The Tennessee Titans and the agent for defensive tackle Tony Brown continue to negotiate a long-term extension, but might not have it completed by Friday’s deadline for free agency.
Agent Martin Magid met with Titans senior director of football administration Vin Marino on Friday evening at the NFL Combine to discuss contract negotiations. Magid indicated in a text message that a deal might not be done before Friday’s deadline.
Brown is scheduled to be a restricted free agent with five accrued seasons, and because he entered the league as an undrafted free agent, the Titans will likely have to put either a first or second-round tender on Brown, who is coming off a career-high five sacks and had three forced fumbles this year.
The first-round tender is worth $2.621 million, while the second-round tender is for $1.809 million.
After bouncing around the league, spending short stints with the Carolina Panthers (twice), the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins, Brown joined the Titans in 2006 during the time Albert Haynesworth was serving a five-game suspension.
Brown then became a starter at left defensive tackle in 2007 and moved to right defensive tackle last season after Haynesworth departed as a free agent.