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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Simms will back up Collins vs. Jaguars

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Good morning from LP Field, where it’s quite cold but early-morning flurries have ceased.

The biggest pregame development is the Titans’ backup situation: Chris Simms has been back in the league for only two weeks, but he will back up Kerry Collins who’s returning from his calf injury.

That doesn’t say a lot for the team’s impression of Rusty Smith out of his start last week. It could also be partly a function of the offensive coordinator situation. Quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains is expected to call plays for the first time ever. If offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, who began cancer treatment this week, is here, word is he will serve in an assistant capacity.

Here are all the inactives:

Jaguars: WR Mike Sims-Walker, WR Tiquan Underwood, CB Terrence Wheatley, FB Brock Bolen, DE Larry Hart, DT Leger Douzable, OT Kevin Haslam, OT Adam Terry.

Titans: QB Rusty Smith, WR Kenny Britt, CB Ryan Mouton, S Robert Johnson, LB David Thornton, OL Troy Kropog, WR Lavelle Hawkins, DT Sen'Derrick Marks.