The Tennessee Titans made it a priority to improve their offensive line this offseason, and the key piece to that was free agent signing Andy Levitre. The top-tier guard has spent the past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, but left town when the Titans offered him a lucrative six-year/$46.8 million deal.
Levitre is of course paired with rookie guard Chance Warmack on the improved Titan’s o-line, but it appears Levitre’s career in Tennessee has gotten off to a rocky start.
Reports are coming out of Titans’ camp that the talented guard is sitting out with an ongoing knee issue. Apparently, he’s had arthroscopic surgery at some point in the recent past, and the recovery is going much slower than anticipated. Soreness is the main issue, but the guard expects to be ready before the end of OTAs.
If the knee is still an issue, there’s no reason for the Titans to rush his return. Sure, it would be nice if he was ready before the end of OTAs, but why not just shoot for training camp? Tennessee needs to give this guy more than enough rest, and let him ease back into football.
Levitre is going to be a huge part of the Titans’ turnaround effort. With one of the best backfield tandems in the game, they’re going to need this revamped offensive line at full strength. There’s no reason to panic if you’re a Titans’ fan, as long as the team remains cautious with their big investment.
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