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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:22:31 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker stayed in the pocket in Sunday's game more frequently than he has throughout his career. In fact, Locker didn't attempt a pass from outside the pocket, according to ESPN. Locker's patience helped him tally 266 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Fantasy Tip: If Locker can maintain his composure in the pocket instead of rolling outside of the pocket as he's been prone to do in his injury-riddled career, he could end up being a very pleasant surprise in 2014. He's definitely worth a shot this week against a suspect Dallas Cowboys secondary for $6,400 on FantasyScore.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:31:10 -0700
Tennesse Titans QB Jake Locker said the offensive rhythm was better in practice Monday, July 28. Locker said he's focusing on accuracy during training camp as head coach Ken Whisenhunt has challenged him in that area.
Fantasy Tip: Locker is too much of an injury risk to be considered for QB1 status. Draft him as a streaming option or backup.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:25:00 -0700
The Tennessee Titans hope QB Zach Mettenberger can develop this upcoming season and then compete for the starting or backup quarterback job in 2015. QB Jake Locker will be the starting quarterback, and QB Charlie Whitehurst is the clear favorite for the No. 2 quarterback.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:25:30 -0700
Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach John McNulty said QB Jake Locker uses good posture in the pocket and plays on his toes, which helps him move from one target to another. "Once you step to one guy, you can't just step over. You've got to be in that football position and move your whole operation. I think that helps him, he plays kind of up on his toes, he's always in a football position. Some of these big guys are straight up and down and when their first guy is not there, their foot is planted and they just step to the next guy. It's really as much getting your shoulders and hips in line as it is your feet. The way he plays, he's able to do that," McNulty said.
Fantasy Tip: Locker likely will be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season but probably should not be seen as more than a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:47:42 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt is looking to make QB Jake Locker a pocket passer in his offense even though mobility is one of Locker's strengths. The team will still use rollouts and bootlegs at times but most of Locker's passes will come out of the pocket. Whisenhunt has been happy with how well Locker has picked up the offense this offseason. "Jake works hard," Whisenhunt said. "He's done a great job as far as studying the offense and understanding his reads. He's really done a good job with a lot of little things - his footwork, his techniques."
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:45:57 -0700
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Jason Michael said he has been happy with how QB Jake Locker (foot) performed this offseason. "From day one, he's worked his butt off from rehabilitation of his foot to jumping in the playbook, to how he's gone about his preparation on the field. It's been a frustrating go at times with his foot, but he's never shown it. He's a poised man. I'm excited about working with him. He does some good things that we've already seen," Michael said.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:53:34 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) said an indicator of his progress this offseason has been connecting visualizations with verbiage. Locker said he'll be really comfortable with the new offense once he's able to "paint a picture" of a play. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said it's good Locker is feeling more comfortable, but he's not there yet.
Fantasy Tip: The main question surrounding Locker hasn't been comfort in the offense, it's been health. Whether he feels more comfortable or not, we're still not comfortable drafting him as more than a low-end QB2.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:10:30 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is proving he's the leader of the Titans, according to quarterbacks coach John McNulty. McNulty added that Locker's work ethic and intangibles are unquestioned. The fourth-year quarterback is comfortable with his reads and has shown good footwork and decision-making. He is ahead of schedule in recovering from a Lisfranc injury and surgery last year.
Fantasy Tip: This is encouraging news from McNulty, but Locker is too big of a risk to even be drafted. He’s missed 15 games the past two seasons due to injuries and is a bye-week replacement or streaming option at best in 2014.
Tue, 27 May 2014 10:01:56 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) said he felt good moving around in practice Tuesday, May 27.
Fantasy Tip: Locker still has some work to do to prove he can stay healthy, but this is a good first step for him. Locker is a QB3 with upside.
Wed, 21 May 2014 09:22:28 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he believes QB Jake Locker (foot) will be able to participate in most of the drills during organized team activities this offseason.
Sat, 10 May 2014 13:37:12 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he still feels good about QB Jake Locker as the starting team's starting quarterback.
Thu, 08 May 2014 18:20:41 -0700
The Tennessee Titans selected Michigan OT Taylor Lewan with the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: He was in the top tier of tackles throughout the draft preview season and should protect Jake Locker (maybe?) adeptly.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:52:06 -0700
The Tennessee Titans will not exercise the fifth-year option on QB Jake Locker's contract, meaning he will be playing for his future with the organization in 2014. The Titans have yet to officially announce their decision. Locker is scheduled to make $2.091 million this year.
Fantasy Tip: Locker, who has been injured for much of his time with the team, will have to prove he's worthy of sticking around in 2014, and that'll start with staying on the field. He'll be in competition for the starting QB job in training camp. Going into the year, Locker is a QB3 with upside.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:01:05 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) did some light jogging and drop backs during the team's practice Tuesday, April 29.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:43:56 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said this upcoming season will be a make-or-break season for QB Jake Locker. Locker is entering the final year of his contract, and the team is does not plan to exercise his fifth-year option.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:46:53 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) said he understands this upcoming season will be a make-or-break season for him. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker will be given the chance to show he can be a productive quarterback for the team.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:46:20 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) said he will throw during offseason workouts but will not drop back during the passes.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:41:38 -0700
The Tennessee Titans are hopeful QB Jake Locker (foot) will take part in on-field work in late May, which is ahead of schedule.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:22:55 -0700
The Tennessee Titans likely will not pick up the fifth-year option in QB Jake Locker's contract. The team may look to sign Locker at a contract extension at some point.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:22:57 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) has moved on to a different stage in his rehabilitation and is no longer in a walking boot. Locker is hoping to take part in organized team activities in June. "Surgery went really well. Foot feels awesome and rehab is up and rolling," Locker said. "Doctors were happy with how things looked so (I'm) just continuing to follow that trend."
Fantasy Tip: All good news for Locker. Assuming he continues to make progress, he should be good to go for training camp. Locker should be considered a No. 3 QB at this point considering he is not a shoe-in for the starting job. The team could also draft another QB this year, and have Charlie Whitehurst on the roster if Locker struggles.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:55:11 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) still is not able to place any weight on his surgically repaired foot and will need to wear a walking boot for a few more weeks. He is scheduled to have a procedure later this month to remove the hardware that was inserted during surgery. Locker hopes to be able to participate in offseason workouts in June.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:43:19 -0800
Although the Tennessee Titans front office supported QB Jake Locker, the team will likely bring in some competition for him in the offseason. Titans brass expect the top quarterbacks to be off the board by the 11th pick, but potential options to provide some younger competition for Locker that could be had after the first round include Derek Carr, Aaron Murray, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Zach Mettenberger. The Titans also have QB Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract and the team feels comfortable with him.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:35:21 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker has the support of team president Tommy Smith. Smith thinks head coach Ken Whisenhunt will be good for Locker moving forward. "Absolutely. I do like Jake … and I think Ken is going to be very good for Jake. Jake is a competitor. He is a smart guy. I think he has the ability. He is the quarterback. That's what I have told him every time I see him. And that's the way it is."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:37:49 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is hopeful to be ready for organized team activities in May. Locker will be working with his third offensive coordinator in four years.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:28:24 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team hopes QB Jake Locker (foot) will be able to participate in offseason workouts.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:49:35 -0800
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster indicated Tuesday, Jan. 14, that the club plans to give QB Jake Locker another chance to prove himself. He remains under contract through 2014, but the team must decide by May if they're going to pick up an option for 2015. "I think that's something we'll continue to discuss and go through," Webster said. "But I would anticipate Jake having a good chance to do that."
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:00:30 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) said he has no problems with competing for the starting quarterback position next season now that Mike Munchak is no longer the head coach of the team. He has been doing upper-body work as he rehabs from his Lisfranc foot surgery.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:28:44 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) said Sunday, Dec. 29, that he remains on schedule in his recovery. He was at LP Field in Week 17, and he was being carted around.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:30:58 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are not expected to pick up the 2015 option on QB Jake Locker. That would put them in the QB market immediately.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:51:47 -0800
Since relieving QB Jake Locker on Sunday, Nov. 10, during the Tennessee Titans' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is 44-of-61 passing (72.1 percent) for 486 yards with three touchdown passes.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:08:45 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker (foot) is scheduled to meet with a foot doctor next week to determine if he needs to undergo surgery.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:44:11 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are currently unsure if they will proceed with QB Jake Locker as their franchise quarterback, given his checkered injury history.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:09:25 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is going to need surgery for his Lisfranc injury, according to a source. The surgery has not yet taken place, however.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:30:12 -0800
The Tennessee Titans placed QB Jake Locker (foot) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 12, and elevated WR Devon Wylie from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:39:30 -0800
The Tennessee Titans must decide by May 3, 2014, whether they want to pick up QB Jake Locker's 2015 option. Under the collective bargaining agreement, teams exercising a fifth-year option for a top-10 draft pick must pay them a salary equal to the transition tag. The transition tag for quarterbacks this year is $13.068 million. Locker will be under contract next year for $2.091 million. "I think that's stuff we'll talk about when the season is over and you have to make decisions on the next season. … That's a nice February discussion," head coach Mike Munchak said. "He is a fighter, and if anyone can come back from another injury, it is going to be him. We are just concentrating on these next seven weeks."
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:18:46 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 11, he is hopeful the players will rally around QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will take over as the starting quarterback again with QB Jake Locker (foot) done for the season. QB Rusty Smith will serve as the backup, although Munchak did not rule out signing another quarterback.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:48:01 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker (foot) will miss the rest of the season because of the Lisfranc injury he suffered Week 10.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:56:53 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are 99 percent certain QB Jake Locker's (foot) season is over.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:05:31 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to take over as the team's starting signal caller for the remainder of the season, as sources believe QB Jake Locker (foot) suffered a season-ending foot injury in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick isn't necessarily worth using in most fantasy leagues of 12 or fewer teams, but he is a solid addition in those formats which require two starting signal callers.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:04:53 -0800
Updating a previous report, early indications are that Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) suffered a season-ending foot injury in the Week 10 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to sources, the team believes he has a Lisfranc injury in the right foot, and more tests are being administered. Surgery is a possibility.
Fantasy Tip: With Locker likely done for the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick will again take the reins of the offense. Drop Locker in all fantasy leagues if you had been relying upon him.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:22:47 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) left the Week 10 game with a foot injury. He's questionable to return.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:25:05 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (knee, hip) is still wearing a brace on his knee, but is moving better than he did prior to the team's bye week. "I just feel a lot more confident," Locker said.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 06:57:28 -0700
New York Jets WR Muhammad Wilkerson won the appeal on a $15,785 fine for a hit on Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker. The fine will be rescinded.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:16:01 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) is expected to start in the team's Week 7 game.
Fantasy Tip: Even with Locker starting, he is a risky start at best. He may not be a full strength, and has a bad match up. Look elsewhere this week if you have a better option.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:42:38 -0700
The Tennessee Titans expect QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) to start at quarterback Week 7 unless he suffers a setback.
Fantasy Tip: It is surprising that Locker would only miss a few weeks after suffering his injuries. Locker probably should not be a fantasy option this week because he could be limited by his injuries during the game and is facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:12:02 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team hasn't decided on a starting quarterback in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers between QBs Jake Locker (hip, knee) and Ryan Fitzpatrick. "We haven't decided yet. We're not really leaning any way," Munchak said. "Jake is doing well. He did everything today we wanted him to do. Now, we'll spend some time with him and talk as an offense and decide what is the best thing to do for Sunday." General manager Ruston Webster said he's optimistic that Locker can play Sunday.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:53:43 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:54:03 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (knee, hip) took the majority of the snaps in the portion of practice open to the media Friday, Oct. 18.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:43:05 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is not ruling out QB Jake Locker (knee, hip) for Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, but his chances still look unlikely with the team's bye week in Week 8. Locker increased his activities in practice Thursday, Oct. 17, but continued to wear a brace on his right knee and walk with a limp. "He can play. It is just a matter of … is he quite ready? There is no doubt the more you rest, the more you take off, the stronger your (knee) is going to feel. But it doesn't mean you can't play in the meantime," Munchak said. "He came out and looked better today. … We'll consider anything, really. We'll wait until tomorrow. It is kind of wait and see. We don't want to ever say he can't do anything." Teammates expect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to make the start this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: We fully expect Locker to return in Week 9. It's foolish to expect him to start this weekend. Nate Washington, Kendall Wright and possibly Kenny Britt will see a bump in their value when Locker does return.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:35:47 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip, knee), RB Shonn Greene (knee) and LB Patrick Bailey (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.