Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 3/13/13

ORCHARD PARK, NY - 2009: Andy Levitre of the Buffalo Bills poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by NFL Photos)
The Tennessee Titans made a big splash on the opening day of free agency, signing guard Andy Levitre, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, and tight end Delanie Walker, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, to multi-year contracts. They also re-signed fullback Quinn Johnson. In my analysis of the free agent guard class, I identified Levitre as "the clear best option." Apparently the Titans concurred with my assessment and moved aggressively to lock him down. The price to get him was pretty steep, a reported $46.8 million over six years, including a $10.5 million signing bonus and total payout of $19.5 million over the first two seasons. If you believe in paying a lot for a guard and weren't a power-blocking team, Levitre had a lot going for him. He's done an excellent job in pass protection, is just 26, turning 27 in May, and has started every game his first four seasons in the league. He was the best available player at a position of extreme need. I noted in my guards preview that he ...
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