2009 Free Agency-Tight End

The Tennessee Titans have a tough decision coming up before free agency starts at the end of February. Do they use their franchise tag on TE Bo Scaife if they can't sign him to an extension?

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Tight Ends Who Should Get Starter Consideration

Owen Daniels/Houston Texans/RFA - He's having a breakout season and the former fourth-round pick out of the 2006 draft should get at least a first-round tender from Houston.

Bo Scaife/Tennessee Titans/UFA - Tennessee has a run based offense, but when they throw it, there's a good chance it's going Scaife's way. He's having a breakout season and should receive significant interest in free agency. He probably fits best in a West Coast offense because of his athleticism and movement skills.

L.J. Smith/Philadelphia Eagles/UFA - The former second-round pick out of the 2003 draft has been somewhat of a disappointment. However, because of the lack of available veteran talent, Smith could still receive a decent of interest in free agency.


Others Who Could Find Interest For Backup Purposes

Jim Kleinsasser/Minnesota Vikings/UFA - He's only known for one thing and he's perhaps one of the best at that in the league--blocking in the run and passing game. Because of that, the former second-round pick out of the 1999 draft could receive a decent amount of interest next year in free agency.

Leonard  Pope/Arizona Cardinals/RFA - He's been a mild disappointment but it's not all his fault. The former third-round pick out of the 2006 draft isn't going to receive a lot of attention in Arizona's passing game considering what the high-end talent the team has at the receiver position. Pope could receive as high as a third-round tender because he's a decent blocker.

Jerramy Stevens/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/UFA - The troubled but talent player has put together a decent season but off the field issues over his career could curtail any serious interest.

Bubba Franks/New York Jets/UFA - He's a solid blocking tight end who will receive interest as a No. 2 tight end.


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