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Jake Locker out again this week

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The Titans have a quick turnaround for their Thursday nighter against the Steelers and it is going to be too quick for them to get quarterback Jake Locker back in the lineup.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean passes along word from Titans coach Mike Munchak that Matt Hasselbeck will get a second straight start when Pittsburgh rolls into LP Field. Locker separated his left (non-throwing) shoulder for the second time this season in the Week Four loss to the Texans and will need a little more time to recover before he can back on the field. Hasselbeck completed 26-of-43 passes for 200 yards in Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the Vikings before Rusty Smith finished out the fourth blowout loss in the last five weeks for the Titans.

There was some better injury news on other fronts. Munchak said that running back Javon Ringer won’t be lost for the season as a result of a left knee injury that forced him to be carted off the field on Sunday. Ringer should miss four to six weeks as a result of a torn MCL.

Munchak also said that he expects Kenny Britt to play this week. Britt played a limited role after being a game-time decision thanks to an ankle injury that kept him out of practice all week before the matchup with the Vikings.

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7 Responses to “Jake Locker out again this week”
  1. clownsfan says: Oct 8, 2012 6:10 PM

    This kid is SOFT

  2. rcunningham says: Oct 8, 2012 6:19 PM

    Hasselbeck is done, but when your Plan C is Rusty Smith, you’ve got no choice.f

  3. mrhurriicane says: Oct 8, 2012 6:19 PM

    Mike Munchak will also make sure this game lasts 5.5 hours and that he uses all 6 timeouts as well as the sidelines to stop the clock and make sure his backups get enough garbage time.

    I’m a Vikings fan and I could not believe he was prolonging the game after Javon Ringer’s terrible injury.

  4. 2toneblueblood says: Oct 8, 2012 6:23 PM

    Say what you want about Locker, but the kid has heart. One of the only Titans at the moment that does.

    The one knock against him is his accuracy but against the Lions he completed 69% of his passes and is just under 60% for the season. Give him a few years and we will have our next McNair.

  5. trollhammer20 says: Oct 8, 2012 6:32 PM

    I looked up and watched a few plays from that game as I was watching the Seahawks-Panthers game. All I could think was “Gee, there were a lot of people bagging on Seattle for getting rid of Hasselbeck…wonder where they are now?”

    Very good QB in his prime, but his prime was about 4 to 8 years ago.

  6. ghjjf says: Oct 8, 2012 8:15 PM

    Chris Johnson will also be “out” again.

  7. karla36 says: Oct 9, 2012 7:53 AM

    C’mon Titans. Put the Stillers in their place. Make them realize they aren’t as good as they think they are!!

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