PRO: Seven-year pro with versatility along the offensive line who took over starting duties at both right and left guard with the Titans in 2010 after playing as a reserve for the first three seasons of his career (2007-09). Started 42-of-75 career games played.
2012: Started eight games for the Titans before undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament, forcing him to miss the second half of the season.
2011: Led a Titans offensive line that allowed just 24 sacks on the season, the second-lowest total in the NFL. Started all 16 games for the first time in his career.
2010: Earned the starting job at left guard at the beginning of the season and started 15 games. Part of an offensive line that helped open holes for Titans ball carriers to rush for a combined 1,727 yards in 2010.
2009: Appeared in 15 games with two starts, while also seeing extensive action on special teams throughout the season.
2008: Played in every game during his sophomore season, primarily as a special teams contributor. Started one game in the regular season (12/28 at Indianapolis) and one game in the postseason (1/10 vs. Baltimore).
2007: As a rookie, played in five regular season games and one postseason game and was inactive for the remaining 11 contests. Contributed primarily on special teams.
COLLEGE Started 42-of-43 career games played for the Wolfpack, including 26 at center, 15 at left guard and one at right guard.
PERSONAL Was a three-time All-Conference performer as a two-way lineman for Southeast Raleigh (N.C.) High School where he was rated by Rivals.com as the best defensive tackle prospect in the state after posting 56 tackles as a senior.
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