The Tennessee Titans have placed starting C Eugene Amano (shoulder/neck) on injured reserve, a source confirmed. The move was actually turned into the NFL’s personnel office on Monday.
Amano was injured during last week’s loss to the visiting Indianapolis Colts. Backup C Fernando Velasco, who replaced him, is expected to start. Velasco, who the Titans signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008, made one start earlier this season in place of Amano.
To replace Amano on the 53-man roster, the Titans signed DT Malcolm Sheppard from the Houston Texans practice squad.
-- Adam Caplan