Titans contacted JaMarcus Russell

Updated: October 6, 2013, 2:21 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The Tennessee Titans have reached out to former No. 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell to gauge the quarterback's interest in returning to the NFL, a source told ESPN.

The Titans contacted Russell in the wake of losing starting quarterback Jake Locker, who is expected to miss at least four weeks after suffering injuries to his hip and knee last Sunday against the New York Jets.

The Titans were told that Russell is interested in joining the team but is unable to do so because ...

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