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Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker to take charge

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans Jake Locker, former first round draft pick, entered training camp for the first time as the unquestioned starter at quarterback and the on-field leader of the Titans offense.

The third-year pro was a backup behind Matt Hasselbeck as a rookie in 2011, and in 2012, the two battled for the starter’s role through the offseason and training camp. With two preseason games remaining, Titans head coach Mike Munchak announced that Locker would get the nod.

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Locker had little time on the job before having to battle through a significant shoulder injury. In the season opener against the New England Patriots, making a tackle on an apparent fumble return (the play was later ruled an incomplete pass), he dislocated his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

He was prevented from re-entering the game, the first of seven contests he missed either partially or altogether due to the shoulder.

Locker finished the season with 177 completions on 314 attempts (56.4 percent) for 2,176 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He added 291 yards and a score on 41 rushing attempts.

Immediately after the season, he underwent surgery to repair his injured shoulder. After months of rehabilitation, he participated fully in the offseason program and did not miss a snap at OTAs or minicamp due to the injury.


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