Ken Whisenhunt has admitted that deposed
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:
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
Mettenberger played briefly in Week 4 at Indianapolis and connected on two of five attempts for 17 yards while throwing an interception.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that the plan was to have
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
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."
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