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Another lineman to keep on the radar

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

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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

    xhrr Starter

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

    Titan43 Pro Bowler

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

    J Falk Starter

    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.
  5. ImATitan

    ImATitan Starter

    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.
  6. titans1839

    titans1839 Starter

    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
  7. Brew City

    Brew City Case Race Champion Tip Jar Donor

    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.
  8. Brew City

    Brew City Case Race Champion Tip Jar Donor

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