Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is still day-to-day, but will have one extra day to rest his injured left hamstring.
Mariota was out of the Titans’ 16-10 loss Sunday in Miami, a game where the offense struggled with backup QB Matt Cassel at the helm, producing just 188 yards of offense and one touchdown drive. Tennessee plays host to division rival Indianapolis next Monday night.
“Marcus, he’s come along very well. He has a couple of good days of rehab, even last night, getting back from the game, he came in here and did some things that were a plus, and same thing today,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Monday.
Mariota will work to rehab the injury, and Mularkey indicated that his starting quarterback could end up being a game-time decision again this week. Mariota was called a game-time decision last Friday before the Titans headed to Miami, but with such limited practice work, it seemed fairly certain that he would not be active against the Dolphins.
If Mariota cannot go again this week, then the Titans will turn back to Cassel again and hope for better results, not just from him but the players around him as well. According to Mularkey, there is no other realistic option for the Titans to consider behind Mariota. Brandon Weeden was brought in last Tuesday to be the third-team QB, but would not be a strong consideration.
“Right now that’s not in any consideration. It’d be Matt (Cassel), and everybody around Matt has to play better for Matt,” Mularkey said.
As for other injuries from the Titans training room, left tackle Taylor Lewan is day-to-day after injuring his knee in Sunday’s loss. He briefly returned to the game, but could not finish, giving way to Dennis Kelly.
Safety Johnathan Cyprien remains out with a hamstring injury, but Mularkey added that first-round pick Corey Davis is “getting close” to returning from the hamstring issue that has cost him three games.
“We’ll see where he’s at at the end of the week,” Mularkey said.