Mariota 'a lot better,' not ready to say he'll play


Quarterback Marcus Mariota didn't suit up for the Tennessee Titans in last Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins due to a hamstring injury, but he may be available when they take on the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. Even in this contained drill, Mariota looked closer to 100 percent than he has since suffering that hamstring injury in the first half of the Titans' Week 5 loss to the Texans.

"He did more today", Mularkey said after Thursday's practice, during which Mariota was limited. "Making sure my dropbacks, everything, within the pocket are good and I can move around and make some of those plays that are required".

"He's got to be able to move around pretty good to be able to play, and not put himself in a position where he is going to reinjure himself", Mularkey told reporters Wednesday.

". I wasn't able to do everything [Wednesday], but being able to be out here with the guys, doing some stuff, was big". "He's got to show that by the end of the week". If not, though, the Titans will turn the offense over to Matt Cassel for the second game in a row. If Mariota plays, it would be the third prime-time game of his career.

Hilton has gone over 150 yards receiving in two of the last three games with 1 touchdown during that span.

Ideally, fantasy football owners would've already added a Sunday-playing quarterback in the event Mariota is out again.

On the season, Mariota has completed 66-of-110 passes for 792 yards, with three touchdowns and three interceptions. "The atmosphere is going to be great".

Asked if Mariota is on track to play, Mularkey responded: "We're hopeful".

"Hopefully toward the end of the week, I get more on my plate and I feel comfortable to try and play on Monday", Mariota said.