Jake Locker will likely sit out against Jacksonville


Yesterday, the Tennessee Titans were hoping to see quarterback Jake Locker to return to practice, but as it appears, Locker’s right thumb injury is a little more serious then expected.

Due to missing two straight practices this week, it is becoming less likely for Jake Locker to suite up against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. If Locker has to sit out against the Jaguars, Coach Whisenhunt will resort to clipboard professional back-up quarterback, Charlie Whitehurst. Whitehurst marveled us with two quick touchdown passes once he enter the game against Cleveland last Sunday. But, the stunning performance was short lived, as the Titans quickly blew a 25 point lead in the second half. Whitehurst was also response for a failed quarterback sneak that resulted in a turnover on downs, and gave the Browns the decisive victory.

More Titan Tidbits:

Marcus Mariota calls ‘Suck for a Duck’ campaign by Tennessee Titans fans ‘surreal’ – OregonLive.com

"In Tennessee, some fans of the NFL’s Titans are so enamored with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota that they’ve begun a campaign: “Suck for the Duck.”"

Shonn Greene Injury: Updates on Titans RB’s Hamstring and Return – BleacherReport.com

"Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene has an injured hamstring that has limited his practice time, keeping him off the field Thursday."

Roos likely to have knee surgery – ESPN.com

"Tennessee Titans starting left tackle Michael Roos said Wednesday it is likely he will have to undergo surgery on his right knee.Roos told reporters the injury isn’t to his ACL but wouldn’t provide specifics. He told reporters it might be season-ending and a team source told ESPN.com that Roos is “probably done” for the season."

NFL Tidbits:

Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton put Colts into first place – NFL.com

"J.J. Watt and Andrew Luck put on a show Thursday night in Houston. But it was Indianapolis’ defense that finished the job and took hold of first place in the AFC South at 4-2.The Colts held on for a 33-28 victory over the 3-3 Texans, their tenth straight victory in the division and fourth win overall. Watt is a great talent playing at a level that few defenders have ever achieved. But the Colts have a chance to develop into a great team, and they have made significant strides over the last month."

D.A. files to have Adrian Peterson arrested again – NFL.com

"Montgomery County prosecutors filed documents on Thursday to have Adrian Peterson arrested after the Vikings running back admitted to using drugs in violation of his bond conditions, according to court records obtained by NFL Media. Peterson is currently on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list."

Former NFL exec: Teams hid ‘hundreds’ of abuse incidents – USAToday.com

"A former NFL executive said teams did not discipline players in “hundreds and hundreds” of domestic violence incidents during his 30 years in the league, and said he now regrets his role in the failure to take action."

University of Georgia RB Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely:

Georgia TB Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely pending NCAA investigation – DawnoftheDawg.com

"The plug may have just been pulled on what was a promising season for the Georgia Bulldogs, as star running back Todd Gurley has been reportedly suspended indefinitely due to an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, per a report from CBSSports.com,"

Todd Gurley suspension: RB has 248 autographed items on EBay – FanSided.com

"There are plenty of Todd Gurley autographed items listed on EBay that can be found by searching “Todd Gurley signed.”Gurley has 248 and fellow Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota of Oregon has 43. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has 74. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner last year, has 259.“It doesn’t shock me,” a person that has connections to the memorabilia industry who did not want to be named said of Gurley memorabilia. “When you see that kind of volume from one person it probably raises some red flags. I doubt it’s like a major guy, but there’s people on the market that have a website, but don’t have a storefront.”"

Report: Todd Gurley received $400 for signed memorabilia – FanSided.com

"According to a report from Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated, a person called into the UGA compliance office and informed them that Gurley had signed 80 pieces of memorabilia for approximately $400. He also claimed to have evidence, which he did, however that evidence apparently did not show Gurley accepting any compensation."

 2015 NFL Draft: Suspension unlikely to impact Gurley’s NFL stock – CBSSports.com

"While Thursday’s news that star running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely hurts the Georgia Bulldogs’ chances at beating the Missouri Tigers this weekend, it isn’t likely to impact his stock among NFL teams.According to CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, Gurley’s suspension is “memorabilia-based,” meaning that the player may have received financial or other benefits for items related to his image and/or likeness. This often takes the form of signed jerseys, helmets or pictures"