Agent: Hopkins may be cut by Titans

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 1:00am

Posted: February 28, 12:58 p.m. CST
Are Brad Hopkins� days as a Tennessee Titan over?

Hopkins� agent Mark Bartelstein told The City Paper this morning that he believes they are.

�Some of it depends on what happens with the collective bargaining agreement. But their cap situation is not good, and even though Brad loves it there and loves the coaches, my gut feeling right now tells me, he�ll probably be on the market,� Bartelstein said.

Hopkins is the franchise�s most tenured player, having spent 13 years with the Oilers/Titans and is one of only two players remaining from the team�s days in Houston.

�Brad would love to finish his career there, but his contract has been redone so many times, it would be tough to get a deal done,� Bartelstein said.

Hopkins was a first-round pick of the then-Oilers in 1993 and has been a starter since early in his rookie year. Last year, the Titans drafted tackle Michael Roos, who started at right tackle last year, to be Hopkins� eventual successor.

Hopkins is due a $5 million roster bonus added to his contract in 2005, and has a base salary of $4.25 million for 2006, as well as old prorated bonus money in the deal.

For more, see Wednesday�s City Paper.

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