Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, center, leaves the field after the Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-14 in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Wade Payne
October 15, 2014
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, center, leaves the field after the Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-14 in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Wade Payne

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans tight end Craig Stevens had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn quadriceps tendon, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says they'll probably place the veteran on injured reserve by the end of the week.

Stevens was injured blocking on the first play of a 29-28 loss to Cleveland on Oct. 5. He becomes the third Titan lost for the season from an injury suffered in the loss with left tackle Michael Roos (right knee) and safety Bernard Pollard (right Achilles tendon) placed on injured reserve last week.

The seven-year veteran is a key blocker for the Titans and has played in 93 games with 61 starts.

Now the Titans hope tight end Taylor Thompson returns soon from an injured right knee that has kept him out of the past three games.

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