Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - The Tennessee Titans have agreed to
terms on a multi-year contract with former Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but USA Today reports that it
is a six-year, $46.8 million contract.
"He plugs in at left guard for us and immediately fills a need," said Titans
general manager Ruston Webster. "He is a smart and athletic player, who plays
with good toughness and leverage. He is a very good pass protector and his
offensive lines have paved the way for two productive runners."
Levitre, a second-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, has played the past four
seasons with Buffalo.
The 6-2, 305 pound guard was a key ingredient to a Bills offensive line that
ranked in the top five in fewest sacks allowed (87) and average per rush (4.7)
over the past three seasons. In 2011, the Bills led the NFL in fewest sacks
allowed with 23.
Levitre has also shown to be very durable, as he is one of just three
offensive linemen from the 2009 Draft to start every game since entering the
His durability is much needed for the Titans, who had four of their five
starting linemen suffer injuries last season. In addition, seven-time All-Pro
guard Steve Hutchinson announced his retirement on Monday.
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