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Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt expressed displeasure with Bishop Sankey after the rookie ran out of bounds late in Sunday's loss to Washington.

The Titans were trying to salt clock and wound up losing the game. Sankey also had a critical drop on a screen pass that would've gone for a first down and then some. Sankey has been far from perfect during his rookie year, but he's still Tennessee's best option when everyone is healthy. Sankey will continue to be an RB3/flex when the Titans take on the Texans in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 5:02 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated Monday that Jake Locker (thumb) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

Per Whisenhunt, the plan is for Locker to throw on Tuesday and the Titans will "see how he responds Wednesday." Whiz said after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that he "would expect" Locker to return in Week 8 against the Texans, although there are clearly no guarantees. Locker has been an utter NFL bust.
Oct 20 - 4:38 PM

Justin Hunter played on 55-of-57 snaps in Sunday's loss at Washington.

Hunter has now played on 177-of-185 snaps (95.6 percent) since taking over the starting "X" job from Nate Washington three games ago. Yet he's seen just 12 targets during that span, totaling a disappointing 7-182-1 line in plus matchups. Hunter remains a boom-or-bust WR3, but one that will get a boost if strong-armed Jake Locker (thumb) can get back in the lineup. Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is not a fit with Hunter's vertical skill set.
Oct 20 - 10:37 AM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he "would expect" Jake Locker (thumb) to return Week 8.

Locker practiced early last week, but his thumb became sore and the Titans were worried about mistakes with ball handling. So they went with Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst again, who predictably crippled the team in a narrow loss at Washington. Locker's return will be great news for Justin Hunter, whose vertical strengths need a big arm.
Oct 20 - 10:32 AM

Dexter McCluster managed five yards on two touches in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

McCluster caught a six-yard pass and lost a yard on his lone carry. He fumbled away a punt return for a turnover. McCluster is a hail mary RB5.
Oct 19 - 6:59 PM

Delanie Walker caught 2-of-5 targets for 17 yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

Both the catches and yards were Walker's fewest of the season. One of his missed connections was a Charlie Whitehurst pass that sailed a mile over his head for an interception. Walker had the looks of a potential top-five tight end earlier in the season, but is settling in as a low-end TE1. The Texans aren't a great matchup in Week 8, though getting Jake Locker (thumb) back might help.
Oct 19 - 6:39 PM

Kendall Wright caught 6-of-9 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

Wright's 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter was a thing of beauty, as he caught a short pass, planted one foot hard in the ground to deke the defense, and was off to the races through a crowded secondary for the score. Known primarily as a chain mover, Wright is now up to four touchdowns on the season. Wright is a safe, if not particularly high-upside, WR3.
Oct 19 - 5:55 PM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

It was a monumentally-disappointing day for the second-year wideout, as his second target was a ball he should have caught for major yardage. Hunter has taken steps forward in recent weeks, but he's still a boom-or-bust WR3 most safely utilized as a WR4.
Oct 19 - 5:49 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed 16 times for 56 yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

Sankey committed a brutal drop on his lone target in the passing game. It was a screen where Sankey had room to rack up yards. Sankey could have had an additional 20 yards, but had two runs called back by penalty. Sankey was Tennessee's clear lead runner — Dexter McCluster, Jackie Battle and Leon Washington combined for only nine touches — but Sankey has failed to run away with No. 1 duties in Shonn Greene's (hamstring) absence. He remains an RB3, albeit a solid one, until further notice.
Oct 19 - 5:41 PM

Charlie Whitehurst completed 17-of-26 passes for 160 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Tennessee's 19-17, Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

Checkdown Charlie kept the chains moving in an ugly game, but looked like the backup he is. Whitehurst's receivers did the work on his scores, with Kendall Wright shaking and baking through a scrum, and Derek Hagan getting behind the entire defense. Whitehurst air-mailed Delanie Walker on his pick. It looked like he intentionally threw it over Walker's head. Jake Locker (thumb) should be ready to return in Week 8, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that Tennessee will keep rolling with Whitehurst. Locker has been spectacularly ineffective this season.
Oct 19 - 4:55 PM

Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene.
Oct 19 - 11:34 AM

Titans placed TE Craig Stevens (quad) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Stevens suffered the injury in Week 5 and had surgery on Wednesday. The Titans promoted TE Brett Brackett to replace him on the active roster.
Oct 18 - 8:05 PM

Shonn Greene (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Greene did not practice this week. Bishop Sankey will continue to be the lead back, while Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington will mix in as well.
Oct 18 - 2:02 PM

Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Redskins.

He missed every practice this week. Blidi Wreh-Wilson started and played well in Sensabaugh's absence last week, but Sensabaugh missing is still a blow for the Titans secondary.
Oct 18 - 9:46 AM

Both Terry McCormick of Titans Insider and Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean believe Charlie Whitehurst will be the Titans' Week 7 starter.

McCormick "thinks" Whitehurst "probably starts," while Wyatt is "expecting the Titans to start" Whitehurst for the second straight week. Although Jake Locker (hand) is officially listed as questionable after a limited practice week, it isn't even clear whether he'll be healthy enough to back up Whitehurst.
Oct 17 - 2:41 PM


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