Another lineman to keep on the radar

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    The Titans have their sights set on Bills guard Andy Levitre.

    But here’s another offensive lineman to keep an eye on in the coming weeks: Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith.

    On Monday, the Packers put a low tender on Dietrich-Smith, a restricted free agent. What that means is if another team – like the Titans – signed Dietrich-Smith to an offer sheet, they wouldn’t have to give up anything in compensation of the Packers declined to match. Dietrich-Smith arrived in the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

    Dietrich-Smith finished the 2012 season as Green Bay’s starter in place of veteran Jeff Saturday, but he’s a versatile offensive lineman who has started a number of games at the guard position as well.

    Dietrich-Smith is represented by Nashville-based agent Brian Parker, who’s also the agent for Scott Wells. Wells signed a four-year, $24-million deal with the St. Louis Rams last offseason after first visiting the Titans in free agency.

    On Monday, the Titans placed a second-round tender on center/guard Fernando Velasco.

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  2. xhrr

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    Don't know much about him. Can he play G?
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  3. Titan43

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    Sounds like he can play at G orC, same as Velasco. Not sure how good he is though.
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  4. J Falk

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    How do tenders work? Does every team get a certain amount of tenders? Do you have to pay for them or what? I've always wonder this. Also, that's a big negative on whoever this guy is you're talking about here.
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  5. ImATitan

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    If you like him that much, it's worth a shot since you don't have to give up a pick. I don't really care either way here to be honest. As long as we get a OG somewhere. Anyways, I'm sure the Packers would match it.
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    I like him a lot. He played very well at c and g. Opens us up to take best player available. I really like warmack but if we can get those two without breaking the bank, I'll take it
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  7. Brew City

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    I have a lot of Packer fan friends living up here in Packer Land. The one right next to me said take him. He's not very good.
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  8. Brew City

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    Well he said he's an average run blocker, but absolutely sucks at pass blocking. For Jake Locker's sake I would steer clear.
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