Originally posted on cover32 - Titans  |  Last updated 6/2/14
Akeem Ayers is coming off his worst season as a pro, with his numbers down across the board. Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles Year Tm Pos G GS Sk Int Yds Lng PD FF FR TD Tkl Ast 2011 TEN LB 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 50 26 2012 TEN mlb/SLB 16 13 6.0 1 2 2 8 1 0 0 66 38 2013 TEN SLB 16 14 1.0 1 5 5 5 1 0 0 37 12 Career 48 43 9.0 2 7 5 15 3 1 0 153 76 Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 6/2/2014. The sudden plummet can at least partially be attributed to nagging knee issues. As Ayers explained to John Glennon of the Tennessean: “Both of them were damaged, so I had to get both of them cleaned and repaired,” Ayers told Glennon. “It started with my right knee and then when I injured the right knee, I started compensating for it a lot and eventually damaged the left knee … “It was actually pretty bad even before the season started. I didn’t know the severity of the injury until pretty much after the season. I pretty much thought it was soreness or pain that would eventually go away.” We’ll soon see if the stud linebacker can return to form. You may also be interested in:Quotable Monday: Where Akeem Ayers had two offseason knee surgeriesNo Tennessee Titans offensive tackles named top-10 in the NFLRewind: Power Rankings, the Tennessee Titans odds to win the Super Bowl, more
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