Schwartz in Nashville; Lions frontrunner for Vanden Bosch

Friday, March 5, 2010 at 1:00am

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.


3 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 3/5/10 at 7:05

Why would Vanden Bosch even consider Detroit? The Lions are something like 4-38.
They went 0-16, 2 years ago. The fans have headed for the hills.
Detroit, MI is arguably the worst city to live in in the USA. Murder, rape, robbery.
Nashville, Tenn. is Shangrila compared to Detroit.
Maybe as a Tiger, but a Lion?
Make my point yet?

By: titan48 on 3/5/10 at 8:09

There are several smaller towns around Detroit that are not thug infested, and other than the long winters would be great places to live.

By: wayneCaluger on 3/5/10 at 9:52

The Lions are not the only team interested per reports. Others included in the article are the Saints, Eagles and Bears. So there are perhaps better choices location wise but not sure who will put the best money offer on the table.

I felt all along that both the Saints (Greg Williams) and Lions (Jim Schwartz) would be in the hunt for both Bulluck and Bosch.

For an owner stating he wants to go back to the Super Bowl he seems lacking at putting his money where his mouth is.