Worried about Keith Bulluck signing somewhere else soon? Don't be: he's still in rehab for his knee, so no doctor would sign-off on the physical for a while. That means there's no huge immediate rush to make something happen from Keith's side or the Titans side until he can pass a physical. That makes me feel a little better.
Given that point, lets just hope the talks between K-Bull and the Titans aren't coming to a complete stop, stop... like in Gunman by supergroup Them Crooked Vultures! Who knew that apparently you have to get a bunch of legends together to make a straight rock n' roll record these days. Whatever it takes, I'm damned sure glad they did it.
Eight Titans in total are now free agents who can sign with any team they please, including Boom King, Kevin Mawae, Keith Bulluck, Nick Harper, Alge Crumpler, Rod Hood, Kevin Kaesviharn and Nick Harper. (in case you're wondering my opinion: meh, keep, keep, ditch, keep, keep, ditch, ditch like hell)
Follow us through the jump for much, much more on free agency possibilities and where Cromatrtie ended up...
The last deal the Titans made before the opening of free agency was a two year extension for trusted long snapper Ken Amato, which I definitely approve of. I can't think of the last time Amato seriously botched a snap, and that's all the endorsement I need to keep him in the fold.
Jim Wyatt goes to bat for his boy, KVB, saying that he deserved better than the cold shoulder the Titans have shown him over the past few months. I know I've made that same statement about Bulluck, but the difference is that KB has still been insanely productive (KVB hasn't been in 2 years) and Bulluck has been here twice as long. I think we all knew that KVB was only coming back if there was a complete lack of interest out there, but it looks like for the second year in a row Schwartz is making it a priority to snatch-up the guys who got him the Lions job in the first place.
McCormick handicaps the Titans' free agents chance of returning. All you really need to know is that K-Bull clocks-in at 20% :~( .
Apparently the Ravens are terrified that Derrick Mason (gramsey's favorite ex-Titan) wants to return home and rejoin the Titans. I hadn't really thought of it, but he'd make a solid option next to Kenny Britt, and might let Britt focus more on down the field routes.
Forget your dreams of a LenDale for Cromatrtie trade: the Jets landed the mercurial, notoriously soft CB last night by trading a 3rd round pick.
PFW takes a look at whether KVB can retain his status as an impact DE after two years lost to injury and ineffectiveness. The real answer is probably not, but if he can stay healthy and land in a spot where he's got Pro Bowl caliber talent next to him he'll help someone.
Don Banks looks at where the top free agents should sign, and he pegs us as the best landing spot for Texans CB Dunta Robinson. I'd be all for that, as it seems like a lot of his declining play over the past year or two stem from his intense unhappiness with how the front office handled his contract situation. You sign him here and that wouldn't be an issue anymore.
Have a great weekend!