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Whisenhunt: Titans expect Locker to start vs. Browns

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Mike Pettine's Spidey-sense was right: Jake Locker is a go for Sunday.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt on Thursday confirmed what Cleveland's coach predicted, saying that Tennessee's starting quarterback would be healthy enough to start against the Browns after missing Week 4 with a wrist injury.

Whisenhunt said Locker looked fine in Thursday's practice after also taking part in Wednesday's session, per John Glennon of the Tennessean.

It's a boost for the Titans, looking to right the ship after three straight losses. Locker, though, has been anything but consistent for an offense lacking star power.

"I wouldn't root for this team," Titans safety Bernard Pollard said Wednesday, before saying of Tennessee's play at the quarter mark: "We sucked butt."

With back-to-back home tilts against the less-than-pristine Browns and Jaguars, Locker isn't going to find a better opportunity all season to convince Whisenhunt that he deserves to be seen as the long-term answer under center for this lost-at-sea franchise.

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