Monday, March 10, 2008
Titans agree to four-year deal with Scott
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The Tennessee Titans went within their division to fill a big hole on their offensive line.
The Titans have agreed to a four-year deal with guard Jake Scott, who played the past four seasons for the Indianapolis Colts.
Scott said he doesn't expect much of an adjustment from protecting Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to the Titans' mobile Vince Young.
"Well, hopefully, if I'm doing my job he won't have to get outside the pocket too much," Scott said. "But I don't think it's really going to change a lot of what I do."
The Tennessean reported that Scott, 26, will be paid an average of $5 million per season.
The unrestricted free agent started 57 games for the Colts, including a current streak of 55 straight. All but four of his starts came at right guard.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Scott will replace Jacob Bell on the Titans offensive line. Bell signed a free-agent contract with the St. Louis Rams this offseason.
Scott has eight career playoff starts, including the Colts' Super Bowl win in 2006. He was the fifth-round pick of the Colts in the 2004 NFL draft.
The Titans also hired Earnest Byner as their running backs coach.
Byner, a former Pro Bowl running back, said he looks forward to working with LenDale White.
"I like some of the vision he has, some yards after contact, protects the ball good when he gets into the pile," Byner said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.