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Collins will start finale against Colts

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Kerry Collins will remain as the starting quarterback in the season finale on Sunday in Indianapolis.

It could be Collins final start either as a Titan or perhaps even in the NFL after 16 seasons.

Collins, who became the 12th player to reach 40,000 yards passing in his career on Sunday's 34-14 loss at Kansas City, has not said whether or not he plans to play next season.

“As far as the quarterback is concerned, Kerry is going to finish. He deserved the opportunity to play. He's played through some obviously difficult situations yesterday,” Fisher said.

Fisher said Monday that he believes Collins, who turns 38 on Thursday, has enough left to play another season if he wants to.

“I think he does. He takes good care of himself,” Fisher said.

Collins is in the final year of the two-year, $15 million deal he signed before the 2009 season, and can be a free agent. Fisher said the quarterback situation, headlined by what the team will do with Vince Young, will be addressed after the season.

Asked if Collins could be back in Tennessee for another go-around, Fisher dodged the issue, saying, “We'll go into next year next year.”

As for Collins' milestone, Fisher was pleased that the veteran was able to achieve it.
“When it was brought to my attention earlier in the week, it's hard to imagine the company he was keeping. It was a tremendous group of quarterbacks, and it speaks volumes for his career,” he said. “He's been a good, solid quarterback for a number of years and to play in the conditions yesterday and with his hand the way it was, you've got to have a lot of respect for him. It is a tremendous accomplishment.”

Fisher said other changes could be made in the lineup for the final game, but that those would be discussed later in the week so those veterans affected can be notified of a change in their status.

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