The league-high 34 players Titans placed on IR in 2022

The Tennessee Titans were the most injured team in the NFL in 2022, and this isn’t some fan fiction, either, because the numbers bear it out.

The Titans fielded a total of 86 players this past season, falling five short of the record 91 they set in 2021. However, that 86 was the most in the NFL in 2022, and the second-most in league history.

Tennessee was also tops in “man games lost”, which measures the amount of games injured players miss. In fact, it was a romp, with Tennessee leading the NFL by 36.

Then, there’s injured reserve, which is equally awful. The Titans placed a grand total of 34 players on injured reserve, which, of course, ranked No. 1. To close out the year, Tennessee had 23 players on the list, tied for tops.

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Those 23 players combined to make up 50.11 percent of the team’s payroll, per Spotrac. That’s about $105 million on the shelf.

Now, a look at the 34 players the Titans placed on injured reserve in 2022. An asterisk denotes a player who finished the year on the list.

OLB Ola Adeniyi

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WR C.J. Board*

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CB Shakur Brown

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WR Treylon Burks

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LB Chance Campbell*

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RB Trenton Cannon*

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DB Jamal Carter (waived from IR)

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LB Zach Cunningham*

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RG Nate Davis*

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OLB Bud Dupree*

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CB Caleb Farley*

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DB Michael Griffin (waived from IR)

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DL Da'Shawn Hand*

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RB Dontrell Hilliard*

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WR Cody Hollister*

AP Photo/Steven Senne

TE Tommy Hudson (waived from IR)

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DB Chris Jackson*

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DB Lonnie Johnson

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C Ben Jones*

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OL Jamarco Jones*

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OLB Harold Landry*

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LT Taylor Lewan*

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LB David Long*

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WR Racey McMath

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CB Terrance Mitchell*

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CB Elijah Molden* (twice)

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DB A.J. Moore*

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OL Daniel Munyer

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WR Kyle Philips*

AP Photo/Mark Zaleski

OL Dillon Radunz*

AP Photo/John Amis

QB Ryan Tannehill*

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DB Josh Thompson

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DB Chris Williamson (waived from IR)

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S Andrew Adams*

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Story originally appeared on Titans Wire