Coach Jeff Fisher said there was a possibility that Young could practice on Thursday.
“He’s much better. He didn’t practice today, but we’re hopeful to get him back on the field tomorrow,” Fisher said.
Young missed the Titans' win over Philadelphia with a sprained left knee and ankle. He returned before the bye against San Diego, but re-injured the ankle in the fourth quarter and gave way to Collins.
“Vince is still day-to-day and we'll see how the rest of the week shakes out,” Collins said.
If Collins has to take the snaps, his history with Moss in Oakland in 2005 could help accelerate the receiver's indoctrination into the offense.
“It definitely helps. I feel like we have a good rapport,” Collins said. “There are some things that obviously we have some history of doing together. Regardless of what the terminology is, it's the same thing. I know what he can do. I've seen it firsthand. That's an exciting prospect for me, and I know Vince feels the same way.”
Fisher also said that defensive tackle Tony Brown, who has not played or practiced since the Oct. 18 victory in Jacksonville, might be able to practice on Thursday as well.
Receiver Kenny Britt has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury that TitanInsider reported could keep him out for 6-8 weeks.
Cornerback Ryan Mouton was also listed on the injury report with a hamstring injury that kept him out of the San Diego game. Mouton practiced on Wednesday.
Running back Chris Johnson (thigh) also practiced.