Where Will Keith Bulluck Go?
Keith Bulluck has been one of the most consistent and underrated linebackers in recent NFL history. He is currently coming off a torn ACL and is a free agent.
Many teams have shown interest in Bulluck, but because of his age (33) and the severity of his injury, they are hesitant to sign him.
Despite these warning signs, many believe Bulluck has some good years left in him and should be given a chance, but who will be the team that rolls the dice on him?
Chance of signing: Medium
Keith Bulluck has spent his entire 10-year career with the Titans, where he has collected 1,072 tackles, 18 sacks, and 19 interceptions.
Impressive stats, but is it enough to make the Titans want to keep the savvy veteran?
Honestly, there is no way to know. The Titans have a history of not paying veterans large contracts, choosing instead to let them go.
To me at least, this depends on whether the Titans will open up the checkbook, because Bulluck has said he wants to stay with the Titans. The ball is in their court.
Chance of Signing: Very Low
For some reason there has been some talk about Bulluck becoming a Cardinal. It's not going to happen.
The Cards are a 3-4 team, a defense in which Bulluck has never played. He also does not appear to have the skill set to perform in it.
He doesn't have a great pass rush, so he would not play outside, and he has never played inside, so that would be a tough transition for him.
Chance of Signing: High
The Giants will probably be willing to pay, and Bulluck is interested. It would be a good fit because Bulluck wants to be on a team that can be a contender now.
Of the teams interested in him, the Titans and Giants seem to be the closest to being playoff teams.
This would also bolster a struggling Giants defense and would open up the door for more than just playoffs.
Chance of Signing: Low
At first glance this seems like a good fit: good D-line to help keep linemen off him, an old teammate and friend in Kyle Vanden Bosch, and his old defensive coordinator that made him a star.
The only problem is Bulluck wants to win now and the Lions seem a few years away from realistically doing that.
As of now Bulluck has relegated them to a fallback option, nothing more.