Michael Griffin missing first regular-season game in NFL career


Titans starting free safety Michael Griffin (quadriceps) is among the club’s inactives for Sunday’s game at St. Louis.

As the Titans noted this morning, Griffin’s run of 103 consecutive regular-season games played has now reached its end.

The Titans’ first-round pick in 2007, Griffin had appeared in every regular-season and postseason game for Tennessee. Moreover, he has played in all but two preseason games for the Titans. Overall, he’s played in 134-of-137 games in which he’s been on an NFL roster (97.8 percent), including Pro Bowls in 2008 and 2010.

With Griffin’s streak concluding, the Lions’ John Wendling (102 games), the Cardinals’ Yeremiah Bell (88), the Colts’ Antoine Bethea (87) and the Falcons’ Thomas Decoud (77) lead all safeties in consecutive regular-season games played entering Sunday, per NFL data.