Titans' Young to start vs. Redskins

Associated Press
Tuesday, November 16, 2010; D07

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.

Brock played in Seattle's win over Arizona. Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said Monday he didn't know about Brock's arrest until after Sunday's game.

l CHARGERS: Wide receivers Legedu Naanee and Malcom Floyd are optimistic they'll be able to play when San Diego hosts the Broncos next Monday night. Tight end Antonio Gates isn't so sure if he'll be back from a plantar fasciitis injury.

l PANTHERS: Carolina quarterback Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay and his status for next week's game against Baltimore is uncertain.

l JETS: Jerricho Cotchery has a "slight" tear in his left groin that could sideline the New York wide receiver for the team's next game.

Cotchery said an MRI exam revealed the injury, which occurred in overtime of the Jets' victory in Cleveland on Sunday.

l BILLS: Coach Chan Gailey all but officially ruled out running back C.J. Spiller from playing in Buffalo's game at Cincinnati on Sunday. He also said defensive end Spencer Johnson is expected to miss at least one game because of a hamstring injury.

GIANTS: Second-year wide receiver Ramses Barden broke his left ankle and also tore a ligament in the ankle in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Coach Tom Coughlin said.

Coughlin said Barden will likely miss the rest of the season.

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