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Locker practices in limited role

Quarterback Jake Locker won't play this week against Buffalo, but is on track to return against the Indianapolis Colts after throwing in the seven-on-seven defensive period on Wednesday.

Asked if Locker was on track to start on Oct. 28, Titans coach Mike Munchak said, “Probably so, assuming there are no setbacks or anything like that. He’s just getting started this week and then keep working every day, and assuming that it would give him a great chance for the next one.”

Munchak was happy to see his quarterback back practicing, even in limited fashion, for the first time since separating his left non-throwing shoulder for the second time this season.

“It was good to see him. I watched him do individual drills. He threw seven-on-seven for the defense,” Munchak said. “It was what we hoped he’d be able to handle. Now we just have to see how sore he got and just keep progressing and giving him more to do. He’s a guy you have to hold back, he wants to be out there. In his mind, he could play tomorrow if we had to play. He’s progressing the way we hoped, and we’ll see how sore he is from what he did today and keep adding more to his routine.”

Linebacker Colin McCarthy did not practice on Wednesday, but likely will play this week. McCarthy told TitanInsider earlier in the week that his high ankle sprain will not heal as long as he plays, but that he intends to ready himself to play each week.

Also defensive tackle Jurrell Casey was held out with his banged up shoulder, but should play as well.

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