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Report: Ryan Tannehill “very likely” out for the season

Mike Florio and Chris Simms wonder if Mike Vrabel's job with the Tennessee Titans could be in jeopardy despite doing a great job as head coach.

The Titans expect to play the rest of the season without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Paul Kuharsky of reports.

Kuharsky said it’s “very likely” Tannehill will not return until next season because of a right ankle injury expected to require surgery to repair.

Tannehill originally injured the ankle in an Oct. 23 game against the Colts, finishing the game but missing the next two games. He re-injured the ankle on the team’s first drive Sunday when Chargers edge rusher Khalil Mack landed on the quarterback’s right foot.

Tannehill missed only one series before returning.

Rookie Malik Willis took all of the first-team snaps at quarterback in practice Tuesday and Wednesday with Tannehill out.

The Titans signed veteran quarterback Joshua Dobbs to the active roster Wednesday. Dobbs will backup Willis.

Tennessee (7-7) still leads the AFC South, even after a four-game losing streak, but its lead now is down to one game over the Jaguars. The Titans play the Texans, Cowboys and Jaguars to close out the season.