NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans have placed
starting center Eugene Amano on injured reserve because of a neck
The Titans made the move Tuesday when players returned from a
weekend off. Amano moved from left guard to center this season, and
he had started all 13 games for an offense ranked 28th in total
yards and 14th in rushing offense.
The move likely means Fernando Velasco will replace Amano the
rest of the season. Velasco started at Dallas at left guard but
moved over to center in that game when Amano got hurt.
The Titans also signed defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard from
the Texans' practice squad. Sheppard played for Houston in one game
this season. He had 9½ sacks in 38 starts in college at Arkansas.