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Jake Locker is cleared for contact

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker grimaces in pain after being sacked by Houston Texans Glover Quin in the first half of their NFL football game in Houston Reuters

Coincidentally or otherwise, a 31-point home loss by the Titans to the Chicago Bears has been followed by the potential return to the starting lineup of quarterback Jake Locker.

Coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday that Locker has been cleared for contact, according to TitanInsider.com.

Locker sprained his left (non-throwing) shoulder during a Week One loss to the Patriots.  He continued playing, but he aggravated the injury in Week Four against the Texans.

Since then, Matthew Hasselbeck has played — and played pretty well.  But with consecutive losses after consecutive wins dropping the Titans to 3-6, Hasselbeck’s hand is no longer hot.

Locker could start on Sunday, when the Titans face the Dolphins in Miami.

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11 Responses to “Jake Locker is cleared for contact”
  1. raynman49 says: Nov 6, 2012 9:19 PM

    Thanks.

  2. dolphinsbetterthanjets says: Nov 6, 2012 9:25 PM

    Neither one of them are Luck so Miami takes the W. FINS UP!

  3. rg3andthensome says: Nov 6, 2012 9:29 PM

    Great! So let’s knock him down…Next! 4 more years????? YIKES!!!!

  4. dbarnes79 says: Nov 6, 2012 9:45 PM

    Best news I’ve had as a Titans fan.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:02 PM

    i see when they started losing again, …theeeen Locker is finally ready to practice again, coincidence???

  6. cereal blogger says: Nov 6, 2012 10:06 PM

    The Titans really need to go with Locker, he needs to play. The Titans would be wise to always have a good backup QB on board given Locker’s style of play & propensity to be injured. That said, is Matthew Hasselbeck the best backup QB in the NFL ? Lets not judge him based on Tenn’s W&L’s, they are just flat out awful.

  7. cash804 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:34 PM

    Matt Hasselbeck wants an explanation.

  8. z0inks says: Nov 6, 2012 10:42 PM

    Last time we saw Locker under center, CJ was still averaging around 1.2 yards per carry and Kenny Britt was still struggling to get his legs back under him. (If you’ll recall, Locker led the Titans in rushing through the first three games…and Jake had only six rushing attempts).

    I’m sure TE Jared Cook will be excited to see Jake, as well. Cook’s two most productive outings this year came in weeks one and three, when Jake was under center.

    I’m excited to see how Jake performs now that he can (hopefully) rely on his supporting cast to make contributions of their own, instead of being forced to play Superman and singlehandedly carry the offense by himself week after week.

    If nothing else, it gives Titans fans reason to be excited and optimistic….and after last week’s laugher, we need all the excitement and optimism we can muster.

  9. hehateme2 says: Nov 7, 2012 7:07 AM

    That means Cam Wake is ready for takeoff

  10. sd1024 says: Nov 7, 2012 10:24 AM

    Locker looks a hell of alot better than the descending Cam Newton and the obviously limited Christian Ponder. He tore up Detroit, whom made Ponder and Newton look foolish. You’ll recall Detroit forced Newton into 4 picks a year ago. Hes a multi-dimensional QB that plays the game like a throw-back..not a diva. Hence..he gets no pub.

  11. 00reo says: Nov 7, 2012 3:29 PM

    Sprained shoulder? How about a dislocated shoulder week 1 and then a fracture against the Texans?

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