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Titans, Fitzpatrick reach 2-yr deal

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a two-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was released last week by the Buffalo Bills.

The Titans met with Fitzpatrick on Sunday night in Phoenix, and when talks with Matt Hasselbeck went south, leading to his release, the Titans moved to strike a deal with the former Bills starter. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.

Fitzpatrick, 30, allows the Titans to get younger at the No. 2 position behind Jake Locker, but to still have a veteran signal-caller to put in in the event Locker is injured.

Locker missed five games last year with a separated left shoulder that he is recovering from following off-season surgery.

Fitzpatrick, who was also being courted by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he played for two seasons, had spent four years in Buffalo and started for three of those years.

Efforts to reach Fitzpatrick Monday evening were unsuccessful.

Fitzpatrick becomes the third former Buffalo Bills player to be added to the Titans roster this off-season. Tennessee signed safety George Wilson in February, and last week on the first day of free agency, reached a deal with guard Andy Levitre.

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