The Tennessee Titans have signed former Bills guard Andy Levitre to a long-term deal, according to reports. Levitre is widely considered the top offensive guard in the 2013 free-agency class. He will replace All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson, who announced his retirement Tuesday.
More than a dozen years ago, Gregg Williams led a stifling defense in Tennessee that perennially ranked in the top 5 throughout the league in a number of statistical categories. In Williams' return to the Titans, former safety Blaine Bishop has encouraged him to remain aggressive in his coaching style.
Heading into the offseason, the Tennessee Titans must address needs at safety, guard, center and defensive end. TE Jared Cook and K Rob Bironas, two prominent veterans, are the Titans' top two priorities among their own free agents.
It's difficult to give the Tennessee Titans high grades after a season in which the offense struggled to put points on the board and the defense allowed a franchise-high in points. The Titans were eliminated from playoff contention long before the final week of the season.
The comparisons are inevitable. Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2012, and No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III will be scrutinized throughout the season, and probably throughout their careers, unless one of them does his best Ryan Leaf impersonation. And RG3 always will be looked at through a prism of Luck.