Karl Klug DL TEN May 28 '13
Titans DL Karl Klug will focus on playing defensive end this season.
After a seven-sack rookie year, Klug dropped off to record just 3.5 sacks 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.
Karl Klug DL TEN May 15 '13
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.
Karl Klug DL TEN Nov 26 '12
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.
Karl Klug DL TEN Dec 29 '11
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. Klub 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.
Karl Klug DL TEN Aug 17 '11
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.