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He says trying to keep playing without that desire for the game "would be unfair to the next organization with whom I would eventually sign." Locker says he knows his decision is surprising to many but he knows it's right in his heart. The Titans drafted Locker with the eighth pick overall in 2011, but he dealt with injuries and was benched in October.
Locker hurt his non-throwing shoulder when hit by Jets defensive end Quinton Coples late in the first half of a 16-11 loss Sunday. The Titans announced the move Monday.
Locker did not fare well once he entered the game for the injured-Mettenberger. Even if Mettenberger cannot play, Locker is not a reliable fantasy option moving forward.
Locker left practice without stopping for his weekly meeting with the media. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says the quarterback didn't take questions because the Titans will know more about his status Thursday.
Locker had been out with a bruised right thumb. Rookie Zach Mettenberger is the new man in town in Nashville.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt says Locker has had a good week of practice. He says the Titans weren't sure how well Locker would be working his way back, but he has progressed throughout the week.
Locker took part in his first team drills Tuesday since suffering a Lisfranc injury to his right foot Nov. 10, which cost him the final seven games of the season. He has missed 14 of his first 32 starts and now is busy learning a third offense in four seasons with a coaching change.