Tulloch, Hentrich among Titans who won't play vs. Bills

Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 7:07pm

CANTON, Ohio _ Eight Titans players won’t play in the Hall of Fame Game, including starting middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch and punter Craig Hentrich.

Tulloch given time off from practice on Friday after the full pad practice on Thursday, but Titans coach Jeff Fisher indicated that they were backed down.

Former starter Ryan Fowler got the nod at middle linebacker, while A.J. Trapasso, who replaced Hentrich, had a 40-yard fake punt run for a touchdown.

Other Titans not playing include backup linebacker Josh Stamer, wide receiver/kick returner Mark Jones as well as receiver Kenny Britt, linebacker Colin Allred and defensive end Jacob Ford, who were declared out earlier in the week.

Nick Harper was announced as not starting in the game, but was in on the first series.

Center Kevin Mawae is not able to play since he is still on the active PUP list.