Titans, Taylor Lewan agree to $80 million deal

Titans and left tackle Taylor Lewan agree to a five-year, $80 million deal, with $50 million guaranteed

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a new contract extension for left tackle Taylor Lewan worth $80 million over five years.

The deal also contains $50 million in guaranteed money for the two-time Pro Bowl tackle.

Lewan, who was entering the last season of his rookie contract, reported to camp on time Wednesday with his Titans teammates as a good faith gesture and a sign that a deal was close.

Lewan was scheduled to make $9.34 million in the final year of his rookie contract with the Titans, who drafted him with a first-round pick, 11th overall, in 2014.

The deal now makes Lewan the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, eclipsing the four-year, $62 million deal that Nate Solder signed to defect from the New England Patriots to the New York Giants. A short time after Lewan's deal was announced, Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews agreed to a reported five-year, $75 million package.

Lewan showed up for Titans off-season work this season, partaking in all the Titans organized team activities, but skipped the team’s mandatory mini-camp as a show of leverage.

On the first day of work on Thursday, Lewan did not take part in team drills, being limited only to individual and position drills.

Lewan had said he probably would not take part in team drills until a new contract was resolved. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said it was more of a conditioning issue that caused them to hold Lewan out on Thursday.

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