The Tennessee Titans used a first-round pick on defensive handle Jeffery Simmons knowing he might not be able to play this year after tearing an ACL in February.
Talking to the media for the first time because the draft,” Simmons said Tuesday following Titans minicamp practice he’s not rushing the process, even if that means missing the entire 2019 campaign.
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“I am not rushing anything,” Simmons explained, through The Tennessean. “If I do not play this year, I’m fine with it, but my aim is to get fit on my time and on this team’s time. There is no time limit and once I can return. Every day I come to work, I’m putting my mindset, you know,’I wish to return today.’ That is how I come to work everyday and try to get better.”
Simmons was estimated to move higher than the No. 19 spot where he landed with Tennessee before the ACL tear happened while coaching. If everything goes right, the standard deadline for retrieval from such an accident would earn a return potential in the close of the season. The Titans could also opt to offer him an whole year to rehabilitation.
The DT has yet to start jogging and isn’t certain when he’ll be able to start that portion of the rehab process.
The Titans created the Simmons selection with a mind on the future. Pairing the Mississippi State merchandise with perennially underrated Jurrell Casey can give Tennessee a catastrophic duo. Eventually. For the time being, the newcomer is not pushing the process.

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