Olson agrees to new four-year deal

Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 1:00am

Posted: March 2, 11:30 a.m. CST
One day after cutting one veteran offensive lineman, the Titans struck a deal to keep another.

This morning, guard Benji Olson agreed to a new four-year contract, subject to management council approval. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Olson was due a $5 million option bonus the Titans never planned to pay. Had a deal not been done today, Olson was headed to free agency.

Olson will be entering his ninth season with the Titans. With 13-year veteran Brad Hopkins being let go Wednesday, Olson is now the longest tenured offensive lineman on the roster. He has been a starter since 1999.

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