INDIANAPOLIS _ The Tennessee Titans have had preliminary discussions with free safety Michael Griffin about a contract extension, but the two sides are currently just “going through the process” in the talks, a league source said.
Griffin, Tennessee's first-round pick in 2007, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent beginning March 13, although there is a chance the Titans could franchise him. The franchise tag would cost the Titans $6.2 million.
If the Titans use the franchise tag, they are believed to be more likely to use it on Griffin rather than cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who would cost them $10.6 million if tagged.
Griffin is a former Pro Bowl safety and has 17 career interceptions, including seven in 2008 and four in 2010 for Tennessee.