INDIANAPOLIS — The Tennessee Titans finally reached out to the agent for linebacker Keith Bulluck here at the NFL Combine, but that shouldn’t necessarily be regarded as a sign of a return to Nashville for the 10-year veteran.
Gary Wichard, who represents Bulluck, said Thursday he spoke to Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt about the veteran linebacker's impending free agency.
“Mike called me and left a message, and I returned his call,” Wichard said. “We’re going to keep the lines of communication open. Right now, the Titans are one of 32, and that’s the extent of it. I never put any percentages on anything.”
Bulluck is still expected to enter the market when the free-agent period opens on March 5.
Bulluck had started 127 consecutive games for the Titans before suffering a torn ACL against the Miami Dolphins. Bulluck is currently rehabbing the injury in hopes of being back by the time training camp opens, no matter what team he might be playing for.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher had said at season’s end he would like to have Bulluck back to finish his career in Tennessee, but there have been no negotiations between the two sides in that regard.
The Titans made a similar gesture last week with defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, calling to voice some interest as the free agent process begins.
Long-time Titans scout C.O. Brocato will be honored Friday by the Fritz Pollard Alliance as its Scout of the Year. Brocato, who has been with the Titans organizaiton for 36 years, currently serves as the club's national supervisor of college scouting.
Brocato, 80, will receive the award on Friday morning.
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