The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with restricted free agent tight end Anthony Firkser, hours ahead of the league deadline.
Firkser's contract was scheduled to expired at the beginning of the new league year today, but the sides were able to reach a deal on a on-year extension.
Firkser, 26, has been with the Titans since 2018 and had a career-high 39 receptions for 387 yards and one touchdown reception in 2020.
The former Harvard wide receiver also had a touchdown reception in the Titans’ 2019 playoff win at New England.
His re-signing helps to offset the loss of Jonnu Smith, who agreed to a free agent contract Monday with the Patriots worth a reported $50 million.
Firkser is the second tight end retained by the Titans this off-season. Tennessee also re-signed veteran Geoff Swaim, who agreed to terms Tuesday.
A short time later, the Titans agreed to a contract with former Baltimore Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox, a four-time Pro Bowl selection. The Titans used three different long snappers last season.