One of the three players selected in the second round of the draft by the Titans won’t be on the field for the rest of the team’s offseason work.
Coach Mike Mularkey said that defensive end Kevin Dodd had “preventative” foot surgery on Thursday and will miss the rest of OTAs and the team’s mandatory minicamp as a result. Mularkey said that the team expects to have Dodd back for training camp.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Dodd has a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal and that a screw was inserted to repair the injury.
Dodd was the 33rd overall pick in the draft after wrapping up his career at Clemson. He has 12 sacks while playing on the same line with Bills first-round pick Shaq Lawson, who is also going to be off the field for a while due to a shoulder injury that required surgery.
The Bills described that surgery as preventative as well, although the history of players missing time after having surgery they don’t absolutely need isn’t a particularly long one.