Jake Locker, Marqise Lee Injury Updates


Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is on his last legs as a starting quarterback in this league, and the injury concerns continue to be a major issue for the former Washington Huskies standout. Locker, who missed 12 games last season due to two major injuries, has already missed significant time this season, and he is slated to miss yet another game, as he has been ruled inactive today against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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With Locker out, the Titans will be forced to turn to Charlie Whitehurst, who will probably yield way to rookie Zach Mettenberger at some point later this year, though I doubt Mettenberger is anywhere near ready to contribute yet. That said, it can’t hurt to see where he’s at, especially since the Titans are in a position to draft a quarterback with a top-five pick in the first round of next year’s draft. Locker, by the way, was somehow listed questionable for today’s game despite not practicing on Friday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be getting rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee active today, but the oft-injured USC product will not start over fellow rookie Allen Robinson, who has looked more pro-ready than some thought. Lee has appeared in just two games this season and hasn’t done much outside of a six-catch, 62-yard Week 1 performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. That said, he was always expected to play this week, as he was only listed as probable.