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Titans OT Michael Roos retires from the NFL

One of the best players from the Titans in the last decade has decided to hang it up.

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According to various reports, Michael Roos has decided to retire from the NFL.  He was set to be a free agent next week and probably could have found a 1-2 year deal for decent money somewhere.  Apparently Roos had no desire to do that.

Roos played his entire 10 year career with the Tennessee Titans.  He was one of the most dependable players in the league.  He only missed one game in his career before this season.  That was because he had an emergency appendectomy.

His play had slipped the last couple of years, but there was a time where he was in the discussion as the best left tackle in the league.  He and David Stewart, who retired before the 2014 season, anchored the Titans offensive line for a long time.  Mike Munchak did a good job coaching them up.  It was nice for the Titans to not have to worry about drafting a tackle for almost a decade.

Ruston Webster probably had a good idea this was coming before 2014 draft.  That is why the team took Taylor Lewan with their first round pick last year.  Lewan played well before getting injured in 2014, but he is going to have some really big shoes to fill.