Titans D-coordinator Dean Pees taken from press box to hospital

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees was taken from the press box to a hospital because of a medical issue during Sunday's game.

The team called the medical staff to the coach's box during the first quarter. Pees was able to walk out of the press box under his own power but was asked to sit in a wheelchair before being taken to the hospital for further observation.

"Dean is doing OK," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. "They took him to the hospital and evaluated him. They're going to keep him overnight for some tests, but everything that I've heard as of now has been very positive. He should make a full recovery and be fine after whatever he had going on upstairs [in the coach's box]."

Vrabel said he called the team's defensive plays after Pees was forced to leave.

Pees, 69, is in his first season as the Titans' defensive coordinator. He came out of retirement to join Vrabel's staff.

Pees had announced after last season that he was retiring as the Ravens' defensive coordinator, a job he had held since the 2012 season. He was the team's linebackers coach in 2010 and '11.

Previously he had served as the Patriots' defensive coordinator from 2006 to '09.