Good news Tennessee Titans fans (all three of you), quarterback Jake Locker could be back chucking the pigskin against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. According to Titans’ coach Mike Munchak, Locker’s latest MRI results were encouraging and the sophomore pivot has been medically cleared to take regular reps in practice.
“The good news is medically they are very happy with his progress,’’ Munchak said on his weekly radio show on 104.5-FM. “He has been cleared as far as they are concerned to move forward to the next level which for now is to start taking reps, practicing and getting ready for a game week.”
Locker, who dislocated his non throwing shoulder against Houston in September, has missed the Titans’ last five games (they’ve gone 2-3 in his absence).
In his last full game before the injury, Locker torched the Detroit Lions for 378 yards and two TDs while leading the Titans to a stunning 44-41 overtime win. Lion’s fans will remember that game as “that idiotic debacle where that moron Jim Schwartz decided not to kick a field goal to tie the game in OT”.
Fantasy owners who are desperate for a quarterback should have a wait and see attitude when it comes to Locker. Being medically cleared to take practice reps doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll see any game action this week. And even if he does, he’ll most likely show a bit of rust and may even split time with backup Matt Hasselbeck (who has filled in admirably in Locker’s absence, and by “admirably”, I mean he’s shown the same level of mediocrity).
And now the links part of the links post…
- Browns’ QB Brandon Weeden is frustrated with his season thus far. This is shocking news! I cannot believe that a QB on a 2-7 team would be frustrated with how his year is progressing. [PFT]
- Beanie Wells has no doubt that he’ll be back by week 12. [azcardinals.com]
- The New York Giants are donating $500,000 to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund. [Giants.com]
- Redskins’ WR Pierre Garcon’s foot isn’t properly healing, and he could face season-ending surgery. [PFT]
Sam Gordon is a little girl who is embarrassing all the boys in her youth football league. The way she’s making them miss tackles, she’s like a tiny Barry Sanders. This highlight reel is spectacular.