Jake Locker at workouts for first time

Updated: June 1, 2011, 2:11 PM ET
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Rookie quarterback Jake Locker joined some of his new Tennessee Titans teammates Tuesday at informal workouts for the first time during the lockout.

He didn't throw a pass, but he impressed some Titans veterans by taking the initiative to travel to Nashville.

"He is a good kid,'' receiver Damian Williams told the (Nashville) Tennessean. "He is dedicated and ready to jump in and learn. It says a lot about his character and his willingness to work. He is out here ready to work and we have a lot of guys on the team that aren't out here."

Locker is staying with Williams for the next two weeks. Marc Mariani was the only other receiver at the workout on Tuesday at a Nashville high school, which included 15 Titans players.

"I've heard a lot of good things about him, so it's good to finally meet him," Mariani told the newspaper. "Some good things are to come and I am looking forward to being in the huddle with him."

Locker said he will throw passes once more receivers show up for the workouts. The Titans' first-round pick (No. 8 overall) said he was eager to get to know his new teammates. The Titans are planning a players "minicamp" for next week.

"Just to be around them and spend time with them and feel comfortable with them, that's important," Locker told the newspaper. "I think they are just excited to play football. I just want to come out here and work hard and show them that it means something to me."

If there's a season, Locker might be the Titans' Week 1 starter by default. The team has said it plans to trade quarterback Vince Young, and according to guard Jake Scott, Kerry Collins might decide to retire rather than tutor Locker.

"I'm not sure Kerry isn't going to say, 'I'm done,' and ride off into the sunset," Scott said in a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview last week. "I don't think he wants to come back and be a nursemaid to a young kid. Money's not an issue to him."