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Craig Stevens Re-Signs with Titans: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29:  Craig Stevens #88 of the Tennessee Titans looks over to the sidelines during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Raiders defeated the Titans 24-21.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2016

The Tennessee Titans re-signed backup tight end Craig Stevens Thursday.

"We're glad to have him back," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said.

John Glennon of the Tennessean reported it's a one-year deal. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the deal is worth $2 million but incentives can take it up to $2.6 million.

Stevens, 31, made 12 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns in 2015. He has spent his entire NFL career with Tennessee, which drafted him out of California in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft. Working mostly as a role player on special teams and as a blocker, Stevens has made just 60 receptions in his career but has quietly been an integral member of the team.

“He’s always doing the dirty work,” tight end Delanie Walker said in December, per Glennon. “He’s out there grinding every play and blocking.”

The Titans will likely continue relying on Stevens in the same role. Walker is a Pro Bowler who made 94 receptions last season, and backup Anthony Fasano is also a better pass-catching option. Both are under contract through 2016, so it appears as though Tennessee's depth chart at the position is set going forward.

With a new coaching staff and front office in place, the stability at the position should help quarterback Marcus Mariota build a rapport with his tight ends.

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