After months of no activity, the Tennessee Titans have finally reached out to the agent for Kyle Vanden Bosch regarding the free agent defensive end.
Tony Agnone, who represents Vanden Bosch, confirmed that Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt called him on Wednesday. The two sides had not had any talks regarding an extension for the veteran since before the 2009 season began.
“Mike called me and we visited,” Agnone said. “It was nice to talk to Mike, and he just wanted to let me know that he likes Kyle very much.”
Vanden Bosch, 31, had three sacks and two forced fumbles for the Titans in 2009, returning from an injury-plagued 2008 when a groin injury limited him to just 10 games.
The talks between Vanden Bosch and the Titans are very preliminary and exploratory at this juncture, and certainly there are no guarantees that serious talks will ensue, but Agnone said he was confident that the two sides would continue to talk as the free agency deadline of March 5 approaches.
“I’m sure we’ll have conversations,” Agnone said.
Agnone said he was not frustrated by the lack of activity that went on for months
“I never get frustrated by anything. I’ve been doing this for 32 years and you can pretty much read through the lines. You just do what you’ve got to do,” Agnone said.
Vanden Bosch, who came to Tennessee as a free agent on a one-year make-good deal in 2005, then signed a four-year extension after that season, has made three Pro Bowls in his time as a Titan. He was added to the Pro Bowl this year as an alternate this year after Indianapolis Colts selections Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis could not play because of the Super Bowl.
Vanden Bosch is one of 11 remaining unrestricted free agents on the Titans roster.
Tennessee re-signed guard Eugene Amano on Wednesday to a five-year contract worth $26.25 million. The Titans are negotiating with the agent for defensive tackle Tony Brown, who will be a restricted free agent, on an extension as well.