Titans offensive line short three starters in team drills


The Titans need better offensive line play next season if they are going to improve on their results from 2012, but they will have to wait until training camp to see how their projected starters look as a unit.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that coach Mike Munchak said at Tuesday’s opening of minicamp that left tackle Michael Roos, right tackle David Stewart and left guard Andy Levitre will all be limited to individual work during the three-day session that ends Tennessee’s offseason work. That leaves center Fernando Velasco and rookie right guard Chance Warmack as the only expected starters doing team drills with the offense.

Levitre hasn’t done any team work since signing with the Titans as a free agent, although everyone expects him to be ready for a full workload when camp gets underway. The same is true of Stewart, who broke his leg late last season, and Roos, who is out because of a back issue.

If they all meet that expectation, the Titans will be breathing easier. Anything less than that would be a troubling start for a team trying to rebound.