National Football League roundup

Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:11pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt named rookie Zach Mettenberger the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans at LP Field.

Jake Locker has missed the past two games with a thumb injury, and the naming of Mettenberger could signal the end of Locker's days as the Titans' No. 1 quarterback.

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All signs point to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returning to the field for Sunday's game in London against the Atlanta Falcons.

Johnson missed the past two games because of an ankle injury, but after sprinting in the team's first workout in Bagshot, England, and then working agility drills on Wednesday, the All-Pro might be ready to go.

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Lions running back Reggie Bush sat out practice with an ankle injury, making his status questionable for Sunday's game.

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Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who has been sidelined since the first game with a knee injury, said he expects to return for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.   Continued...

Oct 12, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) warms up before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports