Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is expected to start Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins after the 2011 first-round pick was listed as probable on the team's final injury report.
Locker, who's been sidelined with a separated left shoulder he suffered during a loss at Houston in Week 4, was a full participant in practice for the third straight day on Friday. Head coach Mike Munchak indicated earlier in the week that the second-year pro would be back under center once the team declared him healthy enough to play.
The eighth overall selection of the 2010 draft completed 63.2 percent of his passes for 781 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions prior to getting hurt.
Matt Hasselbeck had started the last five games in Locker's place and guided Tennessee to a 2-3 record. However, the veteran struggled in last Sunday's 51-20 home loss to Chicago, hitting on just 20-of-35 throws for 200 yards and a touchdown with one interception.
Locker should have a full complement of receivers on hand for his return as well, with wideouts Kenny Britt (knee), Nate Washington (illness) and Kendall Wright (elbow) all listed as probable for Sunday's tilt.
Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy is questionable to play due to a nagging ankle injury. He was a limited participant on Friday.