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August 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jake Locker did not start any games during his rookie season with the Tennessee Titans last year and was just named the team's 2012 starter a few days ago. But he certainly acted like a team leader on Thursday night, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and earning a passer rating of 109.2 in the Titans' 32-27 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals. “He's our leader,” Titans tight end Jared Cook said of Locker, who was drafted eighth overall by Tennessee in 2011. “We had all the confidence in him. He made plays out there.” Titans Coach Mike Munchak added: "He does things that people wouldn't notice he was doing that most young quarterbacks wouldn't even think of being able to handle.
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December 22, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley could look across the city last season and see the perils of staying in school. Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley , whom many thought to be a first-round pick after his junior season, came back for a senior year. The Trojans finished 7-6. Barkley didn't win the Heisman Trophy. He slipped to the fourth round in the NFL draft last spring. A cautionary tale. BOWL TIMELINE: Matchups, schedule and picks Only, all Hundley has to do is look across the locker room to see the upside to playing another season at UCLA.
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October 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  This week's Friday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," with Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- covered a number of hot topics: Could Jake Locker have done what Matt Hasselbeck did last night? Hasselbeck, thrust into the starting role for the Titans because of the injury to Locker, played the role of crafty veteran in the upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This puts conflicting pressures on the Titans.
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November 11, 2013 | Wire reports
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin 's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening," Ross said.
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September 19, 2009 | David Wharton
Put aside for a moment the issue of Jake Locker's strong arm and quick feet, his knack for making things happen on the football field. Skip past his showdown with the USC defense Saturday afternoon. Go directly to another sort of question. Hey, Jake, when's the last time you swung a bat? In addition to the Washington quarterback's impressive statistics, which rank him atop the Pacific 10 Conference in passing and total offense, Locker was recently drafted by the Angels as a center fielder.
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December 15, 2009
Quarterback Jake Locker announced Monday he would return to Washington for his senior season, quickly putting to rest any lingering questions about his future. In a statement released through the university, Locker said he would not make himself available for the 2010 NFL draft and instead would return to the Huskies for one more shot at restoring the program to prominence. "After a great deal of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided to return to Washington and play my senior year," Locker said.
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September 29, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
SEATTLE -- It begins with the ends. Top-ranked USC's plan to control Washington quarterback Jake Locker today at Husky Stadium involves every member of the defense, but ends Lawrence Jackson and Kyle Moore bear perhaps the greatest responsibility in terms of containment. The powerful and fleet-footed Locker, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound redshirt freshman, is the Huskies' leading rusher.
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October 1, 2012 | Sam Farmer
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler? The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't just grab a teammate's helmet, because his is outfitted with a coach-to-quarterback earpiece. Brady finally found what he was looking for, and so did his team. The Patriots erased a 14-point second-half deficit by scoring touchdowns on six consecutive second-half drives on the way to a 52-28 blowout.
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April 26, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
No. 20 Tennessee Titans: WR Kendall Wright, Baylor -- Despite a small frame at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, Wright was the favorite target of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III at Baylor. He had 108 receptions for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season. Comment: A year after the Titans took quarterback Jake Locker, they gave him a dangerous weapon - Griffin's favorite target at Baylor. MORE Photos: 2012 NFL draft picks First round of draft is a rush to judgment NFL considers suspending Pro Bowl after 2013     NFL draft: Baylor WR Kendall Wright goes to Titans at No. 20
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September 23, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
After two weeks of close games, Week 3 was marked by blowouts. In nine of 15 games through Sunday, the victor won by at least 10 points, and Sunday included these lopsided finals: Carolina over the New York Giants, 38-0; Seattle over Jacksonville, 45-17; Indianapolis over San Francisco, 27-7; and Baltimore over Houston, 30-9. There were a handful of close games, however, three of which involved a trailing team scoring the game-winning points in the final minute. Cleveland clinched its win at Minnesota when Brian Hoyer threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron with 51 seconds left.
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October 7, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town. In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town. A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-callers ready for Week 6 games, with the Buffalo Bills going to the most extreme measures. They've promoted Thaddeus Lewis from the practice squad and plan to start him Sunday against Cincinnati. “Thad gives us the best chance,” Bills Coach Doug Marrone said Monday in a statement posted on Twitter.
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October 5, 2013 | Sam Farmer
We see one side of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck - the maturity, athleticism and solid decision-making. His backup, veteran Matt Hasselbeck, has an inside perspective on Luck, and knows the challenge of attempting to keep pace both mentally and physically with last year's No. 1 pick from Stanford. "There's no doubt to me that Andrew's going to be one of the great players of all time," said Hasselbeck, who backed up Brett Favre in Green Bay and is the only quarterback to lead the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
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September 23, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
After two weeks of close games, Week 3 was marked by blowouts. In nine of 15 games through Sunday, the victor won by at least 10 points, and Sunday included these lopsided finals: Carolina over the New York Giants, 38-0; Seattle over Jacksonville, 45-17; Indianapolis over San Francisco, 27-7; and Baltimore over Houston, 30-9. There were a handful of close games, however, three of which involved a trailing team scoring the game-winning points in the final minute. Cleveland clinched its win at Minnesota when Brian Hoyer threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron with 51 seconds left.
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June 3, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
SI.com's Peter King had an interesting item in “Monday Morning Quarterback” on Oakland's interest in drafting quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2011, and how San Francisco traded up to grab him with the fourth pick in the second round. “I think about it all the time, believe me," former Raiders coach Hue Jackson told King. “No question in my mind we wanted it to happen, and no question I thought it could happen. We wanted the kid in the worst way.” According to King, the Raiders had Kaepernick as the top-rated quarterback on their board, ahead of the five taken before him: Cam Newton by Carolina, Jake Locker by Tennessee, Blaine Gabbert by Jacksonville, Christian Ponder by Minnesota, and Andy Dalton by Cincinnati.
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October 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  This week's Friday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," with Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- covered a number of hot topics: Could Jake Locker have done what Matt Hasselbeck did last night? Hasselbeck, thrust into the starting role for the Titans because of the injury to Locker, played the role of crafty veteran in the upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This puts conflicting pressures on the Titans.
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October 1, 2012 | Sam Farmer
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler? The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't just grab a teammate's helmet, because his is outfitted with a coach-to-quarterback earpiece. Brady finally found what he was looking for, and so did his team. The Patriots erased a 14-point second-half deficit by scoring touchdowns on six consecutive second-half drives on the way to a 52-28 blowout.
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September 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
One awkward fall by Washington quarterback Jake Locker added another notch of anguish to Washington's already miserable 2008 season. Now the Huskies' chances of avoiding their first 0-5 start in 39 years rest with a redshirt freshman who has never started a college game. Locker will be out for up to eight weeks after breaking his right thumb in Saturday's 35-28 loss to Stanford. He was injured throwing a block in front of a 27-yard reverse run by wide receiver Jordan Polk.
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September 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
SEATTLE -- Jake Locker was crestfallen. The sophomore quarterback did everything he could to give Washington a chance for an upset of No. 15-ranked Brigham Young and wound up apologizing for the Huskies' loss. Locker was penalized for celebrating a touchdown run with two seconds left and, after the 15-yard assessment, Brigham Young defensive end Jan Jorgensen blocked the 35-yard extra-point try to help the Cougars hold on to a 28-27 victory Saturday. "I just was excited," Locker said somberly, looking at the ground while facing a throng of questioners about the decisive play.
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August 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jake Locker did not start any games during his rookie season with the Tennessee Titans last year and was just named the team's 2012 starter a few days ago. But he certainly acted like a team leader on Thursday night, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and earning a passer rating of 109.2 in the Titans' 32-27 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals. “He's our leader,” Titans tight end Jared Cook said of Locker, who was drafted eighth overall by Tennessee in 2011. “We had all the confidence in him. He made plays out there.” Titans Coach Mike Munchak added: "He does things that people wouldn't notice he was doing that most young quarterbacks wouldn't even think of being able to handle.
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August 21, 2012 | From Wire Reports
A person familiar with the situation said Monday that the Jacksonville Jaguars will play multiple home games in London beginning in 2013. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL and the team are waiting to announce the deal Tuesday in Jacksonville. The person said the Jaguars will play four home games in London, one each year between 2013 and 2016. New owner Shad Khan has made it clear he wants to play games overseas in hopes of increasing the team's brand globally.
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