Young strained his right quadriceps in last week's 13-10 loss at
Tampa Bay when he scrambled for a 2-yard gain and was pushed out of
bounds by defensive tackle Jovan Haye in the third quarter.
Young practiced for the first time this week on Friday, but only
worked with the scout team.
Two hours before Sunday's game, Young was taking snaps in shorts
and a T-shirt. He made short drops and simple throws as coach Jeff
Fisher and the Titans' training staff watched him carefully.
Collins, in his 13th season, was going to make his first start
since Sept. 24, 2006, in Tennessee's 13-10 loss at Miami.
Last week, Collins completed 10 of 20 passes for 125 yards in
place of Young, but was mostly ineffective until he engineered an
86-yard drive that resulted in a game-tying touchdown run from
Young's absence was a disappointment to fans on both sides. The
Houston native led Texas to the 2005 national championship and
Texans fans are still upset that the hometown franchise passed on
Young and drafted defensive end Mario Williams two years ago.
Cameras flashed and fans cheered as Young ran onto the field an
hour before kickoff. He waved to fans in the corner of the end zone
where he ran for the game-winning touchdown in last year's 26-20
victory over Houston.