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with all the buzz about Turner, I didn't see this posted. the deal is kind of sickening considering what we just paid for the Titan's back up.


Titans reach agreement with tight end Crumpler

By John Clayton


A late push by the Tennessee Titans was able to give Vince Young a big target, tight end Alge Crumpler, to help him be more efficient at quarterback.


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Crumpler agreed to a two-year deal that he plans to sign on Monday in Nashville, according to a source close to the situation.

According to the Nashville Tennessean, the deal will be worth $5 million and includes a $1 million signing bonus.

In the final two days, Crumpler was talking to the Titans and the Seattle Seahawks, but Crumpler liked two things about the Titans. He thought Young mirrored some of the positive things he saw from Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. For Vick, Crumpler was a big target who could get open when Vick scrambled, and the tight end could offer the same target for Young.

Secondly, his wife liked what she saw of Nashville and how it would be a nice fit for their family.

Originally, Crumpler was thinking about signing with an NFC South team and having a chance to play the Falcons twice a year. Some of those teams weren't as aggressive in making him offers because they had concerns about his knees, though. The Titans didn't have such concerns and locked him up to a two-year contract Sunday evening.

John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

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Statick (3/3/2008)
Only a two-year deal? Hmmm....

Sounds like they're concerned with his durability. Just like the two-year deals we gave to Joey and Leftwich.

I'm afraid he isn't a good bet with his knees. It would be nice to see Alge retire soon enough so that he can have a relatively painfree retirement.

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