Josh Thomas appears to still be in the running as the Tennessee Titans continue their search for another defensive end to pair with Jevon Kearse on the left side of their line.
Thomas, 26, spent the past four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as a backup to Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.
“I spoke with the Titans yesterday [Wednesday],” agent Alan Herman said, “and I don’t think it’s a dead issue with Josh.”
Herman said he has been conversing with Titans senior director of football administration, who handles the bulk of contract negotiations with the team.
“I spoke with Vin Marino, and I think we’ll continue to talk,” Herman said.
The Titans lost defensive ends Travis LaBoy and Antwan Odom in free agency, but signed Kearse, who left the team four years ago, to a two-year deal last week.
The Titans are still in search of defensive line depth, and have been negotiating with Seattle’s Ellis Wyms as well.
One player the Titans held talks with, defensive end Marques Douglas, went off the market Thursday, signing with Tampa Bay.
However, another defensive end entered the market, as the Detroit Lions released six-year pro Kalimba Edwards.
Edwards is also represented by Herman’s firm, Sportstars, but said he had no idea if Tennessee would have any interest in the former South Carolina star.
“It’s a new situation, so I really don’t know what their interest might be,” Herman said.