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Titans aren’t sure if Jake Locker’s ready this week

Charlie Whitehurst

Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) leaves the field after the team defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-14 in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)


The Titans survived a week of the Clipboard Jesus experience, but they’re hoping to get their starter back soon.

But Titans coach Ken Whisnehunt isn’t sure Jake Locker’s going to be ready this week, after a thumb injury that knocked him out of their game against the Browns two weeks ago.

When you ask Jake, he says it is getting better,’' Whisenhunt said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “It is really going to come down to when he can grip the ball and throw it and not have issues.”

Of course, Locker was up and down before the latest injury, but Whisenhunt said he wasn’t tempted to stick with Charlie Whitehurst, who has a 93.8 passer rating this season.

“Nothing has changed with our quarterbacks,’' Whisenhunt said. “We are working to get Jake healthy, and when he is healthy, our goal is to get him [out] there. . . .

“We tried to get him back for Sunday, and he just wasn’t ready. It is going to be a progression of where he goes from there. It is coming, it is getting better. We are going to see.”

Of course, quarterback is far from the only problem the Titans have, it’s just the biggest question they have to answer this season.