November 14, 2010; Tampa, FL, USA; Carolina Panthers runing back Josh Vaughan (32) celebrates with center Chris Morris (63) after he scored a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of their game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans Add Depth at Center Position

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The Tennessee Titans were thinned out at the center position after they lost starting center Eugene Amano for the season after tearing his tricep during Thurday night’s practice.

The Titans have signed veteran Chris Morris to help lessen the blow. Lately Morris has spent time on both the Lions and Patriots practice squads. He was drafted in 2006 by Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the draft. He recorded his first start in 2008, though it was only in one game. In 2009 he started ten games and played in an additional six.

In 2010 he found himself on a banged up offensive line for the Carolina Panthers, a team that would end up finishing last in the NFL and drafting Cam Newton. He played in four games for the Panthers that season.

Morris won’t be in the running to take a starting position but he’ll at least add some depth. The starting center position should now be a competition between Fernando Velasco and Kevin Matthews, though Velasco is the shoe in as of now. It also makes Leroy Harris a little more secure on the line, as Velasco was also in the running for that position and probably would have taken that position sooner than Amano’s. Munchak still seems to be a believer in Amano’s ability at the center position, though I think he stands alone on that one.

 

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