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Titans likely to be “overly cautious” with Marcus Mariota

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota passes against the Oakland Raiders in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) AP

Titans coach Mike Mularkey provided an update on quarterback Marcus Mariota’s recovery from a fractured fibula last month and said Mariota was “on track” for a return by the start of the regular season.

Mularkey gave another update on Wednesday and it sounded a lot like the last one. Mularkey said on “The Midday 180” on 104.5 The Zone that he texted with Mariota recently and watched video of the quarterback walking on a treadmill in a pool, which the coach said keeps him “on schedule” for his recovery.

Mularkey didn’t specify when that recovery would progress to a point when Mariota would be on the field and suggested there won’t be any rush to get to that point.

“I think we’re going to be really smart about how we handle him and probably be overly cautious,” Mularkey said, via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com.

There will be a lot of interest in making sure that Mariota is back to full health as the offseason and training camp unfold, but there’s little for the team to gain by risking his availability for the regular season.

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4 Responses to “Titans likely to be “overly cautious” with Marcus Mariota”
  1. 6ball says: Feb 15, 2017 3:22 PM

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    The Titans are on the upswing. They have picks #5 and #18 in the first round and their primary need is at CB and WR. With that being the case, I would expect to see them trade out of #5 and try to pick up extra value later in the draft.

    Jon Robinson was trained in the Patriots personnel system and it frowns upon taking those positions at the top of the draft.
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  2. kcchefs58 says: Feb 15, 2017 4:44 PM

    I didn’t know that injury took that long. Maybe it was on the most severe side or maybe I haven’t learned enough from all of the doctors that comment on sports articles.

  3. saints737 says: Feb 15, 2017 4:49 PM

    2 years in a row now this kid has ended the season on IR.

    I smell trouble.

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 15, 2017 5:38 PM

    Compared to Jameis, Mariota is made of glass.

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