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When Matt Hasselbeck signed with the Titans, there were mixed emotions on what he could bring to the table.
Hasselbeck is entering his 13th season and is coming off a 12-touchdown, 17-interception season in which he started 14 games.
The veteran out of Boston College came out firing in his first preseason with Tennessee, posting quarterback ratings of 104.9 and 100.9 in his first two games. Hasselbeck completed more than 75 percent of his passes in the first two games and looks to be on pace to become the regular season starter.
The only issue of concern will be Hasselbeck’s durability.
The 35-year-old pro has often been injured, only playing all 16 regular-season games in six of his 13 seasons in the league. Hasselbeck was knocked out of the Titans second preseason game Saturday night against the St. Louis Rams after being rocked by linebacker Brady Poppinga.
The quarterback got the wind knocked out of him and bit his tongue, but should be available when the Titans play the Bears next Saturday night, according to David Climer of the Tennessean.