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Monday, March 11, 2013
Reports: Steve Hutchinson to retire

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Tennessee Titans guard Steve Hutchinson is set to retire after 12 seasons, according to multiple reports.

Hutchinson, 35, was considered one of the preeminent offensive linemen in the NFL over his career that featured stops with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and finally with the Titans.

The guard was in the process of recovering from offseason surgery on his right knee before making the decision to call it a career.

Hutchinson was drafted by the Seahawks in the first round of the 2001 draft. He flourished in Seattle and was pried away by the Vikings when he signed the richest contract then ever offered for an offensive guard (seven years, $49 million). Minnesota, however, released the five-time first-team All-Pro pick last year, allowing the Titans to add him to a rebuilding offensive line.