Jake Locker retired from the NFL on Tuesday, leading to speculation that he may pursue a baseball career.
If so, the Angels own his rights. They selected him in the tenth round of the 2009 draft and signed him for $300,000.
General manager Jerry Dipoto isn't interested, however.
“We’re not interested in him as a baseball player,” Dipoto told MLBlogs' Alden Gonzalez. “We’re going to focus on the guys we have. We have enough going on.”
The Angels would release Locker if he wants to pursue a baseball career. The team signed him two years before Dipoto joined the Angels.
"“We weren’t really on him when I was in Arizona," he said. "Generally with the two-sport guys who we don’t think have interest in being a baseball player we don’t waste our time.”
Titans quarterback Jake Locker is retiring, according to Fox Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo.
Locker was the eighth overall pick for the Titans in the 2011 draft. He was quoted as saying,"I no longer have the burning desire necessary to play the game for a living", according to FoxSports.com.
The 26-year-old will finish his time in the NFL with 4,967 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
The Titans have placed quarterback Jake Locker on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, likely ending his four-year career with the Titans, the Tennessean reports. He's set for season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday, per the team's official website.
He left Week 15 against the Jets with the injury after completing 6 of 11 passes for 57 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He missed three games earlier this season due to injury and lost his starting job to rookie Zach Mettenberger in Week 8.
Locker, who is on the final year of his four-year, $12,586,002 contract, completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 4,967 yards with 27 touchdowns and 22 interceptions through 30 career games with the Titans.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker was forced to leave Sunday’ s loss to the Jets with an injured shoulder.
Locker was injured late in the second quarter and went straight to the locker room while favoring his shoulder. Before the injury, Locker completed six of 11 passes for 57 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
After the game, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters Locker could have returned, but he would have been limited.
"He could have come back in, but he probably would have only been able to hand off," Whisenhunt said.
The Titans will play at Jacksonville Thursday.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker went straight to the locker room after injuring his shoulder Sunday against the Jets.
Locker was favoring his shoulder and his return is questionable.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed quarterback Jake Locker, not Charlie Whitehurst, will be the starter moving forward, starting Week 15 against the Jets, reports The Tennessean. Rookie starter Zach Mettenberger reportedly suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Giants, though Whisenhunt maintains there's a chance Mettenberger will return this year.
Locker has played in six games this season, posting a 71.1 passer rating while accounting for six touchdowns and eight turnovers.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker had to come off the bench again Week 14 against the Giants after starter Zach Mettenberger aggravated a right shoulder injury he sustained Week 13.
Locker completed 9 of 11 passes for 81 yards and one interception in a 36-7 loss Sunday. He also ended up as the team's leading rusher with 28 yards on two carries.
The Titans are back in action Week 15 against the Jets. If Mettenberger is unable to start, Locker will likely replace him in the starting lineup.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger's shoulder injury is not considered to be serious and they are hopeful he can play Sunday against the Giants, per the team's official website.
For the second consecutive day, Mettenberger also expressed his intentions to play. Per the Tennessean, Mettenberger moved his arms above his head in a jumping-jacks motion, indicating his shoulder is fine moving forward.
Mettenberger suffered a Grade 1 sprain of his AC joint after absorbing a brutal hit by J.J. Watt in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Week 13. If he's unable to play, Jake Locker would be the likely starter Week 14 against the Giants.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker relieved an injured Zach Mettenberger in the third quarter Sunday and was intercepted on his first throw. Things didn't get much better, as Locker finished 6 of 12 for 91 yards and a touchdown with two picks.
If Mettenberger doesn't recover from his shoulder injury in time, Locker would start Week 14 against the Giants.
Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger suffered a right shoulder injury in the third quarter against Houston when he was driven to the ground by defensive end J.J. Watt. Mettenberger headed to the locker room and was replaced by Jake Locker.
The Titans called Mettenberger questionable to return.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker was a full participant in practice Friday and will be probable for Week 8 against the Texans. Locker will likely serve as a backup to Zach Mettenberger on Sunday.
Coty Sensabaugh (knee) and Taylor Thompson (knee) were labeled doubtful, while Quentin Groves (ankle) was deemed questionable. Meanwhile, Shonn Greene (hamstring) and Ropati Pitoitua (hand) were ruled probable, along with Locker.
Ken Whisenhunt has admitted that deposed Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker is unhappy about losing his job to rookie Zach Mettenberger.
Whisenhunt, however, told The Tennesseean that Locker is handling the news well. "I love Jake Locker," Whisenhunt added.
Locker has missed three games this season due to injury and has been unimpressive when on the field. He has completed just 58 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
What was suspected is now official: Zach Mettenberger is set to start at quarterback for the Titans against Houston on Sunday. Jake Locker will serve as his backup.
That news was announced Thursday by Ken Whisenhunt. Locker had been dealing with a thumb injury and Whisenhunt had previously claimed he would regain the starting position when healthy. But his apparent availability to play against the Texans could mean that Mettenberger has overtaken him.
Also in the mix had been veteran Charlie Whitehurst, who started in Locker's absence and completed 60.2 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and two interceptions.
Mettenberger played briefly in Week 4 at Indianapolis and connected on two of five attempts for 17 yards while throwing an interception.
The Titans are planning to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans Sunday, The Tennessean reports.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that the plan was to have Jake Locker (thumb) regain the starting job when healthy, and the former first-round pick was limited in practice Wednesday. If Mettenberger has already been notified that he'll start, as the report suggests, it could mean Whisenhunt has changed his mind on Locker, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Locker has completed 58 percent of his passes while averaging 6.8 yards per attempt and throwing four touchdowns and four interceptions in four starts. Backup Charlie Whitehurst has also played four games while starting three times, completing 60.2 percent of his passes while averaging 7.8 yards per attempt and throwing five touchdowns and two interceptions.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker was limited in practice Wednesday as he works his way back from a thumb injury, which has kept him out the last two games. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker is improving, but he isn't ready to declare him the starter for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Locker was not available to the media on a Wednesday for the first time this season, per The Tennessean.
"I figured we'd have a little more clarity tomorrow after (Jake) practicing today, so that's why (Jake wasn't available). Does that make sense?,'' Whisenhunt said. "He did pretty much everything. He was limited because I don't want it to flare up tomorrow and be an issue. But he did a lot today. He did a good part of practice."
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said during Monday's press conference that quarterback Jake Locker is scheduled to throw on Tuesday, according to the Tennessean. His status for Week 8 against the Texans could depend on how his right hand feels after throwing. After Sunday's loss, Whisenhunt said soreness kept Locker from making his return against Washington and that he expects him to return this week.
"Locker is still our guy. Nothing has changed from the quarterback perspective," Whisenhunt said, per ESPN.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said following Sunday's 19-17 loss at Washington he expects quarterback Jake Locker to return to action Week 8 vs. Houston after missing a second straight game due to a thumb injury Week 7. Whisenhunt said soreness kept Locker from making his return Sunday, per The Tennessean.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker was ruled inactive Week 7 against the Redskins, missing a second straight game due to a thumb injury. Charlie Whitehurst started in Locker's place for the third time this season.
A limited practice Friday has Titans quarterback Jake Locker deemed questionable for the Sunday game at Washington.
Locker has been recovering from a right thumb injury that prevented him from playing in Week 6.
A weird, but telling quirk in the numbers indicate that Titans quarterback Jake Locker will perform quite well if he returns from injury to play Sunday against Washington, according to The Tennesseean.
Locker has recorded passer ratings of 93.8, 92.1 and 122.9 in first games back from injury during his career. The last of those three came against Cleveland in Week 5, a game in which he was eventually injured again. His career passer rating is a mere 80.2.
He practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and has expressed optimism about returning to action in Week 7.