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Taylor Lewan skips Titans mandatory mini-camp

The talented left tackle is “holding out” for a new contract.

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The Titans open their mandatory veteran mini-camp today without Taylor Lewan in attendance. Lewan is currently in the 5th year of his rookie contract but wants a long-term deal. Here is the statement from Jon Robinson about Lewan skipping:

This move comes as a little bit of a surprise because Lewan has been in attendance at all of the voluntary OTAs to this point. Apparently he was waiting until everyone had to be there before not showing up.

He has proven over the last couple of years that he is one of the most talented players at the position. The only question that we really ever had about him was his ability to keep his composure on the field, but he has made drastic strides in that department as well. There is no doubt in my mind that the two sides will work out an agreement that ends up with Lewan being the highest paid offensive lineman in the league.