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Karl Klug | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 278
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (142) / TEN
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Titans released DT Karl Klug.
The moves saves Tennessee $2.5 million against the cap. Klug had been due a roster bonus this weekend and obviously the Titans didn't see him as a good fit anymore. "I really appreciate all that Karl gave to this team in his seven seasons," said GM Jon Robinson. "I know all of us who worked with him here wish him the best moving forward." The 29-year-old earned positive marks as a run-stopper from ProFootballFocus over his 325 snaps last season. Mar 16 - 2:10 PM

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Titans DT Karl Klug (Achilles') is expected to miss the start of training camp.

Klug was limited to walkthroughs at OTAs. He’ll likely open camp on the active/PUP list. Klug should be ready for Week 1.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 07:11:00 PM

Titans re-signed DT Karl Klug to a two-year contract.

It should be a cheap deal with Klug coming off a torn Achilles'. When healthy, Klug is a useful situational pass rusher on the interior. He has 20 sacks and five forced fumbles across six NFL seasons, all of them with the Titans.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 09:12:00 PM

Coach Mike Mularkey said impending free agent DE Karl Klug (Achilles') is unlikely to be ready for the start of training camp.

Klug tore his Achilles' in Week 15. He was having a strong season as a rotational piece before getting hurt, totaling 31 combined sacks, hits, and hurries on less than 50 percent of the snaps. Klug's injury probably makes it more likely the Titans could bring him back on a one-year, prove-it deal.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 01:58:00 PM

Titans placed DE Karl Klug on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

The sixth-year pro needs surgery. Klug entered Week 15 with an Achilles' issue, so letting him play is looking rather not wise in retrospect. Klug was providing nice pressure as a rotational pass rusher, so his absence will be felt in Weeks 16 and 17 as the Titans try to nail down a playoff spot. Klug is headed back to free agency, where he figures to languish on the open market until he proves his health. It could be a while.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Titans re-signed DE Karl Klug.

Klug is an undersized pocket pusher with a great motor. He recorded 14.5 sacks across his first four seasons and even dabbled on offense as a lead blocker. Klug will continue to fill his versatile reserve role along the Titans' front.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Titans DL Karl Klug will focus on playing defensive end this season.

After a seven-sack rookie year, Klug dropped off to just 3.5 in 2012. With the additions of Sammie Lee Hill and Antonio Johnson to go along with Jurrell Casey and Mike Martin at defensive tackle, the Titans have decided to focus on using Klug at defensive end, where he'll see more one-on-one matchups.
Tue, May 28, 2013 08:39:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean suggests DT Karl Klug may be on the roster bubble in training camp.

A seven-sack revelation as a 2011 rookie, Klug managed 3.5 sacks in 2012 and earned just 22 percent of Tennessee's defensive snaps. Adding Sammie Lee Hill and Antonio Johnson this offseason, the Titans are trying to get bigger up front. At 6-foot-3, 275, Klug is the club's smallest interior defensive lineman.
Wed, May 15, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Titans DT Karl Klug recorded his first sack of the season in Week 12.

Klug led the Titans with seven sacks as a rookie. His production and role are way down this year. Klug has managed just three tackles in 11 appearances this season, playing behind Jurell Casey, Sen'Derrick Marks, and rookie Mike Martin.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 02:36:00 PM

Fifth-round rookie DT Karl Klug leads the Titans with seven sacks this year.

The total is the most by a Titans or Oilers rookie defensive tackle since sacks became an official stat in 1982. Klug also has nine quarterback pressures and 29 tackles while playing primarily on passing downs. Klug has combined with OLB Akeem Ayers, DT Jurrell Casey, and MLB Colin McCarthy to give the Titans defense four major contributors from the 2011 draft class.
Thu, Dec 29, 2011 09:18:00 PM

Titans fifth-round rookie Karl Klug is listed as a starter on the team's updated depth chart.

He also started the preseason opener, so the promotion seems to be for real. Initial expectations were that Klug would play end with the Titans, but he's been getting a ton of first-team reps inside. Despite his low draft status, it's worth noting that Klug was more productive than both Adrian Clayborn and Christian Ballard at Iowa last season in terms of sacks and tackles for loss.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 01:33:00 PM

Fifth-round DL Karl Klug is expected to be used as a defensive end in Tennessee.

He could also see some time as an inside rusher on third downs. Titans coaches compare Klug to Kyle Vanden Bosch for his athleticism and motor. "He's a nuisance," said Mike Munchak. "He's one of those guys that's an irritant for offensive linemen because he's going hard every play. You can't relax on him."
Sun, May 1, 2011 04:25:00 PM

Titans selected Iowa DE Karl Klug with the No. 142 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Known as an intelligent football player and excellent tackler, Klug excelled at stopping the run at Iowa, where he earned all-Big 10 honors as a senior. However, at just 275 pounds, he's a bit under-sized by NFL interior lineman standards. If he can bulk up, he could turn himself into a nice rotational player along Tennessee's line.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 02:18:00 PM

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