Titans expect Jake Locker to return for Week 8

The Tennessee Titans expect quarterback Jake Locker to return for Week 8.

“I would expect him being able to go next week,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said about Locker following Sunday’s loss, “but until we get out there and practice, I don’t know that for sure.”

Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) runs with

Locker practiced leading up to Sunday’s loss against Washington but after his thumb became sore the team opted to start Charlie Whitehurst again.

Whitehurst was 17-of-26 passing for 160 yards with two touchdowns and one interception but his tendency to checkdown on throws was again evident in a 19-17 loss.

“The defense plays hard, special teams plays hard, but I worry about us offensively and there are some things we have to clean up on that side of the ball,” Whitehurst said. “Our goal, especially in the red zone, is to score every time we’re down there and every time we possess the ball. We haven’t been as efficient in the red zone as I would have liked.”