Collins able to back up Titans rookie QB Smith

Kerry Collins is active for the Titans and will back up rookie QB Rusty Smith, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Texans.

Collins had been listed as questionable because of a calf injury. The Titans lost regular starter Vince Young for the season last week after he injured a thumb against the Texans.

The Titans’ defense will take a hit with DT Jason Jones and DE Dave Ball unable to play because of knee injuries.

Full inactives list:

Titans
Chris Simms (No. 3 QB)
WR Kenny Britt
DB Robert Johnson
LB David Thornton
OT Troy Kropog
WR Lavelle Hawkins
DT Jason Jones
DE Dave Ball

Texans
Matt Leinart (No. 3 QB)
CB Brice McCain
LB Xavier Adibi
G Kasey Studdard
DT Malcolm Sheppard
DE Jesse Nading
TE Owen Daniels
WR David Anderson

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