Titans safety Griffin misses first career game

Tennessee Titans free safety Michael Griffin is inactive for the

first time in his career with a right quadriceps injury, ending a

streak of 103 consecutive starts.

Griffin is a two-time Pro Bowl player and has started all but

seven times in seven seasons. Titans offensive tackle David Stewart

also is inactive with a shoulder injury Sunday against St.


The Rams are without running back Daryl Richardson, who had been

questionable with a foot injury. Shelley Smith started at right

guard in place of Harvey Dahl, out at least a few weeks with a knee


George Wilson started in place of Griffin, who had been

questionable and missed two days of practice. Stewart had also been


Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy started for the second

straight week in place of Moise Fokou (knee), who did not practice

all week.


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