It didn’t take long for Kyle Vanden Bosch to find a pursuer in free agency.
His old defensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans, Jim Schwartz, arrived in Nashville at the defensive end’s house to make a pitch for Vanden Bosch to join him with the Detroit Lions. According to a league source, there appears to be a chance that the sides could agree to a deal soon.
Bosch and Kevin Mawae should garner the most early interest on the market among the Titans available. In addition to the Lions, Seattle, Jacksonville, Chicago, Philadelphia and possibly New Orleans also are believed to have Vanden Bosch on their radar as well.
The Titans themselves were quiet in the early hours of free agency as the market heated up for the top players available.
Mawae, 39, could bolster a contender in need of help on the offensive line.
Meanwhile, the Titans continue to talk with tight end Alge Crumpler about a return.
His agent, Butch Williams, indicated that Tennessee would still appear to be the most likely destination for the veteran tight end who helped bolster the running game.
“We haven’t gotten anything done yet, but he’s not necessarily heading out [to the market],” Williams said.
The other intriguing name on the Titans free agent list is linebacker Keith Bulluck, who likely will have to wait until he shows that his surgically repaired left knee is healthy, something that could take some time, and perhaps even boost the Titans’ chances of re-signing him.
The other four Titans free agents – Nick Harper, Jevon Kearse, Rod Hood and Kevin Kaesviharn – are not likely to be signed by any team during the first wave of free agency.