Titans add another to offensive line

David Boclair

For the second time in less than a week, the Tennessee Titans felt the need to beef up their offensive line depth.

Tuesday, the Titans brought back center Hronnis Grasu and waived running back Dalyn Dawkins.

Grasu (6-foot-3, 301 pounds) signed with Tennessee as a free agent in February but was released at the end of training camp. A third-round pick by Chicago in 2015, he has played 17 games in his NF career, including 12 starts at center. His most recent start was at left guard last season with Baltimore.

In college, he was a four-year starter at Oregon, where he quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of his teammates and a close friend. The two live together in the offseason.

As of now, the 53-man roster includes 10 offensive linemen, seven who play guard and/or center.

On Saturday, the Titans promoted guard Aaron Stinnie from the practice squad.

Kevin Pamphile, the expected starter at right guard, missed practices late last week and ultimately sat out Sunday’s victory at Cleveland with a knee injury. Jamil Douglas started at right guard and, according to coach Mike Vrabel, was a ‘player of note’ on offense.

Pamphile’s status for this week is unclear but the decision to add Grasu suggests a return to action is not immiment.

“We’ll re-evaluate (Pamphile), and see where he’s at, and see what he can do on Wednesday and keep moving along,” Vrabel said Monday. “… I think that there’s a chance we’ll move guys in and around the lineup that gives us the best chance to win each and every week.”


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