QBs Harrington, Gray to audition for Titans

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 8:29am

Free agent quarterbacks Joey Harrington, Doug Johnson and Quinn Gray worked out for the Tennessee Titans today, along with a host of receivers.

The Titans are in the market for a backup quarterback to work behind Kerry Collins while Vince Young mends from a left knee injury that is expected to cause him to miss some time, reportedly two to four weeks. Young's MRI was rescheduled for today.

Harrington, the third overall pick by the Detroit Lions, was recently released by the Atlanta Falcons in final cuts. He has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson actually spent the 2004 season in Tennessee as the team's third-string quarterback. He completed 6 of 12 passes for 68 yards in limited work with the Titans that season.

Gray, who led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a victory over the Titans last year in Nashville, was in camp this summer with the Indianapolis Colts while Peyton Manning was sidelined, but was let go in final cuts as well.

The Titans also have the option of bringing practice squad quarterback Ingle Martin up to the active roster to back up Collins while Young is out.

The Titans also will work out receivers today, including Chad Jackson, Joe Horn, Reche Caldwell, David Kircus, John Broussard and Glenn Martinez.

Of that group, Kircus, who played for Heimerdinger in Denver in 2006, appeared to draw the most interest from the Titans.

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By: OneTimer on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Ingle Martin is better than these guys.

By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 7:00

I want to reiterate what ONETIMER just posted. Ingle Martin is head and shoulders above the two quarterbacks in question.

By: Rocket99 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Big question is could Collins become the starter & Young the #2? Heard ESPN said Collins could take us to SB where Young might get us into playoffs.

By: gatormikey on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Martin should get it. He knows the offense and the team.

By: hibbler on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Ingle is gone. KC just picked him up. They were willing to put him on their active roster so they could take him from the titans practice squad. The titans could have kept him if they were will to put him on their active roster. They let him go which I think was a mistake... or should I say ANOTHER MISTAKE.