NASHVILLE, TN -- The Tennessee Titans got back on the field Monday for the opening of offseason workouts, and they did it without two of their biggest names.
The first is Running Back Chris Johnson after he was released from the team last week. The second is Quarterback Jake Locker, who's still recovering from offseason Lisfranc surgery.
Locker knows that this could be a make-or-break year for him in Tennessee, especially with new Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt at the helm. He's just trying to embrace the challenge and move forward.
"This league is so much now of 'what have you done for me lately,' so if you don't have that approach going into every season it's not going to work out the way you want it to," Locker said. "I think you're always competing for your job, that's how I've gone about it, and I'm not going to change that."
Locker said he's actually a week or two ahead of schedule in his rehab. He plans to be at full strength on the field in May.
The Titans are on the field two weeks before most teams because teams with new coaches get that extra grace period.