Titans & LT Taylor Lewan Have Made Some Progress In Extension Talks


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Titans and LT Taylor Lewan have made some progress in recent extension talks, but they aren’t nearing an agreement at this time.

According to Rapoport, Lewan intends to end his holdout and report to the team this week.

Lewan made the decision to skip mandatory minicamp even though he said previously that his contract wasn’t a major concern for him at this point in time.

“I understand that this is a business, and so if something gets done here that’s great,” Lewan said, via the Tennessean. “But if not, I understand and that’s how it is. That’s how this game works, so whatever happens, happens.

“If something gets done and both parties are happy, then I think something will get done. If not, then it’s a business. I can’t sit here and say what the future’s going to be. But as of right now, I’m playing on my fifth-year option and I’m going to do my best to make sure that this team is as successful as possible this year, and hopefully continue for this offensive line to take steps forward and try to be the best left tackle I can be.”

Lewan, 26, was taken with the No. 11 overall pick by the Titans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $11.485 million rookie contract when the Titans picked up his fifth-year option last May.

Lewan will make a base salary of $9.341 million for the 2018 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

In 2017, Lewan appeared in all 16 games for the Titans and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 16 offensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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