Young, Amano miss Titans practice with illness

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 2:42pm

Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Vince Young did not practice Friday because of illness and was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Also, starting left guard Eugene Amano missed his third consecutive practice because of illness and was listed as questionable as well. Leroy Harris picked up all the starting reps in practice this week for the Titans and would be in line to start if Amano cannot go.

Backup linebacker Stanford Keglar, out of practice all week, will be doubtful because of a hamstring injury. Also, kicker Rob Bironas was added to the injury report as questionable with a right ankle injury. He did not kick on Friday.

Meanwhile, tight end Bo Scaife, out with a sprained MCL in his left knee, did limited work for the second consecutive day and is questionable.

Punter Craig Hentrich, who strained a calf muscle in last Sunday’s game, was declared out earlier in the week.

If Harris gets the start, the Titans are confident that the man who played center for most of training camp while Kevin Mawae was injured, will be ready.

“He’s taken every snap in practice, so he’ll be fine. He’s really a good football player,” Fisher said.

Amano’s status of having missed practice all week, combined with losing some strength because of the illness could work against him when the decision on who plays comes up, according to Fisher.

As for Young, Fisher said he didn’t think it was likely that Young’s illness would force the Titans to drop him to being the emergency third quarterback this weekend.

“I don’t think that would be likely, but we’ll have to see how he feels,” Fisher said.

 

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