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- Sep 30, 2004
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By Gannett News Sources/The Daily News Journal
he Titans made their first big move in free agency Sunday by agreeing to terms with former Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler, sources familiar with the situation said.
An announcement could come as early today, barring any last-minute complications.
Crumpler, a four-time Pro Bowl player, visited with the Titans last month, and his agent remained in contact with the team since then. Crumpler also visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.
In recent days, talks between the Titans and Crumpler picked up and the two sides were able to agree to terms on a two-year deal worth just more than $5 million, including a $1 million signing bonus. Other details still have to be worked out before the deal becomes official, though Crumpler is expected to travel to Nashville to sign.
Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt could not be reached for comment Sunday. Agent James Williams acknowledged he talked with Reinfeldt on Sunday and sounded optimistic.
“Alge is intrigued with the Titans’ situation and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if he picks the Titans,’’ Williams said. “I’m guardedly optimistic.’’
If healthy, Crumpler is expected to bring an extra dimension to a Titans’ offense that’s so far made no other additions in free agency. Reinfeldt said last week the team is satisfied with Crumpler’s physical condition after giving him a physical during his visit to Baptist Sports Park, although others in the organization remain concerned about his troublesome knee.
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