Titans' Marcus Mariota able to throw on Thursday

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Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, who suffered a pretty serious stinger last Saturday against the Redskins, was able to get some throwing in at Thursday's Titans practice.

We'll have to see how the Titans officially list Mariota's participation level, but his presence on the field Thursday and ability to throw in the process, would appear to bode well for the QB's chances of giving it a go Sunday against the Colts.

Is it a step in the right direction? head coach Mike Vrabel told the media Thursday, "It's a step, significant, I don't know one step for mankind however that is, I'm not really sure but it is a step nonetheless."

Mariota added, "I'm gonna do everything in my power so when it's all said and done I'm giving it my all so all I want is this team to win."

If Mariota can't go Sunday night at Nissan Stadium in Sunday nights all or nothing game with the Colts, back up Blaine Gabbert will get the nod for Tennessee.

With the Titans playing last Saturday, the extra day off between games should help Mariota's chances of being available this week.