Titans’ Marcus Mariota to play vs. Colts

Already making four regular-season appearances thus far into the 2017-18 campaign, Mariota has completed an even 60 percent of his passing attempts en route to 792 yards through the air and three touchdowns.

After missing the Tennessee Titans’ Week 5 defeat to the Miami Dolphins, Marcus Mariota will be back on the field Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts, Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky reported Sunday.

Mariota, who missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, has been listed as questionable this week.

“It is going to come down to a lot of things”, Titans coach Mike Mularkey told reporters Friday. “That’s the biggest thing”.

Should Mariota start Monday, he’d return ahead of schedule. Mularkey said Mariota could play at less than 100 percent but remains tired of putting him in a position where he could re-injure himself. Mariota originally sustained the setback in Week 4 against another rival in the Houston Texans while briefly being replaced by a veteran backup in Matt Cassel.

After being limited in practice all week, Mariota appears to be ready to suit up and resume his duties after the Cassel-led offense compiled just 188 yards in the team’s loss to the Dolphins last week.

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