LeBeau, 77, resigned as defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers in January following 11 years with the team. He has been in the league for the last 56 seasons, first as a player and then as a coach. He signed a one-year contract with the Titans and said that one-year pacts will be standard operating procedure until he retires.
While LeBeau has already coached for six franchises during his career, he said he wants to make Tennessee his final stop before retirement.
"I am committed to Tennessee for the rest of my career. I am not looking for another job,'' LeBeau said. "Coach Whisenhunt hired me, and I am grateful for the opportunity. And I am not looking to coach any place else.
Tennessee finished No. 31 against the run a year ago, allowing 137.2 yards per game. The Titans ranked No. 27 in total yards allowed and No. 29 in scoring defense.
The team has added pass-rusher Brian Orakpo and cornerback Perrish Cox this off-season. Tennessee owns the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft.
- Brad Rowland