Titans' Rolle Out 3-4 Weeks with Spinal Cord Injury
NASHVILLE (Ticker) - Mired in an 0-3 hole, the Tennessee Titans will be without Pro Bowl cornerback Samari Rolle for the next three to four weeks with a bruised spinal cord.

Rolle suffered the injury after his helmet struck the hip of another player in the second quarter of Tennessee's loss at Baltimore on Sunday. He lay motionless on the field for five minutes before being carted off the field on a back board. An MRI and X-rays taken were negative.

The 25-year-old Rolle signed a six-year contract with the Titans worth $37.5 million last month.

A second-round pick in 1998 out of Florida State, Rolle became a full-time starter in 1999 and has quickly emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL. He tied for the AFC lead with seven interceptions last season and was named a Pro Bowl starter for the first time.

In 2001, Rolle has recovered two fumbles and recorded one sack in three games.

The Titans (0-3), who have already matched their loss total each of the last two years when they finished 13-3, host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.


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