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Seahawks Lose Out to Titans for TE Crumpler

While it just seemed like Friday the Hawks were on the verge of landing former Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler, Sunday the team got some bad news as it was announced that he had agreed to terms with the Titans, the other team that was making strong overtures to grab him.  Friday Crumpler’s agent told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that his client was close to signing with the Hawks, in the end, it was not meant to be.

So why the change?  Likely it came down to the one thing that players like best – money.  The Titans had plenty of money under the cap to give Crumpler what he was looking for, which was a deal worth about $4 mil per season.  It was that money that took a few other teams out of the bidding, including the Carolina Panthers.  Crumpler should have a lot of gas left in the tank, as he is only 31, giving him a few more solid years at the TE spot.

Crumpler last season caught 42 passes for 444 yards and five TD’s.  In his career he has averaged 45 catches per season and has a career 35 touchdowns.  He should add a solid boost to the Titans passing game, as he can stretch the field and make big plays for a TE listed at 262 pounds.

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