Mar­i­ota ex­pects to play Colts Sun­day

Woonsocket Call - - Sports -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ti­tans quar­ter­back Mar­cus Mar­i­ota says he feels a lot bet­ter than a week ago. Whether he plays Mon­day night against the In­di­anapo­lis Colts will de­pend on how much Mar­i­ota can move around.

The quar­ter­back him­self has a quick an­swer on how good he feels his chances re­ally are. “Ab­so­lutely,” Mar­i­ota said Wed­nes­day. Mar­i­ota did not play last week in a 16-10 loss to Mi­ami be­cause of a strained left ham­string. The Ti­tans (2-3) prac­ticed Wed­nes­day, tak­ing ad­van­tage of an ex­tra day.

“I was able to par­tic­i­pate in a good amount of prac­tice,” Mar­i­ota said. “I wasn't able to do ev­ery­thing, but be­ing able to be out here with the guys, do­ing some stuff, was big.”

Coach Mike Mu­larkey says he's hop­ing Mar­i­ota can play and al­ways sup­ports what his quar­ter­back thinks. Mar­i­ota do­ing more Wed­nes­day than he did last week was a good sign, ac­cord­ing to Mu­larkey. The real key will be Mar­i­ota's mo­bil­ity.

“He's got to be able to move around re­ally pretty good to be able to play and not put him­self in a po­si­tion that he's go­ing to re-in­jure him­self,” Mu­larkey said.

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