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Titans sign lineman Rob Turner

The Tennessee Titans added another free agent on Tuesday and bolstered their offensive line in the process, signing guard/center Rob Turner, who started all 16 games for the St. Louis Rams.

Turner will have a chance to man the right guard or center position as a starter, or could be in line to be the top backup on the interior, if the Titans select another guard in the draft next month.

Turner's versatility was what appealed to Titans general manager Ruston Webster.

“Turner is a guy who got his first opportunity to start last year and he played well,” 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.”

Turner (6-4, 308) has 57 games of experience and played five seasons with the New York Jets before joining the Rams last season. He started nine games at center for St. Louis and played left guard in his other seven spots.

Last week, the Titans signed former Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre to play left guard.

Turner originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Jets in 2007 and he spent time on their practice squad before being signed to the active roster in December. At the University of New Mexico, Turner started 49 consecutive games split between guard and right tackle.
 

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