"I want to play this game as long as I possibly can. I love playing the game. It's never been about the money, it's about the enjoyment of the game," said Mawae, who also serves as president of the NFL Players Association.
Mawae, who made the NFL All-Pro team and was selected to the Pro Bowl last season, suffered an elbow injury in the final month of the regular season last year, and missed the postseason for the second consecutive year with the Titans. He underwent surgery on the elbow five months ago, with the hope of being ready to go by training camp, according to the City Paper.
Mawae is one of a number of key players on the Titans roster who can become free agents at the end of the season — a list that includes such notables as Kyle Vanden Bosch(notes), Keith Bulluck(notes), Tony Brown and Bo Scaife(notes), in addition to Mawae.