Patriots host TE Crumpler


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.


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.

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