Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that he expects Vince Young to return to the Titans' starting lineup against the Raiders this week.
Young missed Sunday's victory against the Texans with a sore right quadriceps, which he suffered against Tampa Bay on Oct. 14.
"It was a very clear-cut decision we had to make,'' Fisher said, according to the Tennessean. "Now we have moved forward and said, 'OK, you have healed up to the point where you can go, so we expect you to take all the reps on the practice field and we'll put this behind you.'''
The Titans did not push Young in a pre-game workout Sunday. Kerry Collins, who started in place of Young, went 25 of 42 for 280 yards without an interception. But
without Young there to finish drives, the Titans went 2-for-9
inside the red zone, relying on kicker Rob Bironas to build their lead.
Bironas kicked an NFL-record eight field goals, including the
game-winner as time expired, rallying the Titans for a
38-36 win over the Houston.
Fisher said Monday that the Titans will ease Young back into practice this week.
"We'll be wise about it, and we'll get him back on the practice field and work him into it,'' Fisher said, according to the Tennessean. "But I think two weeks will be sufficient from a healing standpoint to where he won't re-injure it.''
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.