Tuesday, April 29, 2014
As expected, Jake Locker still limited
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During quarterback drills early in the first practice of voluntary minicamp, quarterbacks Charlie Whitehurst and Tyler Wilson took some snaps where they dropped back, climbed the pocket, dropped back again, climbed again then rolled to the right and threw.
On Jake Locker's turns, he did the dropping and the climbing but not the rolling.
"Those are things that we're working into and we're going to get more comfortable with, hopefully in the next week or two," Locker said. "I'm probably erring on the side of more being cautious at this point. I think if you asked me to go do it right now, I could."
He worked in the position drills but not in bigger periods involving the full offense as he continues to work back from winter surgery to repair the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot.
He looked comfortable and smoother than I imagined, considering what he's coming back from.
Once the offense went to work, Whitehurst and Wilson ran things.
"I knew more about what to expect out of Charlie than I did out of Tyler," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "It’s just the first day. There’s a lot more coming as far as what we’re doing. We kept it pretty basic today.
"I thought they both did well and they both made some nice throws. We had too many balls on the ground today. We had opportunities to make catches we didn’t make. Those are things you get a chance to work on."