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Jake Locker practices, tests injured thumb, still unclear if quarterback will play vs. Houston

In this Oct. 12, 2014 photo, injured Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, right, stands with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville, Tenn. Whitehurst has been the Titans' quarterback since starter Locker was injured. Backup quarterbacks collect a paycheck for standing on the sideline holding a clipboard, then, at the drop of a starting quarterback, hit the field ready to go. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

In this Oct. 12, 2014 photo, injured Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, right, stands with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville, Tenn. Whitehurst has been the Titans' quarterback since starter Locker was injured. Backup quarterbacks collect a paycheck for standing on the sideline holding a clipboard, then, at the drop of a starting quarterback, hit the field ready to go. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

Tennessee's Jake Locker practiced on Wednesday but his status for this weekend's game against Houston remains unclear.

Locker left practice without stopping for his weekly meeting with the media. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says the quarterback didn't take questions because the Titans will know more about his status Thursday.

Whisenhunt says Locker participated in a "good part" of practice, though the quarterback was listed as limited in the session. Locker has missed two straight games with an injured right thumb, and Whisenhunt says he doesn't want Locker's thumb to flare up Thursday and be an issue.

Locker wasn't the only quarterback who didn't talk to reporters. Charlie Whitehurst, who has started three of the last four games, also wasn't available.

The Titans (2-5) host Houston (3-4) on Sunday.

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