View Full Version : Titans DE William Hayes sits against Steelers

09-19-2010, 11:10 AM
By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer 12 minutes ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)óTennessee defensive end William Hayes(notes) is missing a second straight game as the Titans give him one more week to heal his knee by deactivating him against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The Steelers already had announced left tackle Max Starks(notes) (ankle) and nose tackle Casey Hampton(notes) (hamstring) would not play. Jonathan Scott(notes) will start for Starks with Chris Hoke(notes) starting in Hamptonís spot. The Steelers also activated defensive tackle Steve McLendon(notes) after cutting Byron Leftwich(notes) to provide depth on a day with the temperature predicted to reach 90 degrees.

Hayes started 11 games last season. He sprained his right knee during training camp. He practiced Friday and said he would be ready against the Giants if he didnít play against Pittsburgh.