The Titans announced this afternoon that they reached a multi-year extension with Swing Tackle, Byron Stingily. The team needed to add depth and insurance to the offensive line. With so many other unknowns this off-season, it seems to be a smart move to bring back one of their own here.
Stingily is a guy who can compete in camp--possibily for a starting job depending on who else is brought in--and can fill in at several spots across the offensive line. He was drafted by the Mike Munchak regime as a typical Munchak project, and has done a solid job of sticking around. There have been whispers in the past about his value as a starter, and he is still developing. It shows that he is a truly valuable player, considering that he hung on, even with a new coaching staff looking to overhaul a depleted roster.
Unlike previous years, the Titans have been more methodical and deliberate in their free agency approach. Like Tommy Smith and Ruston Webster said a few weeks ago, free agency is a multi-month process. It appears that the team will be constantly working to upgrade the roster, rather than making a quick splash.
While this is a move that will not win in the headlines, it is somewhat necessary. Let's hope that the Titans keep chipping away.
UPDATE: According to Ian Rapoport, the deal is for 2 years, with a $2.5 million base. He can earn an extra $800k in incentives.