Mawae still in wait-and-see mode

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:55pm

Kevin Mawae is generating some interest in the free agent market, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the 39-year-old center will find a new home soon.

“We’ve had several teams interested in Kevin, but he’s going to take his time in this process,” Mawae’s agent Mark Bartelstein said.

Mawae, who has made eight Pro Bowls in his 16-year career, is currently in Hawaii, according to Bartelstein, ironically the same location he was in when he signed with the Titans as a free agent in 2006.

When the Titans re-signed Eugene Amano last month, it likely closed any door Mawae had to return to Tennessee as a starter, because the team is eager to get Leroy Harris into the lineup on the offensive line. There is the possibility Amano would move to center with Harris sliding into Amano’s old left guard spot.

That said, the Titans remain interested in having Mawae back as a backup and for his leadership skills.

However, Mawae and Bartelstein still believe the veteran is a plenty capable starter and will continue to search for a starting role and weigh that against Mawae returning to Nashville, where he and his family have settled and enjoy living in the community.

Currently, the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins are two teams that are considered to be in possible need of help at the center position.