munchak of Mouton’s injury: “We thought he’d be a big help this year. It’s disappointing.”