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The Titans are set at offensive tackle.
Starters (left to right): Michael Roos, Steve Hutchinson, Eugene Amano, Leroy Harris, David Stewart
Reserves: Mike Otto, Kyle DeVan, Kevin Matthews, Fernando Velasco
Two of the longest-tenured starters on the Titans' roster are the starting offensive tackles. Michael Roos has 96 straight regular-season starts at left tackle. David Stewart has missed four starts in six years at right tackle. Because of their durability, the team usually keeps only one backup tackle. "Swing" tackle Mike Otto signed a contract extension this offseason and will back up both starters.
There was a need for upgrade at guard and the Titans made a big splash by signing Steve Hutchinson, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings. He'll take over at left guard. After making seven consecutive Pro Bowls, Hutchinson has missed seven games in the past two years and will turn 35 this season. He's a short-term solution.
The new starter at right guard is Leroy Harris. He's recovering from knee and shoulder surgeries in the offseason. Harris struggled in run blocking last season, so he's going to need as many offseason reps as possible.
Because of Hutchinson's age and Harris' injuries, the Titans will keep two backup guards for depth. Recently signed Kyle DeVan started last season as the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles at right guard and will back up Hutchinson. Fernando Velasco has been a backup guard and center for three years and has taken Harris' spot during offseason team activities while Harris has been out.
Eugene Amano will be the starting center for the third straight year. Despite attempts to upgrade at the position, the Titans were rebuffed during free agency. Amano's recovering from offseason knee and ankle surgeries.
While Amano recovers, third-year player Kevin Matthews has taken the starting center reps. Matthews is Bruce Matthews' son who made the team as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M in 2010, and even started a game. He was inactive for all 16 games last year. If Matthews can't hack it, Fernando Velasco has played some center.