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Posted: Tuesday October 9, 2012 3:35PM ; Updated: Tuesday October 9, 2012 3:35PM

Titans' Locker likely out until Oct. 21

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Jake Locker has a 90.2 rating in four games this season.
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The Tennessee Titans won't have Jake Locker at quarterback for Thursday's primetime game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Locker sat out a second consecutive game with a separated non-throwing shoulder (left) and the offense was stagnant in a 30-7 loss to the Vikings last week. Matt Hasselbeck started and had 200 yards passing, but none of his 26 completions covered more than 18 yards.

The Titans could have pushed Locker to play this week and noted he has made major improvement. With 10 days between games, the Titans instead will aim for Week 7, when they'll play at Buffalo.

Locker, a first-round pick in 2011, won the starting job in training camp. He hurt the shoulder in the season-opening loss to the Patriots, but was able to play in Week 2, when he led the Titans to a win over the Detroit Lions. Locker was re-injured the next week against the Texans.

-- The Sports Xchange

 
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