Marcus Mariota is questionable heading into Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. Here's the latest on the status of the Tennessee Titans quarterback.
Mariota, who was injured in last weekend's season opener against the Dolphins, might not be able to play fully on Sunday. He's recovering from a hand injury.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said it's possible that both Mariota and backup Blaine Gabbert will be playing on Sunday.
"We are evaluating. Marcus is going to do everything he can to get ready, like every player is going to do," Vrabel said on Friday. "I would anticipate both of those guys playing at some point and time."
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter had a new update on Mariota tonight. His source tells him that Mariota will likely be a game-time decision.
"A Titans’ source said Saturday night that the team still had not decided who would start at quarterback Sunday vs Texans, Marcus Mariota or Blaine Gabbert. Another source said it is 'likely a game-time decision, but (Mariota) still isn’t able to grip the ball normally,'" Schefter tweeted.
Vrabel said that Mariota hadn't necessarily progressed a ton since the injury, but he could be able to deal with it.
"I would say it is status quo," Vrabel said. "I think it's about stagnant as far as his improvement. It kind of is what it is."
The Titans and the Texans are set to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T. on CBS.