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Andy Levitre out for Tennessee Titans after surgery

Tennessee Titans big-ticket free-agent acquisition Andy Levitre is expected to sit out Friday's organized team activity while he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Details on the guard's surgery were vague Friday. The Tennessean noted that Levitre underwent the procedure last season, but he played all 16 games for the Buffalo Bills. It's possible that the surgery occurred just after the season in early January. Levitre did have an injection in the knee late last October, but former coach Chan Gailey made it clear that it was not a surgical procedure.

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Levitre still was dealing with soreness this week and acknowledged that the recovery is going slower than expected. The good news is he hopes to resume individual drills before OTAs end.

Expect the Titans to play it cautiously with Levitre after forking over a six-year, $46.8 million contract in March. A normal timetable would have him back to 100 percent by training camp, but it's clear that Levitre is well behind schedule.

Along with first-rounder Chance Warmack, Levitre was expected to help rejuvenate Chris Johnson's stalled career in new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains' run-first offense.

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