The Tennessee Titans will honor slain former quarterback Steve McNair by wearing a No. 9 decal on their helmets this season, starting with this weekend's Hall of Fame Game against the Buffalo Bills.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday the league found it
appropriate to approve the team's 1¼-inch decal in memory of McNair, who was killed July 4. McNair played 11 seasons with the Titans and led the team to the 2000 Super Bowl.
The news first was reported by The Tennessean of Nashville.
McCarthy said Titans coaches and sideline personnel also will have the option to wear a No. 9 lapel pin.