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Titans Ink Kerry Collins Through 2011

Feb 27, 2009 – 4:35 PM
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This morning the Titans and Kerry Collins were "far apart" on a new contract and the team was ramping up efforts to re-sign their other backup, Chris Simms.

This afternoon NFL Network's Adam Schefter reported that the two sides are now very much on the same page -- Collins has agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with $8.5 million guaranteed. Not necessarily earth-shattering news, as head coach Jeff Fisher indicated several times this offseason that the team would like to have Collins back as its starter.

Now that the deal's done, questions again turn to Vince Young's future. Late last season owner Bud Adams declared that VY was still in the team's plans, but didn't go into specifics.

On the upside: now that Collins is under contract through 2011, Simms will probably sign elsewhere so the No. 2 job is all Vince's. It's not much, but it's better than going from rookie Pro Bowler to fourth-year player who can't beat out a 36 year old or a guy without a spleen.

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