Johnathan Cyprien out for 2018 season with torn ACL

The Tennessee Titans lost their starting strong safety for the season.

Johnathan Cyprien suffered a torn ACL, Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday. Cyprien suffered the injury in on a non-contact play during Wednesday's practice.

The Titans aren't wasting any time figuring out who will replace Cyprien in the secondary. Former 49ers safety Eric Reid and ex-Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro each are scheduled to visit the Titans, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Vrabel told reporters Thursday the team has talked about the possibility of pursuing Reid.

In addition, ex-Steelers safety Mike Mitchell and former Ravens safety Lardarius Webb will be visiting the team Friday, according to Rappoport.

Cyprien started 10 games for the Titans in 2017 after opening the season with a hamstring injury. The veteran compiled 57 tackles, one sack and one pass defended last year.

After being selected 33rd overall in 2013, Cyprien struggled at times to open his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He morphed into a force in 2016 earning 127 tackles and four passes defended before signing in Tennessee last offseason.

Kendrick Lewis is likely to get the first shot to replace Cyprien alongside ballhawk Kevin Byard. Bryden Trawick also could get reps.

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