Patriots host TE Crumpler


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The Patriots are hosting veteran tight end Alge Crumper today, according to league sources. The team has to find someone to play tight end with Benjamin Watson a free agent and Chris Baker sent packing last Thursday.

That left Robbie Agnone and Rob Myers as the Patriots tight ends.

The 32-year-old Crumpler, who had 27 receptions for 222 yards and a touchdown last season, is available because the Titans put the first-round tender on tight end Bo Scaife and are high on second-year tight end Jared Cook.

Cook, ironically, was drafted by the Titans last year (No. 89 overall) with a third-round pick they picked up from the Patriots in exchange for a 2010 second rounder.

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UPDATE (6:30 p.m.): It’s Breer (just for clarity’s sake) updating Chris’ news here with a link for you … Check it out, and you’ll see that Crumpler played on 700 of the Titans’ 1,039 offensive snaps in 2009 (67.4 percent), which is a pretty good number all things considered.

And if you look closely at the Pro Football Focus metrics, you’ll see he played a pretty serious hand in Chris Johnson’s 2,000-yard season.