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.