Young sits out practice, still should play vs. Rams

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 3:10pm

Vince Young sat out the Tennessee Titans practice on Friday because of his sore knee, but that won’t necessarily stop him from playing Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

Indications are that Young should make his start on Sunday at 3:05 p.m.

Young watched as veteran Kerry Collins took all the first-team reps on Friday, a day after Young re-aggravated the mild knee injury he sustained in last Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

“He didn’t practice today,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “He wants to play. [Missing practice] will not have anything to do with whether or not he plays. He understands the game plan and got at least half of the preparation.”

Tests on Young’s knee came back OK, and he will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Running back Chris Johnson returned to practice fully and will be listed as probable this week, as will receiver Kenny Britt, who also practice fully after being added to the injury report Thursday with a back injury.

Fullback Ahmard Hall (ankle), tight end Jared Cook (concussion) and receiver Nate Washington (ankle) also both practiced fully and are listed as questionable.

Linebackers David Thornton (rest) and Colin Allred (hamstring) are questionable after limited practice on Friday.

Roster move

The Titans will promote defensive end Eric Bakhtieri from the practice squad to the active roster on Friday and place defensive tackle Jason Jones on injured reserve. Jones underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday.

Double your pleasure

Titans defensive tackle Tony Brown indicated Thursday that he had been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Indianapolis guard Kyle DeVan on Sunday.

Brown shoved his fingers into the Colts' lineman's facemask at the end of a play, receiving a 15-yard penalty that led to an Indianapolis field goal before halftime.

However, the NFL on Friday said Brown was actually fined $20,000 for the incident that started when DeVan pushed upward on his helmet and dumped him over a pile of players. Brown was caught retaliating.

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