|Eugene Amano will remain a Titan after agreeing to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday.|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms today with G Eugene Amano on a multi-year contract.
"Eugene has come in to his own as a starter for us on a talented line," said Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt. "His signing gives us some flexibility moving forward in a couple of different areas, so it was good to get this done and feel good that the play this line has shown over the last couple of years will continue."
Entering his seventh season, Amano has become entrenched as a starter with 31 starts over the last two seasons on one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Over the last two years, the offensive line unit ranks second in the league in rushing yards (4,791) and tied with Indianapolis for the fewest sacks allowed (27). Last year, the offensive line paved the way for RB Chris Johnson to become just the sixth player in NFL history to reach the 2,000-yard rushing plateau, and the Titans became the first NFL team to allow 15 or fewer sacks and average more than five yards per carry.
Amano has logged 41 career starts and 95 games played for the Titans, including two starts in the postseason. He was originally a seventh round selection (239th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft from Southeast Missouri State.
Amano was slated to be an unrestricted free agent when the new NFL calendar begins on March 5.
Additionally, OL Mike Otto and LB Colin Allred agreed to terms on exclusive rights contracts.