Washington active, but won't start for Titans

Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:16pm

PITTSBURGH _ Nate Washington will play on his injured right hamstring, but he won’t start against his former team the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Tennessee Titans announced their inactives for the season opener 90 minutes before kickoff, a list that included tight end Jared Cook, cornerback Ryan Mouton, running back Chris Henry, receiver Lavelle Hawkins, tackle, Troy Kropog, defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks and defensive end Dave Ball. Patrick Ramsey is the third quarterback.

Rookie first-round pick Kenny Britt will start in Washington’s spot at receiver. With Mouton out, Cortland Finnegan is expectd to return punts with Javon Ringer or Jason McCourty possible on kickoffs.

Steelers inactives include cornerback Joe Burnett, cornerback Keiwan Ratliff, center Kraig Urbik, tackle Tony Hills, receiver Shaun McDonald, defensive end Nick Eason and injured linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Dennis Dixon is the third quarterback.


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