Locker hooked up with Justin Hunter for a 4-yard touchdown strike on the first drive of the night. He worked two series with the first-team offense and completed 8 of 10 pass attempts for 85 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. he was sacked once and also had one run for a gain of 7 yards.
Locker worked with the first-team offense for nine snaps. He completed a 5-yard pass to Justin Hunter on the second series of the night. He completed 1 of 2 pass attempts for 5 yards and rushed for two yards on two carries.
The report says Locker's foot, which put him on injured reserve last season, has been a non-factor in the last month.
"It does feel good, I promise you," Locker said.
The report says there were questions about Locker's future following another significant injury, this time to his foot. And many questions linger in what has been described as a make or break year in the final season of his contract.
He looked rusty as he limped through workouts in May, but in June he looked significantly better, moving and throwing well. The Titans hope he picks up in July where he left off in June.
The report says "it's now or never for the Titans' quarterback, at least in Tennessee." The Titans would love to see him blossom into the player they thought he could be when they drafted him No. 8 overall in 2011. But they began to line up a contingency plan for beyond 2014 when they drafted LSU's Zach Mettenberger in the sixth round this year.
The team declined to execute Locker’s option for 2015, and he'll be a free agent after this season. He needs to prove himself worthy of a new contract or the Titans will be prepared to go a different direction next season -- or maybe even sooner.
Things are set up for him to succeed with an upgraded coaching staff, a running game that should be better with a committee instead of Chris Johnson’s deteriorating vision, a reshaped defense and what should be a far easier schedule. But plenty of league insiders and outside critics have little faith Locker can be an effective long-term starter on a winning team.
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