Titans coach Mike Munchak said on Monday that quarterback Jake Locker would start doing more football activities this week.
That came to pass on Wednesday when Locker joined the rest of the Titans at practice for the first time since injuring his right knee and hip in Week Four against the Jets. John Glennon of the Tennessean reports that Locker was wearing a brace on his knee and that he was moving with a noticeable limp while taking snaps and throwing.
Munchak wouldn’t rule Locker out of Sunday’s game against the 49ers when he talked about the increase in football activities. A noticeable limp and the initial timetable of 4-6 weeks for Locker to make a full recovery may be enough to hold off any serious thought about a return to game action until after the team’s bye in Week Eight. The rest of the week will provide more of a picture of how far along Locker is, but a return to practice this week bodes well for a post-bye return if nothing else.
The Titans also got running back Shonn Greene back on the practice field Wednesday. Greene has missed the last five games with a knee injury.