Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker threw a good portion of the individual reps during practice on Friday, according to media reports. Locker split reps with Ryan Fitzpatrick as he works to come back from a gruesome looking hip injury. The injury was all that much worse considering that Locker, a player many had in a put up or shut up type year, was playing well. He had also dealt with injuries last year as he suffered a separated shoulder last season.
The Titans were 3-1 with Locker under center and have gone 0-2 in his absence. The one loss they suffered was in overtime against the Houston Texans. Through 4 games, Locker had completed 62.2% of his passes for 721 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also had 98 yards rushing. None of these numbers are otherworldly by any stretch, but Locker had zero turnovers and had been avoiding putting the Titan defense in bad situations.
His best game may have been against the San Diego Chargers, where he threw for 299 yards, ran for 68 yards and had one touchdown passing and one running. There has been no indication when Locker will be able to play again, but considering it looked like his season would be over when he went down, the fact he is throwing in individual drills only three weeks later is no small thing. The Titans play the San Francisco 49ers this week before going on their bye, so the goal may be to have Locker back when the Titans go on the road to play the Rams.