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Mariota Out, Cassel in for Titans Today vs. Dolphins

Posted Oct 8, 2017

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback today for the Titans vs. the Dolphins. Marcus Mariota is among the team’s inactives.


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Matt Cassel will start at quarterback today for the Titans vs. the Dolphins.

Marcus Mariota is among the team’s inactives.

Mariota was limited in practices this week because of a hamstring injury. He said on Friday he’s spent a lot of time rehabbing, and his “first and foremost (my) goal is just to get healthy.”

Brandon Weeden, signed earlier in the week, will be Cassel’s back-up.

Mariota scored on two touchdown runs against the Texans – he turned on the jets on his 34-yard touchdown run, and he sprinted to the pylon – and made it – on a two-yard touchdown later in the game. Unfortunately, Mariota suffered a hamstring injury on his second score, and as a result he didn’t finish last Sunday’s game.

On the season, Mariota has completed 66-of-110 passes for 792 yards, with three touchdowns and three interceptions. 

Cassel joined the Titans prior to the 2016 season, and he started the final game of the year after Mariota suffered a fractured fibula in Week 16 at Jacksonville. The Titans beat the Texans that day, as Cassel completed 16-of-26 passes for 150 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. In relief of Mariota on Sunday, Cassel was just 4-of-10 for 21 yards against the Texans, with two interceptions.

During his career, Cassel has played in 104 games, with 80 starts while playing for the Patriots, Chiefs, Vikings, Bills, Cowboys and the Titans.