Jags' Mathis ruled out against Titans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis won't play Sunday at Tennessee because of a broken finger.

Mathis, who broke a bone in his left index finger Oct. 18 against St. Louis, was ruled out Friday by coach Jack Del Rio. The news wasn't a surprise because Mathis didn't practice all week and was in a cast. He had surgery last week to insert a screw in his finger and never sounded optimistic he would return against the Titans.

Backup cornerback and kick returner Brian Witherspoon (hamstring) also was ruled out.

Mathis holds the franchise record with 27 interceptions, including two this season. The Jaguars (3-3) will start either Scott Starks or Tyron Brackenridge opposite rookie Derek Cox.