NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with their third free agent of this offseason with the addition of offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile, according to Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website.
The length of the deal is for one year, reportedly.
Pamphile, 27, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has been with the team for the past four seasons. The 6-5, 310-pound Purdue product appeared in 53 games for Tampa Bay with 33 starts. Pamphile started 15 games at left guard in 2017 but can plug in and play all five spots along the offensive line, according to ESPN Buccaneers reporter Jenna Laine.
Before coming to Nashville, Titans general manager Jon Robinson worked as the Bucs director of player personnel from 2013 until his hire by Tennessee in 2016.
The move adds competition and depth to a group that includes recently signed guard Josh Kline and Quinton Spain, a restricted free agent who was tendered an offer earlier this month. Robinson has been adamant about adding individuals who can provide versatility and Pamphile would appear to embody that. That flexibility will be particularly important if starting right tackle Jack Conklin is unable to return to full health in time for the 2018 season begins. Back-up tackle Dennis Kelly would likely move up in Conklin’s stead but, as noted by Laine, Pamphile can play that position, as well.
Conklin tore his left ACL in Tennessee’s AFC Divisional round 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots this postseason.