Titans suddenly down two centers

Amano, Matthews had been battling for starting role, but now are injured. Terry McCormick

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The Tennessee Titans had thrown a couple of positions - center and right guard - open for competition in training camp.

But after Thursday night's practice, the matter could be solved in a way the Titans never wanted it to be, according to

Both players who were in the battle at center are now injured. Incumbent starter Eugene Amano suffered a triceps injury on his right snapping arm and will have to be evaluated to determine the seriousness of the injury.

Meanwhile, Kevin Matthews, who was the chief challenger to Amano, is out after experiencing concussion-related symptoms when he reported for work Thursday. He will be evaluated day-to-day as a precaution.

That meant that Fernando Velasco, who had been competing with Leroy Harris for the right guard position, had to finish up practice and center, and depending upon the seriousness of the two injuries, could stay in the middle for the foreseeable future.

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