It’s rare for there to be so many starting quarterback jobs up in the air this late in the week due to do injuries. Let’s take a spin around the league after Thursday’s practices.
Tennessee: Vince Young sat out practice Thursday with a knee injury, while Kerry Collins returned to work. Jeff Fisher has made it sound like Young will start this week, but he may have been trying to send mixed signals to the Eagles. (Of course, Andy Reid may be doing the same thing.)
Young is “day to day” but improving. His practice availability Friday will tell us our answer, but it’s starting to look like a Collins week.
Jacksonville: David Garrard (concussion) and Trent Edwards (thumb) both missed their second straight day of practice. Todd Bouman, officially signed Wednesday, is in line to start with Patrick Ramsey backing him up. In four days the Jaguars have gone from first place to rather hopeless-looking.
Oakland: Raiders coach Tom Cable says his quarterback spot may be a “game-time decision.” Bruce Gradkowski didn’t do much at practice for a second straight day, according to the Oakland Tribune. Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller split up much of the work. It appears Campbell is likely to start, but he will possibly be on a short leash.
UPDATE: So much for that. Boller looks more likely to start because Campbell doesn’t look healthy, despite splitting work at practice.
“[Campbell] could go back, call plays and throw it but to be able to run and do
the things he’s got to be able to do, it’d be pretty iffy,” Cable said Thursday via Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.