Titans place Jake Locker on IR, sign Jordan Palmer


It looks like quarterback Jake Locker’s time in Tennessee will come to an end on injured reserve.

The Titans placed Locker on injured reserve Monday, one day after he left a 16-11 loss to the Jets with a left shoulder injury. He was diagnosed with a dislocation and he’s not expected back after his contract expires come the offseason.

If it is the end of his time in Nashville, it’s fitting that Locker’s year ended with an injury. The eighth overall pick of the 2011 draft spent much of his time rehabbing from one injury or another and made just 23 starts with the Titans.

With Zach Mettenberger sidelined by a shoulder injury of his own, the Titans were down to Charlie Whitehurst as their only healthy quarterback. They remedied that by signing Jordan Palmer, who was last associated with an NFL team when he spent part of a week with the Bills this summer. He last played in a regular season game in 2010 with the Bengals, where he shared a locker room with his older brother and currently injured Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.