Drew Rosenhaus’ latest toy, the Twitter feed, is spitting out constant information about the agent’s clients, and one of the latest says Rosenhaus has approached the Tennessee Titans about an extension for defensive end Jevon Kearse.
Kearse returned to the Titans last year on a two-year, $6 million deal, and is one of many key players who is entering the final year of his current contract this season.
Kearse, 32, is entering his 11th NFL season and had 34 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his return to the Titans last year. He is currently recovering from minor knee surgery this off-season and has been unable to participate in the team’s organized team activities thus far.
Kearse was an immediate sensation upon being selected in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft and starred with the Titans for most of that time, leaving for a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $66 million in 2004.
After being released by the Eagles following an injury-plagued four seasons in Philadelphia, Kearse landed back with the Titans and played in all 16 games for Tennesse a year ago.
If Rosenhaus is serious about an extension for Kearse in Tennessee, chances are he will have to stand in line. The Titans also have defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, linebacker Keith Bulluck and defensive tackle Tony Brown entering the final years of their deals, along with a host of other players like Nick Harper, Eugene Amano, Kevin Mawae, Alge Crumpler and Bo Scaife.
The Titans are usually deliberate in terms of extensions for players, and with so many players up for new deals will certainly have to pick and choose which players to retain and which to let head to the open market.
Let’s hope the wait doesn’t send Rosenhaus all a-Twitter.