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Reports: Titans will use Locker

NASHVILLE — Barring a late setback, Jake Locker will start at quarterback for the Titans today against the 49ers, the NFL Network and Nashville Tennessean reported Saturday.

Locker was carted off the field Sept. 29 against the Jets when he was hit twice in a span of seconds. He was diagnosed with a sprained right knee and sprained right hip and was projected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Locker returned to practice Wednesday and worked out Thursday and Friday. During Friday's portion of practice open to the media, he was seen wearing a knee brace and limping noticeably.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, signed after the injury, went 0-2 with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

Giants: Running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (ill) did not practice and are questionable for Monday.

Patriots: Tight end Rob Gronkowski, out since offseason surgeries on his back and forearm, traveled for today's game at the Jets but remained questionable, the Boston Herald reported. Cornerback Aqib Talib (hip flexor) did not travel, the report said.

Ravens: Linebacker Jameel McClain, who sustained a spinal cord contusion Dec. 9, was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Vikings: Running back Adrian Peterson was listed as probable for Monday because of a tight hamstring. But he practiced Saturday, and coach Leslie Frazier said there should be no problem with Peterson playing.

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