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Karl Klug | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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.
Source: ESPN.com
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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2Randy Starks
3Jason Hatcher
4Charles Johnson
5Jared Odrick
6Eugene Sims
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8Jeoffrey Pagan
9Wallace Gilberry
10Darryl Tapp
11Michael Buchanan
12Karl Klug
13Howard Jones
14Chris Clemons
15Cory Redding
16Kendall Langford
17Ropati Pitoitua
18Jaye Howard
19DeAngelo Tyson
20Quinton Coples
21Johnny Maxey
22Lawrence Sidbury
23Kenton Adeyemi
24Dylan Wynn
25Fili Moala
26David Moala
27Joe Kruger
28Kenny Horsley
29Emmanuel Dieke
30Josh Boyd
31Justin Trattou
32Ed Stinson
33Ryan Davis
34Keith Browner
35Scott Crichton
36Phillip Hunt
37Henry Melton
38Vaughn Martin
39George Uko
40Ryan Russell
41Ray Drew
42B.J. McBryde
43Mehdi Abdesmad
44Max Valles
45Ishaq Williams
46Dan Pettinato
47B.J. Larsen
DT1Tyson Jackson
2Doug Worthington
3Ken Bishop
4Dwan Edwards
5Paul Soliai
6Desmond Bryant
7Markus Kuhn
8Colin Cole
9Glenn Foster
10Kenrick Ellis
11Jerel Worthy
12Ryan Carrethers
13Brandon Bair
14Mike Martin
15Taniela Tupou
16Alan Branch
17Khyri Thornton
18Lawrence Virgil
19Charles Walker
20Caushaud Lyons
21Eric Crume
22Jason Jones
23Sen'Derrick Marks
24Ego Ferguson
25Bobby Richardson
26Martin Ifedi
NT1Josh Chapman
2Jeremiah Ratliff
3Brodrick Bunkley
4Letroy Guion
5Dan Williams
6Louis Trinca-Pasat
7Terry Williams
8Antwaun Woods
9Devaunte Sigler
10Travian Robertson
11Iosia Iosia
12DeAngelo Brown
13Sione Fua
14T.J. Barnes
15Jacobbi McDaniel
16C.J. Wilson
17Roy Miller
18Roy Philon
19Montori Hughes
20Jerrell Powe
21Ricky Lumpkin
22Jasper Coleman
23Matt Conrath
24Cam Thomas
25William Campbell
26Mike Purcell
27Alameda Ta'amu
28Christo Bilukidi
29Chigbo Anunoby
30Mike Thornton
31Delvon Simmons
32Cameron Botticelli
33Chuka Ndulue
34Josh Watson
35David Carter
36Tevita Finau
37Kyle Rose
38Demetris Anderson
39Chris Neild
40Isaako Aaitui
41Christian Tupou
42Luther Robinson
43Josh Augusta
MLB1David Harris
2Rey Maualuga
3Dewey McDonald
4Uani' Unga
5Kenneth Olugbode
6James Laurinaitis
7Jason Williams
8Allen Bradford
9Arthur Brown
10Nick Moody
11Deontae Skinner
12Henry Coley
13Marshall McFadden
14Nate Boyer
15Shayne Skov
16Max Bullough
17Jerry Franklin
18Sae Tautu
19Andrew Hudson
20Montese Overton
21Brandon Chubb
22Kache Palacio
23Jacob Lindsey
24Justin Durant
25Jack Lynn
26Tony Steward
27Terrance Plummer
28Anthony Harrell
29Darnell Sankey
30John Lotulelei
31Chris Young
32Sam Barrington
33Donnie Baggs
34Steven Daniels
WLB1DeAndre Levy
2Chris White
3Larry Dean
4James-Michael Johnson
5A.J. Hawk
6Keith Rivers
7Eric Pinkins
8Brandon Watts
9Bo Lokombo
10Darien Harris
11Darreon Herring
12Troy Davis
13C.J. Johnson
14Justin Horton
15Don Cherry
16Austin Calitro
17Dillon Lee
18Raphael Kirby
19Justin Anderson
20Matthew Wells
21Alex Singleton
22Jerrell Harris
23Darius Eubanks
24Travis Long
25Marquis Spruill
26Torrey Green
27Adam Bighill
28Donavin Newsom
29Nick Usher
30Lucas Wacha
31James Davidson
32Courtland Clavette
33Jared Koster
34Tyler Gray
35Abner Logan
36Connor Harris
37D.J. Lynch
SLB1Mychal Kendricks
2Lawrence Timmons
3Victor Butler
4Ashlee Palmer
5Michael Mauti
6James Gaines
7Danny Lansanah
8Josh Perry
9Jake Ganus
10Shea McClellin
11J.T. Thomas
12Jo-Lonn Dunbar
13Quentin Groves
14Mike Mohamed
15Myke Tavarres
16Ronald Powell
17Tyler Starr
18Josh McNary
19Mike Moore
20Zeek Bigger
21Cap Capi
22Lamar Louis
23Travis Feeney
24Jimmie Gilbert
25Darius English
26Ladell Fleming
27Keshaun Malone
28Jared Barber
29Xzavier Dickson
30Markus Pierce-Brewster
31Justin Jackson
32Josh Kaddu
33Travis Lewis
34Bjoern Werner
35Mister Alexander
36Jayson DiManche
37Matt Robinson
38Gionni Paul
39Ka'Lial Glaud
40Antonio Longino
41Ivan McLennan
42Cameron Lawrence
ILB1Jerrell Freeman
2D'Qwell Jackson
3Curtis Lofton
4Nate Irving
5Daryl Washington
6Erin Henderson
7Glenn Carson
8Cory James
9David Talley
10Josh Mauga
11David Hawthorne
12Kenny Demens
13Spencer Paysinger
14Zaviar Gooden
15Neiron Ball
16Jamari Lattimore
17Brad Jones
18Jeff Luc
19Sio Moore
20Quentin Gause
21Justin Tuggle
22Taiwan Jones
23Frank Shannon
24Kaelin Burnett
25Kevin Reddick
26Reggie Northrup
OLB1Manny Lawson
2Willie Young
3Jarvis Jones
4Tony Washington
5Jonathan Newsome
6Randell Johnson
7Tamba Hali
8Gerald Rivers
9Dezman Moses
10Jason Neill
11IK Enemkpali
12Dan Skuta
13Justin Staples
14Sage Harold
15Diaheem Watkins
16Corey Lemonier
17Jarius Wynn
CB1Sean Smith
2Tracy Porter
3Leodis McKelvin
4Bashaud Breeland
5Marcus Williams
6Antonio Cromartie
7Keenan Lewis
8Jeremy Lane
9Ron Brooks
10Brandon Flowers
11Chris Houston
12Tim Jennings
13Cortland Finnegan
14Nolan Carroll
15Cortez Allen
16Darrelle Revis
17Cariel Brooks
18Trey Caldwell
19Mohammed Seisay
20Bill Bentley
21Delvin Breaux
22Justin Gilbert
23Adam Jones
24Brandon Dixon
25Alfonzo Dennard
26Bradley Fletcher
27Zackary Bowman
28R.J. Stanford
29Kayvon Webster
30Kenneth Acker
31Lardarius Webb
32Chris Cook
33Alan Ball
34Brandon Boykin
35Ri'Shard Anderson
36Kyle Arrington
37Darrin Walls
38Isaiah Frey
39Antwon Blake
40Dwayne Gratz
41Dax Swanson
42Jumal Rolle
43Darren Woodard
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3Ron Parker
4Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
5Channing Stribling
6Robert Blanton
7Winston Guy
8Josh Furman
9Bacarri Rambo
10Travell Dixon
11Dion Bailey
12Quintin Demps
13Kenny Phillips
14Daimion Stafford
15Ed Reynolds
16Pierre Warren
17Ross Madison
18Tim Scott
19Wes Miller
20Harold Jones-Quartey
21Tyrequek Zimmerman
22Ironhead Gallon
23Daniel Henry
24Denzel Johnson
25Christian Bryant
26Lonnie Ballentine
27D.J. Campbell
28Jean Fanor
29Khalid Wooten
30Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
31Rahim Moore
32Marcus Ball
33Ross Weaver
34Jordan Lomax
35Gerod Holliman
36Alex Gray
37Robenson Therezie
38Nate Ness
39Malcolm Bronson
40Stevie Brown
41Marcus McWilson
42Durell Eskridge
43Lee Hightower
44Josh Evans
45Landon Feichter
46Anthony Walters
47Desmond Cooper
48Ras-I Dowling
49Aaron Taylor
50Justin Cox
51Brandan Bishop
52Chris Hackett
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2Antrel Rolle
3Aaron Williams
4Will Blackmon
5Brandon Browner
6Jimmy Wilson
7Duke Ihenacho
8J.J. Wilcox
9Cooper Taylor
10Major Wright
11Taylor Mays
12Duke Williams
13Phillip Thomas
14Brian Randolph
15Demarkus Perkins
16Lamarcus Brutus
17Floyd Raven
18Dante Barnett
19Jarrod Harper
20Josh Aubrey
21Robert Lester
22Otha Foster
23Akeem Davis
24Kimario McFadden
25Brandian Ross
26Shiloh Keo
27Robert Smith
28Ray Vinopal
29Justin Halley
30Dexter McCoil
31K.J. Dillon
32Elijah Shumate
33Jered Bell
34Joe Powell
35Lorenzo Jerome
36Ryan Murphy
37Terrish Webb
38Omar Bolden
39Calvin Pryor
40Vinnie Sunseri
41B.J. Lowery
42Jordan Kovacs
43Jemea Thomas
44Rickey Jefferson
45Deron Washington
46Anthony Jefferson
47Brian Blechen
48Jadar Johnson
49A.J. Stamps
50Erick Dargan
51Brandon Person
52Corey White
53Ian Wild
54Cedric Thompson
55Michael Caputo
56Brian Suite
57Shamiel Gary
58Anthony Cioffi
59Shak Randolph
60Malik Smith
61Jordan Sullen
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2Drew Butler
3Matt Darr
4Brad Nortman
5Brad Wing
6Steve Weatherford
7Dave Zastudil
8Tim Masthay
9Spencer Lanning
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11Kyle Christy
12Garrett Swanson
13Tom Hackett
14Taylor Symmank
15Kenny Allen
16Austin Rehkow
17Brandon Fields
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20Toby Baker
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25Peter Mortell
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29Swayze Waters
30Will Johnson