A few could be eight, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Locker’s “likely destination” is the injured reserve/designated for return list.
That would get him back for the final month of the season, and with the Titans off to a surprising 3-1 start, that might mean something for a change.
That puts a huge burden on Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has shown flashes of competence in the past. It also makes it hard to judge what they can count on in the future from Locker, who was showing improvement this year.
The Titans aren’t saying much about the right hip injury, but it appears they’re planning on being without Locker for some time.