After a second straight disappointing season, surprise Pro Bowler Kyle Vanden Bosch expects the Titans to let him hit the unrestricted free agent market this offseason.
“There’s a better chance than not that this is it,” said the 31-year-old. “The Titans have given me no indication that they would like to re-sign me. Maybe it is a time for a fresh start somewhere else.”
Vanden Bosch has just eight sacks over the past two seasons while battling injuries that have cost him seven games and parts of others. He will still draw plenty of interest on a paper-thin open market.
Tennessee’s lone in-house option to replace Vanden Bosch at right defensive end is Dave Ball. Ball is a restricted free agent and has never been more than a spot player. The Titans have been connected to defensive ends in mock drafts, though they also need help at cornerback.