Kearse: Current knee problem linked to Philly days

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 3:38pm

Jevon Kearse said the knee problem he has been struggling with is actually old damage from when he tore the ACL in his left knee in 2006 while a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I twisted it in practice, but the MRI said there were some things still going on from when I was in Philly,” Kearse said.

Kearse has not been active since Oct. 4 against Jacksonville. He created a stir by not staying for the game against Indianapolis the following Sunday night after being declared inactive. Then, the following week in practice he suffered a foot injury, causing him to be inactive against New England.

Kearse then returned to practice, but injured the knee on the Wednesday before the Jacksonville game and has not practiced since that time.

Kearse, 33, said he expects to be back on the practice field this week in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo game.

“It’s something that I probably can play through, but I’m going to have to get cleaned up after the season,” Kearse said. “It’s feeling better. I’ve been treating it up the last couple of days.”

Winborn among visitors

The Titans hosted four linebackers and a pair of defensive ends on Tuesday, including former Vanderbilt star Jamie Winborn.

Other linebackers included Jordan Senn, Dave Philistin and Kenny Ingram. Also working out were defensive ends Eric Bakhtiari and Joe Clermond.

2 Comments on this post:

By: MetalMan on 11/11/09 at 8:51

That's his M.O. When the going gets tough, Kearse gets going.

By: jwk6179 on 11/12/09 at 9:01

It wouldn't SURPRISE me in the least if Jevon Kearse NEVER plays another game in the NFL. If he has to have off-season knee surgery, I just don't think any NFL team would offer him a contract to play for them at any thing more than the league minimum. I think Kearse's EGO wouldn't let him come back for the league. I don't expect to see him on the active list for the Titans the rest of the season.