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McNair's agent, Titans in process of sorting out deal

In the feeding frenzy created by this week's start of the NFL playoffs and the end of so many head coaching tenures, the strong intimations from Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair that he wants to return for 2006 and beyond got lost in the din.

Too bad, because it's a fairly significant occurrence, both for the Titans and for the NFL as well.

In an offseason that could include the departure of Brett Favre from the league landscape, losing a second warrior like McNair to retirement, or having him perhaps relocate, would be a real downer. However, it appears Titans and NFL fans won't have to concern themselves with McNair's departure.