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QB Rusty Smith Plans To Compete In 2011

The Titans are expected to move Vince Young if/when the lockout ends, putting them in the market for a quarterback in the early rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft. In addition to University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker, who the Titans will work out privately today in Seattle, the Titans have shown interest in Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton, and Ryan Mallett, each of whom will workout for and/or meet with the club before April 28th.

Rusty Smith is the team’s only quarterback under contract at this point, and the 2010 sixth-round pick tells John Glennon of The Tennessean that he hopes to get a chance to compete against whoever the team brings in this off-season. “They’ll have at least three whenever we start back up,” Smith said on Tuesday. “So I’m just hoping to get better and show the coach what I can do.” Smith appeared in two games as a rookie, including making his first NFL start, a 20-0 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 12. Smith completed 20-of-40 pass attempts for 200 yards with 4 interceptions on the season, resulting in a passer rating of 25.0.

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