The Tennessee Titans placed cornerback Kristian Fulton and defensive tackle Kyle Peko on IR, the team confirmed via social media. Peko suffered a season-ending injury in Monday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, according to Paul Kuharsky. Fulton has been nursing a hamstring injury that will likely end his 2023 season. With two spots available on the 53-man roster, the team added defensive tackles Keondre Coburn and Quniton Bohanna.
The #Titans have added d-linemen @QBohanna and @KeondreCoburn99 to the team’s 53-man roster.— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) December 13, 2023
Also, the @Titans have placed CB Kristian Fulton and DL Kyle Peko on Injured Reserve.
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The Titans are thin at defensive tackle following Peko’s injury. Jeffery Simmons is expected to miss Sunday’s contest versus the Houston Texans. Both Coburn and Bohanna could be active, joining a group of healthy d-linemen that includes Teair Tart and Jaleel Johnson.
Coborn is a rookie that was a sixth-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2023 NFL Draft. Coburn is a big-bodied nose tackle that had struggled to earn playing time on a loaded Chiefs defensive line. Coburn projects as a viable like-for-like replacement for Peko, especially against a Texans offense that may rely on the run game if CJ Stroud misses the contest through the concussion protocol.
Bohanna played college football at Will Levis’ alumni school, the Kentucky Wildcats. He entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys and has appeared in 30 career games with 12 starts. Bohanna was most recently on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.
This may represent the end of Fulton’s tenure with the Titans. He’s technically eligible to return for the regular-season finale, but we’d be surprised if either party was interested in seeing that through. The No. 61 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, Fulton entered the 2023 campaign facing a make-or-break season. An injury prone player, hamstring issues have routinely sidelined and limited Fulton’s productivity with the Titans. General manager Ran Carthon is not expected to pursue a contract extension this summer with Fulton, who is scheduled to reach unrestricted free agency.