The Tennessee Titans will place a first-round tender on defensive tackle Tony Brown and continue to negotiate a long-term extension in the meantime for the defensive tackle.
“The talks are going well, but we are approaching a deadline, so they will put a first-round tender on Tony tomorrow,” agent Marty Magid told The City Paper on Wednesday. “I am still optimistic that we can work out something long-term in the near future.”
Brown's tender is for $2.621 million.
The Titans also gave tight end Bo Scaife, their franchise player from a year ago a $4.9 million first-round tender, as they had to give him a raise from a year ago when he made $4.46 million as the team’s franchise player. There is still the possibility the Titans could either trade Scaife or try to sign him to a long-term extension.
Middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch is also receiving a first-round tender from the Titans for $2.521 million, while defensive end Dave Ball was tendered at a second-round level, his agent confirmed. That offer is for $1.809 million.
The team will tender defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and running back LenDale White at the second-round level as well. Vickerson's tender is believed to be for $1.759 million. White, a second-round pick in 2006, could be for $1.176 million, the level of his original draft choice.
Amato back in the fold
The Tennessee Titans and long snapper Ken Amato agreed to a two-year extension on Wednesday that will keep him off the free agent market. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Amato has served as the Titans regular long snapper and as an emergency backup linebacker since joining the team in 2003.
“Ken said throughout the whole process that he wanted to stay in Tennessee, and the Titans wanted to keep him,” agent Bob Huebner said.
Amato is the third Titans unrestricted free agent to agree to a new contract, joining guard Eugene Amano and backup safety Donnie Nickey.