- The Washington Times - Friday, October 30, 2009

From combined dispatches

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams wants more of Vince Young. He’s getting just that with his winless team switching from veteran Kerry Collins back to the 2006 offensive rookie of the year.

Coach Jeff Fisher announced the expected move Thursday following practice for the 0-6 Titans, and Young got the news from his coach in the morning. Fisher insists it was an organizational decision resulting from the team’s winless start and that he won’t play musical chairs with the position.

“We’re in a unique situation right now. We haven’t won a game. We wouldn’t be having this conversation if we were 3-3,” Fisher said.

That means Young will start Sunday against Jacksonville (3-3), the team that helped send him to the bench in the 2008 opener by picking him off twice and spraining his knee. Collins has started 20 of the 21 games since then.



BROWNS: Tired of seeing their team lose, some Cleveland fans are fighting back.

Hoping to make a statement to protest the NFL team’s abysmal record - this season and since the team returned in 1999 - some Browns backers are encouraging fans to walk in late to the Nov. 16 home game against Baltimore.

Two longtime season-ticket holders came up with the idea after Sunday’s 31-3 loss to Green Bay.

They are hoping the temporarily empty seats for a nationally televised Monday night game will send a message to owner Randy Lerner that they want a better product on the field.

SEAHAWKS: Lofa Tatupu has become the latest Seattle star to go on the injured reserve list.

A team spokesman said the three-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker was having surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle in Alabama. Tatupu traveled there to consult with noted specialist Dr. James Andrews.

GIANTS: Backup running back Ahmad Bradshaw will continue to play despite having a cracked bone in his right foot.

The third-year running back disclosed the injury a day after going to North Carolina to be examined by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.

VIKINGS: Rookie receiver and return man Percy Harvin did not practice because of illness.

Coach Brad Childress did not specify the illness, but Harvin has had trouble with migraine headaches this season. Childress says he is hopeful that Harvin will return to practice Friday, two days before the game at Green Bay.

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