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Thornton, Harper, Ball among Titans' injured starters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans could be without as many as seven players Sunday for their regular-season finale against the Indianapolis Colts.

Week 17 injuries

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Linebacker David Thornton (hip), cornerback Nick Harper (groin) and defensive end Dave Ball (back) all will be doubtful after not practicing Wednesday or Friday. Titans players had Christmas Day off.

Additionally, running back LenDale White didn't practice all week because of illness and will be questionable for the game. The Titans also declared three injured players -- defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (groin), defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (knee) and center Kevin Mawae (elbow) -- as out.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said all three quarterbacks -- Kerry Collins, Vince Young and Chris Simms -- could see action this week.

The Titans are expected to rest plenty of players Sunday because they already have locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. The Colts have sewn up the No. 5 spot.

Meanwhile Friday, the NFL fined Pro Bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan $10,000 for grabbing the open part of the helmet in tackling a player last week in the Titans' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Finnegan was flagged on the play for a personal foul, and it's the second straight week that he has been fined by the league.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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