Marcus Mariota runs for two touchdowns in Titans loss

Erica Murray
October 4, 2017

The Titans were in need for a backup quarterback after Marcus Mariota suffered a hamstring injury Sunday.

He is 6-19 as a starter in the NFL. One of Cleveland's two first-round picks in 2012, Weeden signed on Tuesday with the Tennessee Titans.

Coach Mike Mularkey said on Monday that the test showed a hamstring strain for Mariota and they are considering him day-to-day in terms of a timeline for a return to action.

Weeden is being brought in to back up Matt Cassel, who will take over if Mariota has to miss any games going forward. The 22nd pick overall in 2012, Weeden has started for Cleveland, Dallas and Houston; the Texans released him September 2 in their final cuts.

In order to make room for Weeden to be signed, the Titans released Josh Carraway, a promising young rookie pass rusher who possesses what looks like a bright future. Mariota now has a passer rating of 79.8 with three touchdown passes and three interceptions, and he has completed 66 of 110 for 792 yards.

Weeden joins Mariota and Cassel on the 53-man roster, and the Titans also have former Western Kentucky quarterback Tyler Ferguson on the team's practice squad.

Mariota scored on a 34-yard run early in the second quarter.

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