Titans look to have no Hope against Ravens

The Tennessee Titans won't have any Hope this Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens come to town.

But they will have a Babineaux.

Chris Hope, who has started 49 straight games and missed only five games since joining the Titans in 2006, likely won't be in the starting lineup due to a shoulder injury suffered last week against Jacksonville. He did not practice all week as the shoulder was dislocated.

So in his place comes veteran Jordan Babineaux, who joined the team as a free agent soon after the lockout ended.

“I'll be very disappointed. I pride myself on being durable,” Hope said. “The only games I've ever missed in my career was because of my neck. I've never had a habit of missing practices or games. But this is a physical game and in order for me to be the best at my game, I have to be 100 percent."

Coach Mike Munchak indicated that would be held out this week in order to regain strength in the shoulder.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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