Jake Locker | QB | Tennessee Titans
Posted: 11/14/2013 7:54pm et
The Tennessee Titans are currently unsure if they will proceed with QB Jake Locker as their franchise quarterback, given his checkered injury history.
Huddle Up: The Titans definitely have a tough decision on their hands as Locker has put some break-out numbers this season but as of Thursday night is missing eighth start since the beginning of last season.
Posted: 11/13/2013 10:53am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is going to need surgery for his Lisfranc injury, according to a source. The surgery has not yet taken place, however.
Huddle Up: The Titans have already ruled Locker out for the season, so there's no rush on the surgery. He'll have the offseason to rehab, but the Titans have a decision to make whether or not to sign on long-term with Locker as their franchise QB or look for a replacement in the draft or free agency.
Posted: 11/11/2013 12:20pm et
The Tennessee Titans are 99 percent certain QB Jake Locker's (foot) season is over.
Huddle Up: Locker is believed to have suffered a Lisfranc injury that will end his 2013 season. Ryan Fitzpatrick will again step into the Titans' starting quarterback gig, which doesn't necessarily mean good things for anyone's fantasy stats--except perhaps those defense who face Tennessee.
Posted: 11/10/2013 11:49pm et
Updating a previous report, early indications are that Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) suffered a season-ending foot injury in the Week 10 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to sources, the team believes he has a Lisfranc injury in the right foot, and more tests are being administered. Surgery is a possibility.
Huddle Up: This is a big blow for Locker—who was having a breakout season of sorts—and the Titans. Drop him.
Posted: 10/31/2013 1:29pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (knee, hip) is still wearing a brace on his knee, but is moving better than he did prior to the team's bye week. "I just feel a lot more confident," Locker said.
Huddle Up: Many fantasy GMs will be turning to Locker this week with 6 teams on bye and they should feel confident as the QB has thrown for a combined 5 TDs in his past 2 starts.
Posted: 10/19/2013 12:13pm et
The Tennessee Titans expect QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) to start at quarterback Week 7 unless he suffers a setback.
Huddle Up: Locker doesn't have any fantasy value other than in really deep two-quarterback leagues right now but it's a good sign that he was able to come back so quickly. He has a tough match-up this week against San Francisco.
Posted: 10/16/2013 12:20am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip) will begin 'football activities' this week, according to head coach Mike Munchak. There is a chance that Locker could return in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, but it is unlikely. RB Shonn Greene (knee) is also expected to ramp up his activities this week.
Huddle Up: Definitely don't count on seeing Locker return this week. The Titans have a bye in Week 8, so circle Week 9 matchup with the Rams as the QB's probable return date.
Posted: 10/14/2013 3:49pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) will increase his rehab work and football activities but still has a long way to go before being available to play Week 7.
Huddle Up: Hopefully he's close to returning, both for Tennessee's sake and the sake of his skill players. Once he does, guys like Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright get a nice boost.
Posted: 10/2/2013 9:38am et
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker will miss four to six weeks with hip and knee sprains.
Huddle Up: That's good news considering how awful the hip injury looked when it happened. The Titans are decently situation with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over while Locker is out, but they were only carrying two quarterbacks on their active roster so they're in scramble mode looking for a backup.
Posted: 10/1/2013 3:51pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) was diagnosed with a sprained hip and sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Tuesday, Oct. 1, but it should only keep him out for a few weeks. 'The area will need time to heal and strengthen, but he won't require surgery and he has already begun a rehab routine for both his hip and knee. We certainly would expect him to miss a few weeks, but we are encouraged by the news today,' the team said in a statement.
Huddle Up: Locker received excellent news today after worries that his hip injury was career-threatening. Hopefully he will be back after the team's Week 8 bye.
Posted: 9/30/2013 3:38pm et
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said there is no timetable for when QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) will be able to return. Locker is scheduled to undergo another MRI Tuesday, Oct. 1, to determine the extent of the hip injury. Munchak said Locker's injury is not season-ending. Locker also suffered a medial collater ligament sprain during the game.
Huddle Up: This is great news for Locker, who was rumored to have a career-ending injury late last night. Hopefully he will be back sooner than later, as he was having a great start to the 2013 season.
Posted: 9/30/2013 1:50pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip) is likely heading to short-term Injured Reserve with a designation to return due to the hip injury suffered in the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: This is a real tough break for Locker, who had been playing great thus far this season. This could be a blow to the receiving corps from a fantasy perspective, but Ryan Fitzpatrick did have a long touchdown pass after Locker left the game.
Posted: 9/30/2013 9:45am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker will have more tests done, but the belief is he could miss four to eight weeks.
Huddle Up: Locker suffered a hip injury in Week 4, one serious enough that he was taken from the field on a backboard. Ryan Fitzpatrick filled in Sunday and will continue to quarterback the Titans in Locker's absence.
Posted: 7/31/2013 12:53pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker ran the pistol offense late in practice Tuesday, July 30. Locker reportedly had his best practice of the year thus far and ran the pistol formation well.
Huddle Up: Getting Locker on the move will be good for the Titans. He can score points with his legs, which could make him a sneaky QB2 in two-QB leagues. Until he gets better throwing the ball, however, he won't be much better than that.
Posted: 7/24/2013 4:00pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker likely will start all four preseason games and get as many reps as possible during the games. Locker said he believes the extra reps will help him get ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: It's a great idea to get Locker reps... right up until he gets heart in a meaningless preseason game. The Titans have to hope Locker shows them enough early on so that doesn't happen.
Posted: 6/25/2013 12:06pm et
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker said QB Jake Locker is taking control of the huddle. 'He's a true leader,' Walker said. 'He knows how to get the team pumped. He controls the huddle, and that's what you need out of a quarterback. You need a quarterback that can control the huddle and tell us where we need to get.'
Huddle Up: This is what the Titans are hoping to see from Locker entering what's shaping up to be a make-or-break season for the third-year QB. Locker has played in 16 games so far in the NFL with 11 starts, throwing for 2,718 yards, 14 TDs and 11 interceptions.
Posted: 5/16/2013 1:05pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker said it feels like his left shoulder is back to normal and that he will definitely be cleared for training camp.
Huddle Up: Step one for Locker is proving he's healthy enough to withstand the punishment from NFL defenses. However, as stated, that's only the beginning for third-year QB, who still has much to prove beyond that with 10 TD passes, 11 interceptions and an average of 197.8 passing yards per game in 11 career starts.
Posted: 3/25/2013 2:00pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak hinted that running could become a bigger part of QB Jake Locker's arsenal in 2013. "Jake brings that dimension to the game, but you have to be smart about it," Munchak said. "You want to take advantage of all the skills he does have, though it's hard to survive if you're running it all the time. So it has to be a happy medium, and that's what we'll try to find."
Huddle Up: With the read option all the rage and Locker a more than capable runner, don't be surprised to see the Titans add such a package to their offense. Locker banged up his shoulder last season so as Munchak indicated the team needs to be prudent with the amount of running they ask him to do, but a few extra rushing yards would give Locker's fantasy value a boost.
Posted: 1/24/2013 10:29pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker said the only pain he experiences following shoulder surgery is when he sleeps. Locker has to sleep upright in a recliner or on a couch. 'My pain level, I feel fine with it. It doesn't hurt too bad,' Locker said. 'It's just getting used to not being able to use one arm. It's kind of a shock to the system. And the trying to sleep at night, that's the worst part. It's been awful.' He expects to be in a sling until he sees his doctor again in about a month. Locker hopes to be ready for minicamps in June.
Huddle Up: In his second pro season, Locker had 12 total TDs and a pair of 300-yard passing games in 11 games, and he has the makings of a deep fantasy sleeper providing his shoulder issues are behind him.
Posted: 1/9/2013 4:05pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday, Jan. 9. The team is hoping he will be able to return by May.
Huddle Up: Locker was banged around in his sophomore season, missing time early on with a shoulder injury before returning to action later in the year. Sounds like he'll return in plenty of time for training camp, and to the Titans' starting gig as well.
Posted: 12/18/2012 12:19am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker completed 13 of his 22 pass attempts for 149 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 win against the New York Jets. He also ran seven times for 43 yards and a touchdown as he picked up his third career win as a starter.
Huddle Up: Locker had his second-lowest passing-yardage game of the season, but salvaged his fantasy night with his legs. Locker remains a low-end No. 2 QB in most leagues.