Odom will test free agent market; Titans still in mix

Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 3:26pm

Tennessee Titans defensive end Antwan Odom will test the free agent market when his contract expires at midnight tonight, according to his agent.

But that doesn’t mean Tennessee is out of the mix for Odom, who enjoyed a career year with eight sacks in 2007.

“I would assume we’ll take a look around,” agent Tony Agnone said. “It doesn’t look like anything will get done today, but we’ll keep in touch with the Titans.”

Odom, 26, is a free agent, as is defensive end Travis LaBoy, who is also poised to test the open market.

Agnone said Odom is happy in Tennessee and would stay with the Titans if the sides can broker the right deal.

“Obviously he likes where he is. It’s not about getting out of there because he’s unhappy. But it’s going to come down to economics, the team, the opportunity, the whole thing.”

The Titans are busy tendering their restricted free agents before Thursday’s deadline and have given tackle David Stewart a first-round tender worth $2.017 million, while tight end Bo Scaife received a second-round tender worth $1.47 million. Kicker Rob Bironas was also given a second-round tender by the Titans.

Stewart was originally a fourth-round pick in 2005, while Scaife was drafted in the sixth round. Bironas, a Pro Bowl player and an Associated Press All-Pro in 2007 was an undrafted free agent.

Stewart’s agent Bus Cook indicated that no talks were on-going currently regarding a long-term deal for his client.

The Titans four other players tendered on Thursday _ tight end Casey Cramer, cornerback Reynaldo Hill, tackle Daniel Loper and defensive back Vincent Fuller _ were all given the low tenders of $927,000.

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By: cocheese on 12/31/69 at 6:00

forget Bo Skank!

By: Mower on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I hope they can keep Odom, but another team is likely to overpay for him. Teams always seem to think that another teams role player is the answer to all of their problems. He will get more than he is worth elsewhere and the Titans are not likely to overpay him, so he is likely leaving.