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Titans QB Matt Cassel Out 6 Weeks With Thumb Injury

Titans HC Mike Mularkey told reporters on Wednesday that backup QB Matt Cassel is out six weeks after he injured the thumb on his throwing hand.

Cassel underwent surgery in the coming days to have a pin added to support his thumb, but he’s expected to be ready in time for training camp.

Cassel, 35, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2005. He spent four years in New England before he was traded to the Chiefs after he was franchised.

Cassel lasted another four years in Kansas City before bouncing around as a backup for the Vikings and Cowboys. The Titans signed him to a two-year contract worth $5.25 million this past March.

In 2016, Cassel appeared in four games and completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.