Tight end Alge Crumpler and his agent James Williams have stated all along that he would love to be back with the Tennessee Titans.
But it appears the club could have some competition for his services. A league source confirmed that Crumpler visited with the New England Patriots on Monday.
Williams could not be reached for comment.
Crumpler, 32, in his two seasons with the Titans has been the team’s primary run-blocking tight end, and also totaled 27 receptions in 2009 for 222 yards. He was part of the team’s run-blocking attack that helped Chris Johnson reach the 2,000-yard plateau last season.
Crumpler could be a good fit for the Patriots, who are short-handed at the tight end position with Benjamin Watson a free agent and having just released Chris Baker.
The Titans are in an unusual situation at tight end as well, with Crumpler being unrestricted and Bo Scaife holding a restricted free agent first-round tender that is for $4.9 million because of him having worn the franchise tag last season.