Mariota (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.
Back-to-back full practice sessions and no setbacks in his recovery from a hamstring issue ensure that Mariota is in line to play Sunday against the Browns. Moreover, as he distances himself from the injury, the Titans are hoping that the QB's mobility will be improved in his second game back. "He had a real good day," coach Mike Mularkey said of Mariota on Thursday. "He did a lot of good things, and is moving around better than he has."
Mariota (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey hinted that Mariota likely will be limited in practice this week, despite throwing for 306 yards on 32 attempts in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Colts. Mariota's mobility did seem to be impacted by the hamstring injury, as he mostly stayed in the pocket and finished with just two carries for no gain. He should be ready to Sunday in Cleveland to take on a defense that ranks last in the league in opponent passer rating (111.0).
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said Mariota (hamstring) made it through Monday's 36-22 win over the Colts without any setbacks, adding that the quarterback will nonetheless face a lightened practice workload on a short week as the team prepares for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Mariota was effective as a passer in his return from a one-game absence, completing 72 percent of his passes for 9.6 yards per attempt, though his lack of rushing stats (two carries for no gain) suggests he was somewhat limited in terms of mobility. He'll likely have restrictions of some kind in practice this week, but there's no reason to believe he's in danger of missing Sunday's matchup with a Cleveland defense that's surrendered 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 2.3 passing touchdowns per game.
Mariota (hamstring) completed 23 of 32 passes for 306 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Monday night's 36-22 win over the Colts.
Mariota returned from a one-game absence due to a hamstring injury to top 300 yards for the first time this season. His night was highlighted by a 53-yard touchdown to Taywan Taylor during the fourth quarter, a play in which Mariota hung in the pocket to deliver a bomb downfield and give the Titans a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Although that only came after he threw an interception for a touchdown, the signal caller will generally still be pleased with his performance at less than 100 percent. That reduced mobility resulted in Mariota rushing twice for zero yardage, but with more time to heal this week, it's possible Mariota will be slightly more limber going into Sunday's splendid matchup with the Browns.
Mariota (hamstring) is slated to start Monday night's game against the Colts.
Mariota is thus available for those who waited things out on his status until Monday's game, but it's possible that the QB's mobility could be somewhat limited in his return from a hamstring injury, potentially forcing him to be more of a pocket passer than usual in Week 6. Working his favor is that 2-3 Colts have given up an average of 294 passing yards per game to date. Only the Buccaneers and Patriots are allowing more. Veteran backup Matt Cassel - who filled in at QB for the Titans last weekend -- is on hand in case Mariota suffers an in-game setback.
|7||10/22/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|11||11/16/17||@ PIT||8:25 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
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