Young Sidelined as Redskins Topple Titans

Pro Bowl QB violated team rules; sits out preseason opener
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:24 AM CDT
Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young watches from the sidelines as his team plays the Washington Redskins in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Aug....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Titans chief Jeff Fisher tested out a new spot for his star QB in the preseason opener against Washington: the bench. Pro Bowler Vince Young was moored for violating an unspecified team rule, putting Kerry Collins and Tim Rattay in charge of Tennessee's offense last night. Neither backup could find the end zone, and the Titans fell 14-6.

Tennessee's two field goals almost proved enough, but Washington scored twice in the final 1:14, on a one-yard rush followed hard upon by a fumble recovery in the end zone. The Tennessean reports that Young spent the night at home instead of a hotel, a violation of a rule for young players. But Fisher says he'll start this Friday's game against a vaunted New England squad.