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Jake Locker feels good, should be ready for offseason work

Jake Locker

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) hands off in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)


Titans quarterback Jake Locker is having trouble sleeping two weeks after shoulder surgery because he still needs to remain upright, but he said he’s feeling well otherwise.

Locker told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that he’s been watching a lot of film and working with physical therapists to increase the range of motion in the left shoulder he dislocated twice last season. Locker also said that the shoulder would go in and out on its own in the final weeks of the season, something he believes has been corrected by the surgery.

“Everything went like they hoped it would,” Locker said. “I feel great, I’m feeling awesome, really. … I’m supposed to make a full recovery and have a strong shoulder. If all goes well, I shouldn’t have to miss anything with the team.”

Locker’s scheduled to remain in a sling for another month and said he’ll return to Nashville to work at the team’s facility as soon as doctors clear him to do more activity. Locker avoided using the injury as an excuse for any poor performances last season, although he did seem to be affected by it after returning from five games on the sideline. Whether it did hinder him or not, Locker will need to do better than he did in 2012 or owner Bud Adams could run out of patience with coach Mike Munchak after passing on making a change this offseason.