The Tennessee Titans and offensive lineman Andre Dillard agreed to a three-year, $29 million contract on Monday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can’t be announced until Wednesday.

Dillard was a first-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 but started just nine games in four seasons. He missed 2020 with a torn biceps. Dillard was drafted to play left tackle but he’s been a backup on the right side and played guard, too.

The Titans cut three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan last month after his second torn ACL in three seasons and they released center Ben Jones on Friday after he failed a physical. They lost right guard Nate Davis to Chicago in free agency.

Rebuilding the offensive line is Tennessee’s biggest need and signing Dillard is a first step.


AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed to this report.


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