Per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, agent Mark Bartelstein says that Titans center Kevin Mawae “will definitely hit the market.”
Bartelstein isn’t ruling out a return by Mawae to Tennessee, but as Wyatt points out it appears that Mawae would be a backup with the Titans.
Mawae, 39, has spent four seasons in Tennessee, starting all but three games. The 16-year veteran started his career with four seasons in Seattle, and then spent eight years with the Jets.
Mawae is a seven-time Pro Bowler, and he has been named a first-team Associated Press All-Pro three times, most recently in 2008.
The Titans recently signed guard Eugene Amano to a five-year, $25.7 million contract. The thinking is that either Amano or Leroy Harris will play center in 2010, with the other one playing guard.