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But Fisher had said Young wouldn’t start Sunday against Houston even if healthy after his latest meltdown. Fisher hasn’t talked to Young since the quarterback left the stadium, He called Young’s agent to pass on the news that his season was being ended by being placed on injured reserve. It doesn’t sound as if Fisher is in a hurry to speak to Young either, not with seven games remaining and the Titans (5-5) just a game out of the AFC South.

The coach said Monday the issue of whether Young will ever play for him again will be dealt with when the season’s over.

“I think there will be a conversation at some point. I’m not going to put a timetable on it. He’s on injured reserve, and we’re moving on,” Fisher said.

Notes: The Titans officially signed Chris Simms to back up Smith on Tuesday. They also activated LB David Thornton, who spent the first part of the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list, and waived G Ryan Durand.