Titans tackle Michael Roos retires

Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Roos has retired after playing a decade in the NFL. Roos announced his retirement today. Roos played 148 career games for the Titans. Roos blocked for nine 1,000-yard rushers. Titans owner Tommie Smith: On behalf of the organization, I want to thank Michael for his 10 years of outstanding play for our franchise. On a weekly basis, he was a player that you could count on to play his best, year after year. He was a true pro and I am thrilled that he was able to play his entire career as a Titan. I wish Michael and Katherine the very best in the next chapter of their lives.” Ruston Webster – Titans general manager: “I want to thank Michael Roos for his contribution to the Titans organization.  Michael has been a true ‘pro,’ and a model of consistency throughout his tenure here.  He had the unique ability to make playing a very difficult position look effortless.  Playing one of the toughest positions on the field, he was a player that Titans fans could count on week in and week out, and one of the most durable players in the history of the franchise.  I would like to congratulate him on an outstanding 10-year career, and I wish Michael and his wife, Katherine, the best in the future.” Ken Whisenhunt – Titans head coach: “I was only with Michael for one season, but I admired him as an opponent for many years. Working with him last year, I was impressed by his physical talent but also what he brought to the table as a ‘pro’. He showed up every day and helped others get better. He was a tremendous resource for our younger players. It was very evident why he had been a Pro Bowl player.  I appreciate how he handled a very difficult season. I want to thank him for his professionalism and wish him the best in retirement.” Mike Munchak – Steelers offensive line coach “Michael was such an intelligent football player. He always understood his opponent, our offensive scheme, their defensive scheme and all the angles involved. That knowledge and film work let him play with a great deal of confidence.  We knew after watching him for one day of practice that he was going to be a starter, he just had so much natural ability. To start at left tackle on the road at Pittsburgh as a rookie and then play the next week at right tackle showed how special he was at an early stage of his development. He built upon that season, getting better and better each season with the reps and at times made it look effortless. As coaches, we were never concerned about his matchup, because he could handle any opponent, whether it was a big guy or an athletic guy. I know success will be a part of whatever is next for Michael and I wish him the best.” Kevin Mawae – Former Titans center: “Congrats to Michael Roos on his retirement from the NFL. He was a great teammate and a friend in and out of the locker room. Michael was professional in every aspect, and served as an example of what a professional football player should be. I am proud to say that we played together. I wish the best of luck to him and Kat in the next season of their lives.” Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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