The Tennessee Titans are interested in re-signing veteran tight end Luke Stocker, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Stocker. 30, is a former University of Tennessee standout. He came to the Titans as a street free agent during the 2017 season after having been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played from 2011-17.
Last season, Stocker caught 15 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. But his more important role was as an on-the-line blocking tight end for the Titans. He also lined up as a fullback in certain formations and packages.
The Titans tight end situation was altered greatly last season when Pro Bowler Delanie Walker went down with a broken fibula in the opening week of the season. Later in the year, Walker’s backup Jonnu Smith was lost with a knee injury, forcing the team to use a combination of Stocker, Anthony Firkser and MyCole Pruitt to fill the role.
According to another league source, the Titans are expected to let starting left guard Quinton Spain test the free agent market.