Fisher: LenDale will start

Friday, August 31, 2007 at 6:58pm

LenDale White will be the Tennessee Titans’ starting running back when the season opens Sept. 9 in Jacksonville.

White, who ran for 58 yards on 15 carries in the preseason finale against Green Bay Thursday night, will start ahead of Chris Brown in the offense, though Coach Jeff Fisher indicated Brown would still get his share of carries as well.

“I thought LenDale and Chris both have shown enough this preseason through different situations, against different defenses, whether it’s running the ball, or catching the ball out of the backfield or protection to warrant significant playing time,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “As far as which guy lines up first, I’d say in all likelihood, it’s probably going to be LenDale. But it’s not going to be a situation where he’s got 90 percent of the carries. I like the rotation. I like the fact that we can keep them both fresh. I think they both have a chance to be more productive when they’re fresh in the ballgame.”

The Titans made cuts on Friday, but Fisher declined to announce any of them, saying they would be issued on Saturday after all roster cuts have been made.

Some of the more notable players potentially on the bubble were still on the roster as of early Friday evening.The agents for WR Courtney Roby, safety Lamont Thompson and CB Reynaldo Hill all said they had not been notified by the club or their clients of any release. One source said the Titans still had about six cuts remaining to make as of Friday afternoon.

Sources said running back Dontrell Moore and safety Bryan Scott were two of the players cut.

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