Jake Locker isn’t ready to play in a game, but the Titans quarterback did make one breakthrough on Wednesday, taking part in practice for the first time this month.
Locker (non-throwing shoulder) was limited, but he did some throwing in individual and 7-on-7 drills. Coach Mike Munchak has already ruled Locker out of Sunday’s game at Buffalo, where Matt Hasselbeck will get his third straight start. Locker But Munchak said there’s reason for optimism about Locker’s chances the following week. Locker dislocated his left shoulder twice in the first four games.
Asked if the Titans might consider sticking with Hasselbeck if the Titans should win two straight, Munchak said: “If (Locker) is ready to play next week, there wouldn’t be any doubt that he’d be the guy playing.”
The Titans have a mediocre schedule down the stretch, so Locker should resume his role as a fantasy QB2 when he makes his return.