Free agent adds versatility and a potential starter to Titans' offensive line

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 9:19pm

Andy Levitre’s versatility was one of the things that convinced the Tennessee Titans to acquire him within the first hour of the free agency signing period.

Even though the fifth-year veteran offered the potential to play all five offensive line positions, though, they immediately declared him their starting left tackle.

They’re much more flexible when it comes to Rob Turner, who agreed to terms Tuesday, one week into the signing period.

The 28-year-old became a starter for the first time last fall when he started nine games at center and seven at left guard for the St. Louis Rams.

“Turner is a guy who got his first opportunity to start last year and he played well,” general manager Ruston Webster said. “He spent time as a starter at both center and guard, so we liked his versatility. He will come here to compete and will either earn a starting role or fill a role as a swing guy for the middle spots.”

Before he joined the Rams he was with the New York Jets from 2007 through 2011. He spent virtually all of his first season in New York on the practice squad and was on injured reserve with a broken leg for all of 2011.

In all, he has appeared in 57 NFL contests, primarily as a backup. He started two games at guard for the Jets in 2009.

He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of New Mexico, where he started 49 career games at two different positions — guard and right tackle.