Crumpler will leave Titans for Patriots

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 6:30pm

Alge Crumpler’s time as a Tennessee Titan is over.

The City Paper first reported that the unrestricted free agent was to close to signing an agreement with the New England Patriots, citing league sources. The deal will be officially consummated sometime next week, but the tight end and the Patriots have agreed to terms on a contract. The Boston Globe is also reporting that Crumpler will sign with the Pats.

The Patriots have been desperate for help at the tight end position, having lost Ben Watson to the Cleveland Browns and releasing Chris Baker this off-season.

Crumpler’s agent James “Butch” Williams said Thursday that no deal has been signed with any team.

Crumpler was a player the Titans had hoped to keep during this off-season, as he was a valuable contributor as a run blocking tight end, and also caught 27 passes for the 222 yards this past season and one touchdown.

The Titans’ need for adding a tight end was lessened somewhat when Bo Scaife signed his one-year tender offer of $4.9 million earlier in the week. The Titans also have Jared Cook, who like Scaife, is primarily a receiving tight end and Craig Stevens, who will inherit the primary blocking tight end role if Crumpler departs.

Crumpler joined the Titans in 2007 after being released by the Atlanta Falcons.

In two seasons in Tennessee, Crumpler had 51 pass receptions for 479 yards.


5 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 3/18/10 at 5:45

If there is anyone I want to see leave this team it is Alge (fumble) Crumpler. I will always remember Crumpler and Del Greco for their contribution to the mediocrity of the Oilers/Titans franchise.

By: clsand99 on 3/18/10 at 6:45

Del Greco? Dude, he missed one field goal. Get over it already.

By: TITAN1 on 3/18/10 at 7:38

clsand99, some people do not want to remember all the good Al did. My wife wore his jersey proudly and we still have it and he did sign it.

By: TitansFan035 on 3/19/10 at 7:17

Crumpler, made a great decision!! Up in New England, there is a guaranteed that he will go to a playoff or a superbowl. In Nashville no one knows for sure it could be another 8-8 or worst!

By: wayneCaluger on 3/19/10 at 9:38

Del Greco? Dude, he missed one field goal. May have missed one very important one but far more than that. While a great guy he was not one of the best and his leg had given out towards the end. 2000- 27 of 33, 1999- 21 of 25, 1998-36 of 39, 1997-27 of 35, 1996-32 of 38. Lowest percentages-1987 50.0%, 1988-57.1%, 1986 & 1990-63.0%, 1989-69.2 % with 5 seasons in the 70% range and a career average of 77.3%,making 347 of 449 attempts.

Like I said he was a great guy and should have retired on his own after 18 seasons in the NFL.

Alge (fumble) Crumpler not the greatest pair if hands and was surprised when they picked him up from the Falcons and was surprised the Titans wasted time in re-signing him if they didn't care. They said they wanted not for his hands but blocking.