Tennessee Titans 24, Arizona Cardinals 10
Titans quarterback Vince Young guided a pair of scoring drives…Titans third-round wide receiver Damian Williams will be given every opportunity to win the return job…Titans defensive end Jason Babin continues to impress ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky.
The Cardinals will have hard time finding positives from last night’s loss, writes Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic…Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt expects Larry Fitzgerald to be ready for the season-opener…ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that Matt Leinart has a big target on his back, but Derek Anderson lacks the accuracy to hit it. (Good one, Mike!)
NFL News and Notes
New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross has plantar fasciitis, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg isn’t concerned about the offensive line.
Washington Redskins safety Reed Doughty is expected to start while Kareem Moore is out with a knee injury.
Dallas Cowboys first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant ran and cut for the first time spraining his ankle on July 30.
New Orleans Saints running backs Ladell Betts and DeShawn Wynn are competing for the fourth running back spot.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Kareem Huggins deserves a longer look, writes Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg Times.
Rookie free agent offensive lineman Mark Ortmann signed with the Atlanta Falcons.
Carolina Panthers second-round quarterback Jimmy Clausen was held out of practice on Monday with a toe injury.
Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas returned to practice on Monday.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice will likely need surgery on his hip, reports Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.
Green Bay Packers first-round offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga has a hip flexor injury that knocked him out of Monday’s practice.
Newly signed Chicago Bears quarterback Todd Collins is confident he’ll pick up Mike Martz’s system.
St. Louis Rams first-round quarterback Sam Bradford will start on Thursday night against New England.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times looks at how the Seattle Seahawks went from conference heavyweight to starting over in just a few short years.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Travis LaBoy excelled against the Minnesota Vikings.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Chaz Schilens may need knee surgery.
The San Diego Chargers offensive line is on a mission, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway weighs in on Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Maurice Leggett’s neck injury is not career-threatening, head coach Todd Haley said.
The Houston Texans hope to use the final two pre-season games to address the remaining items on their “To-Do” list.
Jacksonville Jaguars senior vice president of sales & marketing Macky Weaver are on track to avoid blackouts for their first five home games.
Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders is working his way into playing shape.
Cincinnati Bengals fourth-round defensive tackle Geno Atkins is earning himself playing time in the regular season, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Quarterback and the secondary are the biggest improvements for the Cleveland Browns in Eric Mangini’s second season, writes Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
For health reasons, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark won’t play in Denver, giving Will Allen a chance to start.
Baltimore Ravens second-round linebacker Sergio Kindle will be in town for a medical evaluation next week.
Miami Dolphins tight ends are showing signs of their 2008 form, writes David Neal of the Miami Herald.
The New York Jets and Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold have agreed on a seven-year, $55 million contract extension, The Star-Ledger reports.
Free agent tight end J.P. Foschi signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
The New England Patriots offensive line is undergoing its biggest personnel change since 2006, writes Monique Walker of the Boston Globe.
Today’s NFL birthdays: Ravens defensive lineman Brandon McKinney (27) and offensive lineman Joe Reitz (25), Texans tight end Derek Fine (27) and running back Arian Foster (24), Patriots second-round linebacker Jermaine Cunningham (22), Giants linebacker Michael Boley (28), Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb (26), Seahawks rookie long-snapper Clint Gresham (24), Buccaneers safety Sabby Piscatelli (27), free agent offensive tackles Levi Jones (31) and Cliff Louis (26), punter David King (26), and wide receiver Nate Swift (25).