Titans QB Matt Cassel out six weeks as Marcus Mariota continues recovery

Marcus Mariota isn’t the only Titans quarterback on the road to recovery.

Veteran backup Matt Cassel hurt his right (throwing hand) thumb Tuesday and will need a pin surgically inserted to aid the recovery. He is expected to be out six weeks, coach Mike Mularkey said.

That means Cassel, 35, will miss the remainder of offseason training and mandatory minicamp in June.

As a result, backup quarterbacks Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson will get the majority of snaps in the interim.

Mariota has returned to the field and taken a few snaps at the team’s OTAs this week but still is limited as he continues to recover from a broken right fibula suffered in the team’s Week 16 loss to the Jaguars in December.

The same-page relationship between new coach Sean McDermott and new general manager Brandon Beane signals such a step for the first time since Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the team in 2014. And the Bills are not wasting time — the inevitable roster overhaul began well before Beane arrived.

Gone is the Rex Ryan regime, including the former coach’s unrealistic injections of hope. The general manager and scouting staff with which Ryan and, evidently, the owners largely disagreed was milked for all they were worth and shown the door after the 2017 NFL Draft.

Enter McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who Cheap Jerseys For Sale with their 4-3 defense hope to provide simplicity and efficiency in the wake of Ryan’s complicated 3-4. In comes offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, whose familiarity and ability to work with Tyrod Taylor Cheap Jerseys Authentic should only fuel the fan base’s optimism regarding its starting quarterback.

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