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Raiders, Titans find themselves in need of a quarterback, unlikely to call Colin Kaepernick

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Injuries are starting to pile up around the NFL.

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Fooch’s update: The Titans are signing Brandon Weeden, per Field Yates.

We are a quarter of the way through the NFL season, and injuries are starting to pile up. The quarterback position saw two significant injuries this past weekend. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a back fracture that will cost him at least two weeks, and could cost him six weeks or more. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a hamstring injury that has him “day-to-day,” according to the team.

As soon as word of Carr’s injury got out, plenty of folks were talking about Colin Kaepernick as a potential replacement. E.J. Manuel is Carr’s backup, and is expected to start on Sunday, but Kaepernick will remain on the radar for Raiders fans. Our friends at Silver & Black Pride asked if the Raiders should sign Kaepernick, and right now, 57 percent of fans think they should. There is no indication the Raiders are looking for an outside option to compete for the starting job.

Tennessee might not lose Mariota for that long, but they are looking at some alternatives. Matt Cassel is Mariota’s backup, and Pro Football Talk is reporting the team worked out Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, and T.J. Yates. It would seem like they are looking at backup options for the time being.

Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent, awaiting an opportunity in the NFL. The CFL has reportedly tried to contact his agent, but PFT is reporting Kaepernick has no interest in playing in the CFL.