The Atlanta Falcons released Alge Crumpler on February 15. As a vocal supporter of Michael Vick and outspoken critic of his coaches, the four-time All-Pro tight end may have worn out his welcome in Atlanta as the team tries to rebuild from a disasterous 2007.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Crumpler would count $5.1 million against the salary cap next season. The franchise may have determined that a 30-year old player recovering from a knee injury was no longer worth the investment.
Nevertheless, the Titans should sign Crumpler now. He recently turned 30, but he can offer experience and depth at the tight end position. Physically, he’s more suited to be a starter than Bo Scaife, who might be better served as a number two TE or an an H-Back.
UPDATE: This article confirms the Titans are officially interested in signing Alge Crumpler. Tennessee has lots of competition, according to Crumpler’s agent James Williams. Williams says eleven teams have contact him about Crumpler.