The Titans have reached an agreement in principle with Levitre, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. The contract is for $39 million over five years, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, and NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala said the deal includes a $10.5 million signing bonus.
Widely regarded as the top guard available in free agency, Levitre played at a near-Pro Bowl level the past two years and never has missed a start. It's fair to question if the Titans went overboard in devoting nearly $8 million per year to a guard who benefited in pass protection from former Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey's quick-passing offense.
Not to be overlooked is Walker's versatility as an athletic chess piece for new coordinator's Dowell Loggains offense, which will rely heavily on the short passing game to ease young quarterback Jake Locker's development.