Titans, Blakley continue to talk; Brown draws interest from Texans

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12:40pm

Tight end Dwayne Blakley, who visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, appears to be a strong candidate to fill the team’s third tight end role behind recently signed Alge Crumpler and Bo Scaife.

Blakley’s agent Gary Glick indicated Wednesday that the one-time Titans practice squad player is a possibility to land back with the team, but that other teams are interested as well in pursuing the Atlanta Falcons free agent.

“Dwayne wants to go somewhere where he can fit in and compete for some playing time,” Glick said. “He is good friends with Alge Crumpler as well. He had a very good visit there, and there appears to be interest on their part.”

Glick indicated that he and Titans officials could talk again today regarding the tight end, who was with the team in training camp in 2004 and played well before being released in final cuts.

Blakley, who had played in NFL Europe under the auspices of the Titans in the spring of 2004, caught seven passes in 12 games for the Falcons last year.

TEXANS HOST BROWN: Meanwhile, Titans running back Chris Brown was on his way Wednesday to visit with the Titans’ AFC South rivals, the Houston Texans. Brown, who re-signed with Tennessee last season after the team needed a veteran running back, appears to be a good fit in Houston.

“The Texans have switched to a zone blocking scheme, and we feel like that Chris fits that type of system very well,” agent Wynn Silberman said. “We are entertaining this situation with the Texans very seriously. It would be a good fit for him.”

Also, the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have shown interest in the former 1,000-yard rusher. Silberman also indicated that he and Brown had not closed the door completely on Tennessee.

HACKETT UPDATE: Wide receiver D.J. Hackett, whom the Titans had on their radar, but have yet to schedule a visit with, will visit with Washington Redskins today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday and Carolina Panthers on Friday, according to Scout.com.

With the Titans having signed Justin McCareins, their interest in Hackett is likely over.

WILSON WATCH: Safety Eugene Wilson, a free agent from the New England Patriots, continues to be on the open market, and the Titans could still be in the mix.

The sides were believed to be a part on money, but agent James Sims said money does not appear to be an issue with Tennessee.

“I don’t think money’s an issue at this point,” Sims told The City Paper on Wednesday.

Wilson started just six games for the Patriots last season and could be looking to find a place where he would be a clear starter. The Titans have said they view Wilson as a third cornerback, nickelback and/or insurance at safety if Chris Hope has issues returning from a neck injury.

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By: jwk6179 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I say GOOD RIDDANCE on Chris Brown. He has never spent a season without missing several games due to injuries. This even goes back to his college days. When he was healthy, he would have a good game and then dissappear for several games, just like the Jacksonville game to open the season where he rushed for 170 yds and then not even gain half that ammount the next three games combined. The Titans are fools if they bring him back again this season.