Wednesday, October 28, 2009
First Titans QB news: Booty on practice squad
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The quarterback news so far Wednesday from Tennessee isn’t about who will start Sunday in Jacksonville.
It’s that John David Booty, who tried out for Houston on Tuesday, became a member of the Titans’ practice squad.
The Titans are practicing right now. As they sort out first-team reps in a week when owner Bud Adams has reportedly instructed coach Jeff Fisher to start Young ahead of Kerry Collins, odds are they felt they needed scout-team assistance.
Fisher started the season with three quarterbacks on the roster, but the Titans cut Patrick Ramsey after three games.
Houston was likely updating contingency plans when it had Booty in for a look with a large group featuring quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends.
With Rex Grossman as the backup to Matt Schaub and No. 3 Dan Orlovsky in the first year of a lucrative deal, it’s hard to imagine the Texans making any changes at the position.
The Titans had made room for Booty Tuesday by cutting running back Lance Ball from the practice squad.
The other players Houston looked at: receiver Dallas Baker, tight end Carson Butler, receiver Patrick Carter, former Titans receiver Chris Davis, quarterback Bobby Reid and tight end Dezmond Sherrod.