Titans Place RT Jack Conklin & TE Jonnu Smith On IR, Sign Two


The Tennessee Titans announced Tuesday that they’ve placed TE Jonnu Smith and RT Jack Conklin on injured reserve.

The Titans also signed TE Cole Wick off the 49ers’ practice squad and added OL Austin Pasztor to their active roster.

Last week, reports mentioned that Smith was likely out for the season with an MCL injury and Conklin could miss the remainder of the regular season, but return for the playoffs if needed.

Smith, 23, is a former third-round pick of the Titans back in 2017. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.175 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $669,000 and $756,625 in the final two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Smith appeared in 13 games for the Titans and caught 20 passes for 258 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Conklin, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Titans back in 2016. He’ll be entering the third year of his four-year, $15,897,658 and set to make a base salary of $630,000 for the 2018 season.

The Titans have a fifth-year option that they can pick up in 2019.

Conklin spent training camp on the PUP list before being activated at the start of the regular season.

In 2018, Conklin has appeared in nine games for the Titans.

Pasztor, 27, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. He lasted just a few months in Minnesota before the Jaguars signed him to their practice squad.

The Browns claimed Pasztor off of waivers from the Jaguars at the start of the 2015 season and brought him back on a one-year exclusive rights contract. He signed with the Falcons as an unrestricted free agent in August of last year.

The Falcons elected to re-sign Pasztor to a one-year $880,00 deal back in March but wound up waiving him at the end of the preseason. He returned to the Falcons in October but was waived to make room for DE Bruce Irvin.

In 2017, Pasztor appeared in seven games for the Falcons.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

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