Nov 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) rushes against Tennessee Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (92) during the second half at LP Field. Indianapolis won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

REPORT: Tennessee Titans Re-Sign Ropati Pitoitua, 3 Years

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Ropati Pitoitua will return to the Tennessee Titans after he reportedly agreed on a three-year contract. Salary and other terms had not yet been disclosed. Within an hour of that deal, Pitoitua was the father of a new baby (HERE).

The previous coaching regime brought in Pitoitua as they wanted more size on their defensive line. At 6-8 and 298 pounds (NFL.com), Pitoitua is one of the larger bodies among a stable of defensive linemen who are expected to contribute in Ray Horton‘s incoming 3-4 hybrid defense .It was a solid acquisition as he played in all 16 games, starting in 13. Pitoitua had 44 tackles with four sacks, four pass deflections and four staffs (ESPN).

Another key priority taken care of. Entering this offseason, Pitoitua and Bernard Pollard were two of the Titans’  three main offseason priorities. Can they find a way to keep Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner? While they have plenty of other options on their own roster and with the No. 11 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, he’s a proven asset who everybody loves.

Mar. 8 marks the start of free-agency negotiations. Mar. 11 marks the start of free agent signings.

UPDATE: More details on Pitoitua’s contract:

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