Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tennessee Titans officially listed rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants due to a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the team's most recent contest.
However, the Tennessean reported on Friday that Mettenberger will start the game after putting in a third straight limited practice to close out the week.
Mettenberger left last week's 45-21 loss at Houston after taking a big hit from the Texans' J.J. Watt in the third quarter. The 2014 sixth-round pick was later diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of his AC joint, the least serious variety.
The LSU product has started each of Tennessee's last five games -- all Titans' losses -- and has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,287 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions on the season.
Mettenberger is one of five players termed questionable for the Titans for Sunday's matchup, along with wide receiver Kendall Wright (hand), offensive tackles Taylor Lewan (ankle) and Michael Oher (toe) and cornerback Blidi Wreh- Wilson (back).
Wright, Lewan and Oher all did not participate in Friday's practice.
Outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley will miss a second straight week with a hamstring injury.