Jake Locker | QB | Tennessee Titans
Posted: 10/23/2014 2:48pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) will return to the starting quarterback job when he is healthy, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The team has decided to start QB Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans with Locker still recovering from his injury.
Huddle Up: Locker still has some life in Tennessee, but it's clear the team won't hesitate to move on from the QB, who on Sunday will miss his 18th start since the beginning of the 2012 season.
Posted: 10/22/2014 6:03pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Another week, same story for Locker, and he'll have to do more in practice over the next couple days to avoid missing a third straight start.
Posted: 10/17/2014 3:45pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) isn't expected to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 7 after being limited in practice all week, in the opinion of The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Charlie Whitehurst took first-team reps in practice Friday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Despite early-week hope that Locker would return for a juicy fantasy matchup against Washington, it's looking like Whitehurst will make his third start of the season.
Posted: 10/16/2014 6:40pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hand) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: The feeling is that Locker will return and play Sunday in a favorable matchup against Washington, but see what transpires in practice Friday.
Posted: 10/14/2014 12:38am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker is still having problems with his bruised thumb and will need to make progress during the week if he wants a chance to play in Week 7, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: It's simply too hard to make any fantasy plans based around Locker, who's missed 16 starts and counting since the start of the 2012 season.
Posted: 10/9/2014 8:58am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) said Wednesday, Oct. 8, that his thumb is feeling better. He did not officially practice, but he and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker was able to make some throws. Locker remains hopeful he will be ready to play in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Charlie Whitehurst waits in the wings for what should be a favorable matchup for either quarterback: a home date with the Jaguars.
Posted: 10/8/2014 5:34pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) is able to throw ball a bit at this point, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Locker will be monitored during the week so the team can determine his status for Week 6.
Huddle Up: If you're hoping to use Locker this week, you're likely going to have to stay on top of the situation right up until kickoff on Sunday morning.
Posted: 10/6/2014 7:58pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) has a bruised thumb with a lot of swelling, but he does not appear to have any structural damage, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: Good news for Locker, who got off to a hot start Sunday before departing in the second quarter, but that doesn't mean the QB is going to be any easier to trust going forward given his injury track record.
Posted: 10/5/2014 9:55pm et
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hand, thumb) had his right hand or thumb area taped after the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns. He said Sunday, Oct. 5, that his thumb is sore and he will know more after his MRI Monday, Oct. 6. X-rays after the game looked clean.
Huddle Up: Charlie Whitehurst will be the starter if Locker is out for any amount of time.
Posted: 10/3/2014 4:21pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) suffered no setbacks during practice this week and will start against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. 'He's has a good week of practice,' head coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Locker. 'The first day working back into it with the hand, we weren't sure how it was going to be, but he's progressed as the week has gone along.'
Huddle Up: Locker, who sat out the Week 4 loss in Indy, hasn't done much of anything since his 266-yard, 2-TD game in Week 1, but he's the unquestioned starter for the Titans and an upgrade over Charlie Whitehurst who struggled through a 177-yard, 1-TD, 1-interception performance last week.
Posted: 10/2/2014 8:28pm et
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 2, for the second straight day.
Huddle Up: After sitting out Week 4, it's most definitely looking up for Locker this week. Charlie Whitehurst started in Week 4 in Indy but completed 12-of-23 passes for 177 yards, a TD and an interception in the 41-17 loss, obviously not doing much for the Titans' pass-catchers.
Posted: 9/25/2014 3:41pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: It shouldn't take much to worry Locker's fantasy owners given the QB's health track record, and right now, most signs are certainly pointing toward a Charlie Whitehurst start in Indy on Sunday.
Posted: 9/23/2014 7:27pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker has a wrist strain, according to an MRI. The quarterback's status for Week 4 is still uncertain.
Huddle Up: Locker's star has faded fast since his 266-yard, 2-TD outing in Week 1 and now health is once again a question for the QB who's missed a combined 14 games over the previous 2 seasons. See what practice holds this week.
Posted: 9/22/2014 1:11am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker remains the starting quarterback, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday, Sept. 21, that he never considered benching Locker despite a lopsided loss in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He said Locker is his quarterback, and the coach will be patient with him.
Huddle Up: Locker has been awful the last two weeks. If Tennessee's backup wasn't Charlie Whitehurst, Locker would be on a much shorter leash. He hasn't shown much so far in his NFL career.
Posted: 7/1/2014 8:28pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt is looking to make QB Jake Locker a pocket passer in his offense even though mobility is one of Locker's strengths. The team will still use rollouts and bootlegs at times but most of Locker's passes will come out of the pocket. Whisenhunt has been happy with how well Locker has picked up the offense this offseason. 'Jake works hard,' Whisenhunt said. 'He's done a great job as far as studying the offense and understanding his reads. He's really done a good job with a lot of little things -- his footwork, his techniques.'
Huddle Up: Whisenhunt has had offenses run by pocket passers (Philip Rivers, Kurt Warner) in his last 2 coaching stops, but keep in mind Ben Roethlisberger's success using his mobility under Whisenhunt for the first 3 years of his career.
Posted: 4/27/2014 9:54pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said this upcoming season will be a make-or-break season for QB Jake Locker. Locker is entering the final year of his contract, and the team is does not plan to exercise his fifth-year option.
Huddle Up: Locker did show flashes of improvement last season, but No. 1 on the QB's priority list will be staying healthy as he's nearly missed as many starts (14) as he's made (18) over the last 2 seasons.
Posted: 4/4/2014 10:34am et
The Tennessee Titans are hopeful QB Jake Locker (foot) will take part in on-field work in late May, which is ahead of schedule.
Huddle Up: Getting Locker reps with his new coach and in the Titans' new offense would be a huge step towards the new regime getting off on the right foot--no pun intended.
Posted: 3/29/2014 3:46pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) has moved on to a different stage in his rehabilitation and is no longer in a walking boot. Locker is hoping to take part in organized team activities in June. 'Surgery went really well. Foot feels awesome and rehab is up and rolling,' Locker said. 'Doctors were happy with how things looked so (I'm) just continuing to follow that trend.'
Huddle Up: While there's still a big contract deadline looming with Locker, all indications are that the team plans to move forward with him as their franchise quarterback--and that he'll be healthy enough for the Titans to make the necessary evaluation and switch plans if need be.
Posted: 2/20/2014 1:36pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker has the support of team president Tommy Smith. Smith thinks head coach Ken Whisenhunt will be good for Locker moving forward. "Absolutely. I do like Jake, and I think Ken is going to be very good for Jake. Jake is a competitor. He is a smart guy. I think he has the ability. He is the quarterback. That's what I have told him every time I see him. And that's the way it is."
Huddle Up: It sounds as if Locker has the full backing of the Titans for now, but he'll open the season with much to prove, including his ability to stay healthy after making only 18 starts over the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 1/31/2014 2:45pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is hopeful to be ready for organized team activities in May. Locker will be working with his third offensive coordinator in four years.
Huddle Up: The Titans have a new coach who needs to see Locker on the field before deciding what direction to go at the quarterback position, plus Locker has a contract that calls for a decision on an extension prior to his expected return to the field. Should make for an interesting offseason in Tennessee.
Posted: 1/15/2014 10:20am et
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster indicated Tuesday, Jan. 14, that the club plans to give QB Jake Locker another chance to prove himself. He remains under contract through 2014, but the team must decide by May if they're going to pick up an option for 2015. 'I think that's something we'll continue to discuss and go through,' Webster said. 'But I would anticipate Jake having a good chance to do that.'
Huddle Up: Tough to see the Titans committing to a contract extension based on the limited body of work Locker has put together. Plus he'll have a new coach calling the shots, and new coaches tend to prefer their own guy at the helm. But maybe the marriage of Locker and Ken Whisenhunt will take root quickly; let the courtship begin.