Hutchinson has decided to retire after 12 NFL seasons, the last cut short by a knee injury that limited him to 12 games.|||||||
A seven-time Pro Bowler and five-time All Pro, Hutchinson started all 169 games he played spending his first five seasons in Seattle, six in Minnesota and his final season in Tennessee. The 35-year-old Hutchinson was placed on injured reserve Dec. 5 after hurting his right knee in a 24-10 loss to Houston. He signed a three-year deal with Tennessee in March 2012.
The Tennessee Titans placed Hutchinson on injured reserve because of an injured right knee and claimed guard Mitch Petrus off waivers from New England on Wednesday.|||||||
Hutchinson hurt his knee last week in a 24-10 loss to Houston and will have surgery Thursday. He becomes the fourth of Tennessee's five starting offensive linemen at the start of training camp placed on injured reserve with only left tackle Michael Roos still active. Roos did not practice Wednesday because of his own sore right knee.
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson on a multi-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released. Titans coach Mike Munchak said in a statement he always has liked Hutchinson and respected how he plays. Munchak says he still sees Hutchinson playing at a high level in his 11th season.|||||||
Hutchinson visited with the Titans on Tuesday, and he also visited Seattle where he started his career before reaching a deal with Tennessee on Thursday. The 6-foot-5 Hutchinson is a five-time All Pro with seven Pro Bowls. He spent the past six seasons with Minnesota before being released Saturday. A first-round pick out of Michigan in 2001, Hutchinson has blocked for Shaun Alexander in Seattle and also Adrian Peterson in Minnesota.
Titans coach Mike Munchak is meeting with a potential free agent who's a hot target for Tennessee - Hutchinson, not quarterback Peyton Manning.|||||||
Munchak left the Titans' headquarters just before noon Tuesday and headed to the Nashville airport to pick up Hutchinson. Munchak returned with the veteran guard within the hour and drove past reporters without speaking. Hutchinson, who played with Minnesota last year, is a five-time first-team All-Pro and a player who could boost the offense line for the Titans. Tennessee ranked 31st in rushing last year averaging 89.9 yards per game.
Hutchinson is done for the season because of a concussion.|||||||
He has started every game in nine of his 12 seasons. Hutchinson was hurt against the Saints.