Veteran Matt Cassel to start for Titans with Mariota out (The Associated Press)

Veteran quarterback Matt Cassel has been lobbying coaches to keep the Tennessee offense the same as it has been with Marcus Mariota behind center. ”I’ve been learning about the zone read all year,” Cassel said Wednesday. With Mariota breaking his right fibula in last week’s 38-17 loss to Jacksonville, that means Cassel will make his first start of his 12th NFL season in the Titans’ season finale on Sunday against the Houston Texans.