Titans' Scaife not sure if remarks got him benched

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans tight end Bo Scaife doesn't know if talking about a possibly divided locker room got him benched. That also isn't stopping him from talking about what could be his final days with the franchise.

"My gut feeling tells me just to not worry about that and get these next two games over with, and then we'll see," Scaife said. "I've enjoyed my time here. I love being a Titan. They gave me my first opportunity. They helped mold Bo Scaife into being an exciting NFL player for the first six years of his career."

Scaife has been playing on a year-to-year basis with Tennessee the past few seasons. The Titans tabbed him as their franchise player in 2009 for a salary of $4.46 million and took advantage of the league's labor deal allowing them to offer him a one-year tender for $4.9 million this year.

Scaife played in college at Texas with quarterback Vince Young. Last week he told a reporter he thought support in Tennessee's locker room might be divided between Young and coach Jeff Fisher. Then the Titans benched him against Houston.

Scaife had started 12 of the 13 games he played in this season but said he didn't know if his comments led to his benching.

Fisher said the team needed some players at other positions, and he wanted more work for Jared Cook. Craig Stevens got the start in Scaife's place. But Fisher expects Scaife to be active today when the Titans (6-8) visit Kansas City (9-5).

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