Mariota said he “absolutely” hopes to play Monday and that he feels “a lot better” after sitting out last week’s loss to the Dolphins.
“We’re going to take it day by day,” Mariota said, via the team’s official website. “It’s really no different than the process last week. As the days go on, hopefully I’ll feel better and better. It is just taking it one day at a time and hopefully I’ll be able to go.
Hopefully towards the end of the week I’ll get more on my plate and hopefully I’ll feel comfortable to try and play on Monday.”
“He did more today than he did last week, and that’s a good sign,” coach Mike Mularkey said of Mariota.
“He’s got to be able to move around pretty good to be able to play, and not put himself in a position where he is going to reinjure himself. He has to prove that by the end of the week.”