TENNESSEE TITANS UPDATE 

lMCNAIR LIKELY TO WEAR SPLINT ON SORE FINGER...

According to Nashville Tennessean staff writer Jim Wyatt, Steve McNair will probably wear a splint on the ring finger of his throwing hand in tomorrow's game. He dislocated the finger during last Sunday's game at Indianapolis.

McNair said the finger's strength isn't great and it still hurts when he takes a direct snap, but he doesn't think his accuracy has been affected too much.

'I am throwing the ball pretty good,' McNair said. 'This is the only finger that I have on the white leather thread, it is the guide hand, so I have to make sure it is strong. Today was a good day. [The finger] kind of loosened up.'

Also of interest this week. ...

In an article published Thursday, SportsLine.com insider Pete Prisco reported that some who have studied Eddie George on film say he doesn't have it anymore. There were holes open against the Colts last week, but George didn't get through them like he once did.

"They opened and closed before he got through," an unnamed NFC personnel director told Prisco.

George has 88 yards on 35 carries for a 2.5 average. That average is lower than his previous low of 3.0 in 2001.

The difference is that George is healthy, which was supposed to make him revert to his Pro Bowl ways of earlier in his career. That hasn't been the case, and there is word in Nashville that rookie Chris Brown will get carries once he's healthy enough to play in his return from a hamstring injury.

And according to the Sporting News, Brown is expected to make his NFL debut this week. Brown is listed as questionable, but head coach Jeff Fisher lists everyone as questionable. The rookie returned to practice last week and should be ready to act as the Titans' No. 3 running back on Sunday.

And finally. ...

Frank Wycheck hasn't practiced since suffering a concussion -- his second since the beginning of training camp -- in the opener two weeks ago. And other than the fact he won't play this week, there isn't a much certainty surrounding his status in coming weeks.


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