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Titans will start Hasselbeck at quarterback

Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, midnight

Coach Mike Munchak said veteran Matt Hasselbeck will be the starting quarterback Sunday when Tennessee visits Minnesota.

Munchak says Jake Locker will not dress while his injured left shoulder continues to heal. Locker dislocated his non-throwing shoulder for the second time in four games when sacked in last week’s 38-14 loss at Houston.

Munchak said Wednesday that Locker’s shoulder has not improved over the past day and remains just as sore.

The Titans (1-3) host Pittsburgh on Oct. 11, so they face a quick turnaround.

But the coach said whether Locker misses more than one start will depend on how quickly the quarterback recovers.

Holmes out for season

Santonio Holmes will miss the rest of this season with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, leaving the struggling New York Jets without their top offensive playmaker.

The Jets announced that Holmes, who will require surgery, was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The team signed free agent wide receiver and former Washington State standout Jason Hill to help replace him.

Around the league

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is questioning why he’s been fined $15,000 by the NFL for a roughing the passer penalty against New England’s Tom Brady. Williams intends to appeal the fine, questioning what he did wrong when attempting to make a tackle while Brady still had the ball … Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton is listed as questionable for tonight’s game at St. Louis even though he fully participated in the team’s last two practices. Kevin Kolb relieved the injured Skelton in the opener against Seattle and has led the Cardinals to a 4-0 start … The Chiefs put tight end Kevin Boss on injured reserve with a head injury after doctors determined they would not clear him to play the rest of the year. Boss signed a $9 million, three-year deal in the offseason.

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