INDIANAPOLIS — Tight end Alge Crumpler played a big role in the Tennessee Titans strong rushing attach this season.
Now, Coach Jeff Fisher said he hopes to retain the veteran with a new contract that would allow him to retire as a Titan.
“Alge was a tremendous part of our run game and our passing game. There’s no question we’d like to give him an opportunity to finish his career with us,” Fisher said.
Crumpler, 32, caught 27 passes for 222 yards, but more importantly was the Titans primary run-blocking tight end and part of a group that helped Chris Johnson run for 2,006 yards in 2009.
Fisher also said he sees Jared Cook, a second-round pick last year, as playing a much bigger role in the offense this year. The Titans also have Bo Scaife, who is a restricted free agent, and Craig Stevens.
Fisher also indicated the Titans have some interest in re-signing cornerback Rod Hood, a midseason pickup who had three interceptions in limited time filling in for Nick Harper this past season.
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