Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Former Bills guard Andy Levitre headed to Titans


Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix was unable to complete his free-agent trifecta Tuesday, as offensive lineman Andy Levitre has reportedly headed south of the Mason-Dixon Line and signed a six-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Levitre’s deal is worth more than $46 million and was inked just shortly after the free agent period began.

The deal makes Levitre one of the highest paid guards in the league, a price tag the Bills obviously couldn’t match. (photo: Matt Britt, Flickr)

Levitre was the last of three in-house free agents Nix was hoping to lock down this offseason, as the team has already franchise-tagged safety Jairus Byrd and re-signed cornerback Leodis McKelvin.

Levitre started every game of his four-year career with the Bills, and he played every position on the line at one time or another. His specialty has been in the pass-protection department, a place where the Titans have been looking to make improvements. Tennessee’s line gave up nearly 40 sacks last season, 12th most in the league.

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