Injured thumb sidelines Titans’ Cassell for rest of offseason
NASHVILLE, TENN. | Tennessee backup quarterback Matt Cassel will have surgery to put a pin in his right thumb after being hurt during the Titans’ offseason program.
Cassel was hurt Tuesday during the Titans’ closed organized team activity session.
Coach Mike Mularkey announced the injury to Cassel’s throwing hand after Wednesday’s session. The coach said Cassel will probably be out about six weeks but “should be ready to go for training camp.”
The Titans re-signed Cassel earlier this offseason to a two-year deal, and the veteran was expected to run the first-team offense while starter Marcus Mariota continues recovering from a broken right leg hurt Dec. 24 in a loss at Jacksonville.
Mularkey said the Titans will not immediately be looking to add a quarterback. Instead, they will rely on third-string quarterback Alex Tanney, who has been in camp and on the practice squad much of the past two seasons, and undrafted rookie Tyler Ferguson from Western Kentucky for the time being.