Titans land Steve Hutchinson on three-year deal

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ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the Titans have signed guard Steve Hutchinson to a three-year contract.

Hutchinson is 34 years old and seems unlikely to fulfill the length of the deal, but he can still perform at a competitive level. The Titans wanted to remake their interior offensive line this offseason. They are likely also hoping that Hutchinson’s addition helps woo free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. The two are close friends.

Hutchinson has been a left guard for his entire career. The Titans may kick incumbent left guard Leroy Harris over to the right side, or perhaps use the draft to upgrade on Harris.

The Hutchinson signing should be good news for running back Chris Johnson’s 2012 aspirations.

19 responses to “Titans land Steve Hutchinson on three-year deal

  1. Let’s u believe that the Titans r closer to getting Manning than reported. They wouldn’t sign a guy who is unlikely to fulfill contract in order to protect Jake Locker.

  2. Sorry to see Hutchinson leave the Vikings. He was nothing but a class-act during his time here. I wish him nothing but the best in the future.

  3. Sorry, but thats paying a lot of money for a “name” rather than a football player on the up side.

  4. You can tell from the photo how long he’s been a left guard. He has a 1,000 yard stare in his eyes similar to what you see in a combat soldier rotating off deployment.

  5. In his prime he was a pro bowl guard. But his prime was several years ago. Several…

    Watching him struggle with bull rushers the past 3 or 4 years has been tough as he fought injuries and age. He’ll still have an occassional block where he works with the center to wall off the DT then moves up field to block the linebacker where you’ll think he still has it. But sadly, he doesn’t. If he did, he’d still be in Minnesota.

    This isn’t like Matt Birk leaving for money… this is a team with one of the weakest O-lines in the league saying he’s through. He is… you’ll see in a few games.

  6. Doesn’t matter whether Steve is in his “prime” or not, he brings a lot of intagibles to a team and to the locker room. He represents everything that you would want a player to be…he will make everyone around him that much better. Best wishes Steve, wish you were here in Seattle but understand why you aren’t.

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