Titans Defensive Tackle Exits With Hamstring Injury

The Tennessee Titans picked up a surprising 27-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football, but it may have come at a cost. Defensive tackle Teair Tart exited in the second half with a hamstring injury. Tart hobbled off the field clutching his hamstring in the third quarter. He also needed help with an ankle injury in the first half that earned skeptical boos from the Green Bay faithful. Fans assumed Tart was willfully delaying a quick snap to avoid a 12-men-on-the-field penalty, though the Titans were entitled to a substitution after the Packers had switched out their own players.

Tart has started all 10 games for the Titans this year and has already set career-highs with 19 tackles and five pass deflections. He has been a huge part of a Titans' run defense that ranks first in rushing yards allowed and third in rushing yards per attempt. The third-year defensive tackle has also earned a personal-best 78.1 overall grade from Pro Football Focus over his first nine games.

Tart joined the Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft after 22 appearances at Florida International. He emerged as a starter for the Titans in 2021 and has elevated his play to star status so far this year.
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