Titans' Locker 'most likely' out for the season

The Tennessee Titans' embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars was bad enough, but the worse news is that quarterback Jake Locker could be lost for the season with a foot injury.

Per a source, TitanInsider.com reported that Locker's foot injury was “bad” and that he was “most likely” out for the remaining seven games of the season.

Locker suffered the injury running on an option play. He limped back to the huddle and stayed in the game, but could not execute a handoff to Chris Johnson on the ensuing play and the Titans lost the football and a scoring opportunity in the red zone.

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Ed Reed demoted from Texans' lineup

The Houston Texans waited for free agent signee Ed Reed to recover from a hip injury to join their starting lineup.

It was thought that Reed might be the final missing piece for a championship. Instead, the Texans have gone into a tailspin at 2-6 and Reed now finds himself no longer a starting safety, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Interim coach Wade Phillips, who is also the Texans defensive coordinator did not commit to Reed being a starter this week after he came off the bench last week against the Colts. Phillips indicated that Reed was more likely to be a situational player.

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Texans auditioning kickers today

Randy Bullock's struggles as the Houston Texans kickers were magnified when he missed three field goals Sunday night in a 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Now, according to the Houston Chronicle, the 2-6 Texans will bring in three kickers on Tuesday to look at, including two who have previously kicked for them. Veterans Neil Rackers and Shayne Graham, both of whom have been with the Texans before, will audition as well Justin Medlock, who formerly played for the Carolina Panthers.

According to the report, it's not a sure thing that Bullock will be replaced, but his job security took a hit with his three misses Sunday night.

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Kubiak did not suffer heart attack or stroke

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack or stroke in Sunday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts after he collapsed on the sideline at halftime.

Kubiak was headed to the Texans locker room, but dropped to a knee after being light-headed and dizzy, according to the Houston Chronicle.

After being on the ground for several minutes, he was taken by stretcher to an ambulance and on to a local hospital. Kubiak apparently never lost consciousness and is still being tested an evaluated to determine what caused the incident.

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Tommie Smith named Titans president, CEO

The Tennessee Titans released a statement from the late Bud Adams' family that Tommie Smith, Adams' son-in-law will take over as team president and CEO.

In addition to Smith vaulting to the top of the team hierarchy, his wife Susie Adams Smith and her sister Amy Adams Hunt will serve as co-chairpersons of the club's board of directors.

Adams' grandson, 28-year-old Kenneth Adams IV, who has worked in the organization since 2006, joins the team”s board of directors as well.

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Foster, Tate both iffy for Texans

With Arian Foster and Ben Tate, the Houston Texans came into the eason with arguably the best one-two punch in the NFL at running back.

But now with Tate battling a rib injury and Foster bothered by a hamstring, the Texans find themselves hamstrung at the running back spot entering this week's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

“I’m very concerned. We understand Ben’s situation. I think they’re both going to give us everything they can to try and play this week. I don’t think we’re going to know anything until later in the week, which is probably a good thing,” Coach Gary Kubiak told the Houston Chronicle.

If the Texans are without Foster and Tate, the running game will be left in the hands of Deji Karim, Ray Graham and Dennis Johnson.

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Britt discusses trade possibility

Kenny Britt's 2013 season has been a very forgettable one so far.

And rumors have persisted that the Tennessee Titans have been shopping him around the NFL.

On Monday, in an interview with TitanInsider, Britt addressed that speculation just 24 hours before the league trading deadline on Tuesday.

“Do I expect to be here? I don’t know what my future is. If I’m here, that’ll be great. If I’m not, it would be a fresh start. Right now, my mind is if I’m here, I am,” Britt said.

Britt, a first-round pick in 2009, has just eight catches for 67 yards in seven games and has lost his starting job in Tennessee. Asked if the trade talk bothered him, he replied “No, not at all. The game is about business and if they feel I’m not getting the job done, it’s up to them to keep me or not. But I’m grateful for the opportunity they gave me to be here. Hopefully, I’m not going anywhere because I would love to stay here.”

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Locker likely to start for Titans

Jake Locker appears on track to start for the Tennessee Titans on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Locker, who will wear a knee brace on his sprained right knee, got the majority of reps on Friday, and per TitanInsider, made it through the week with no setbacks, setting him up to make the start after missing just two games with knee and hip injuries suffered against the New York Jets three weeks ago.

Most had believed Locker would be out until after the Titans bye week next week, but his work through the week, combined with the struggles of backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, have opened the door for him to play vs. the 49ers.

Ironically, last year, Locker missed five games with a separated shoulder and returned the week before the bye to play aginst Miami when most thought he would not play in that game either.

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Locker, Greene practice for Titans

The Tennessee Titans got quarterback Jake Locker and running back Shonn Greene back on the practice field on Thursday.

Locker, who has been out two weeks with a sprained hip and sprained MCL, did limited work, per TitanInsider, as did Greene.

Locker did individual, 7-on-7 and took a snap or two in team drills. Both players are expected to see an increase in their reps Thursday and Friday, barring setbacks. Of the two, Greene, who had his right knee scoped, would appear to have a better shot of playing Sunday against the 49ers.

“I think Shonn has a chance. He’ll do more tomorrow, and we’re going to think positively,” Titans coach Munchak said. “I would hope that he’s up and ready. How much he can do is another thing. It’s just a matter of if we feel things go well the next couple days, then we feel like he’d have a great chance to contribute on Sunday.”

Also, middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will start for an injured Moise Fokou (knee), and the Titans are making a switch at center from veteran Rob Turner to rookie Brian Schwenkie in an attempt to shore up an offensive line that has struggled in recent weeks.

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Titans haven't ruled out Locker for this week yet

Jake Locker will begin “football activities” htis week, according to Coach Mike Munchak.

Locker, who sprained his hip against the New York Jets, has missed the past two games and probably won't be under center when the Tennessee Titans host the San Francisco 49ers. But after ruling him out quickly the previous two Mondays, Munchak said there was some chance that Locker could return this week.

He's gonna be able to do more this week. He's doing well. Just like him and Shonn Greene, starting today, they'll be a lot more active,” Munchak said via TitanInsider. “Now it's just a matter of seeing how they handle more activity. I think the rest part and the light stuff is over, and now he can get more into real football stuff, and now it's just a matter of how quickly he progresses without pain, the same with Shonn Greene. We'll see how Shonn is this week running and how he handles and how his knee responds to more football-like activity. The next couple of days, we'll get a feel for where those two are in terms of how soon they can help us win.”

Of the two, it would seem taht Greene, who has been out since week two after having his right knee scoped, would have the better chance of returning this week. And if that is the case, that could be a nice boost for a sagging Titans running game that has fallen on hard times in recent weeks.

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