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Titans' Young to start vs. Redskins

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Tennessee Titans just keep doing the quarterback shuffle because of injuries, and now it's Vince Young whose left sprained ankle is healthy enough for him to start with backup Kerry Collins missing several games because of a strained left calf.

Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday an MRI exam showed the strained calf for Collins that will keep him out at least two games. That means rookie Rusty Smith will back up Young on Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit.

The Titans (5-4) have started a different quarterback each of the past three games with the starter unable to finish three of the previous four.

l CHIEFS: Kansas City Coach Todd Haley apologized for refusing to shake hands with Denver Coach Josh McDaniels after the Chiefs' blowout loss the day before.

Haley, who's generally done a good job this season of holding his temper in check, made a single comment to McDaniels as the Denver coach held out his hand after the Broncos' 49-29 victory in Denver. Haley pointed his finger at him, turned and stomped away without shaking.

In his opening remarks to reporters on Monday, Haley offered his apology before he was asked about the incident which instantly became a hot topic around the league, but declined to say what upset him.

l DOLPHINS: Chad Pennington's latest shoulder injury has ended his season, but Coach Tony Sparano says Chad Henne might be available for Thursday night's game against the Bears.

The Dolphins signed veteran Patrick Ramsey on Monday and placed Pennington on injured reserve. On his first play of the season Sunday against the Titans, Pennington re-injured his right shoulder, which has already undergone surgery three times.

Third-string quarterback Tyler Thigpen is the most likely starter against the Bears after finishing the win over Tennessee. Henne was sidelined in the third quarter by a left knee injury.

Ramsey, an eight-year veteran, last played in 2008 with Denver and was most recently with Jacksonville this season.

l SEAHAWKS: Seattle defensive end Raheem Brock was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence just hours before the Seahawks traveled to Arizona to face the Cardinals.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Startup confirms Brock was arrested early Saturday morning in Seattle. KCPQ-TV in Seattle first reported Brock's arrest.


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